Georgian Dollhouses are iconic, and they embody a period between 1714 and 1830. During this period, people started to pay closer attention to interior and fashion. People across the world visited Europe, and it wasn’t uncommon for people to spend a year traveling Europe.
The upper classes enjoyed a posh lifestyle.
And now over 185 years later, people try to recreate the Georgian dollhouse look. It’s a time that’s revered, and you can recreate these homes right at-home with dollhouses.
If you’re looking for a genuine way to create a Georgian dollhouse, we’re going to show you how to recreate your own.
Basic Exterior and Characteristics
You’ll need to purchase or build a dollhouse that naturally looks like a Georgian exterior. A few hints to achieve this are:
- Stately homes
- Brick exteriors
- Two or more rows of windows in the front
- Dramatic steps leading to the home (optional)
These are stately homes, so make sure you choose a model that is “stately.”
Once you’ve found your shell, you’ll want to think about the color schemes of the home. The traditional colors changed over the 115-year Georgian period, but the interior colors should be:
- Sage green, blue greys and burgundy
- Dusky pinks and sky blues
The latter is from the later period. You’ll also find that the floors were all wood (in most cases), and extensive usage of throw rugs was used. If the home was more prestigious, it wasn’t uncommon for marble or pale colored stone to be used on the floor.
Wallpaper was used extensively. Squares and stripes were most common at the time.
Cotton, floral fabrics were used on furniture pieces. Furniture was delicate during this period. Fireplaces were grand, and this meant that the fireplace was the focal point of the room. Eye-catching and elegant, these fireplaces were often adorned with ornaments and pictures above and around the fireplace.
Fireplaces during the period were much larger than the traditional, small fireplaces we see today.
The moldings in the rooms were elaborate, and classical figures and ribbons were used. Front doors contained a central knob, and there were no letterboxes present. The properties often included shutters.
Light was an important part of each home, and it wasn’t uncommon for a home to have two or three rows of windows in the front. The windows were accompanied with dramatic steps leading to the front door if the home was of a “higher quality.”