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Oh, that special touch


Accessories when well placed, will catch the eye amd can add that final touch of medieval times or Victorian elegance to your home or just a space.   Some items that you can consider are fabrics, (satins and crushed velvet is one type you can use). Studs, brackets hinges and handles can be bought in a variety of gothic styles and added to furniture and cabinets.

Mirrors with ornate frames add grandeur to any room. In medieval times mirrors were a sign of status in society. Not everyone had mirrors in those very early days and now several hundred years later, mirrors are so common place, we don’t even stop to think about it. There are different style for everyone’s taste. Consider researching some of these styles: baroque mirrors, renaissance mirrors and neoclassic style mirrors.

A wall torch and the wall sconce.

Using torches on the wall in medieval times and later the wall sconce in Victorian times, was a way to have light in a room. Today with modern technology, you can have the mystery of the medieval torch (without the soot and smoke) and the elegance of the Victorian wall sconce. It is easy to install and have it powered by electricity, therefore having a medieval feeling with modern convenience and no dangers.

Here area few interesting ideas…..

Dragon Toilet Paper Holder
Knight Book Ends
Sword and Shield Plaque

wrought iron or pewter candle holders on the walls or a candle chandelier in iron or pewter hanging from the ceilings.

Doorknockers are a fascinating feature and goodness are there ever a lot of different ones. A quick google search and you will see dozens of ideas and styles.

You can add replicas of weaponry like stunning shields, swords, helmets, complete suits of armor, daggers, spears, and axes. Small sized knight statues on horseback for the table will look amazing. If you have a lot of room why not add a large sized knight statue in the living room or just outside of the door to the bedroom or the living room or the bathroom or outside the door on the porch.

Dragon and gargoyle figurines and/or sculptures and pictures.  If you’re good at crafts and art, you can dress your windows to look like stained glass.  These were a hallmark of the medieval period and are quite unique.  When placed in prominent places, they tend to attract a lot of attention and can make be the subjects of interesting conversations.  Always keep you eyes out for knick knacks at garage sales or thrift stores.