There was plenty to catch the eye in Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton – and if you could manage to look past the smouldering Duke, you might well have noticed the gorgeous Regency interiors.
Bridgerton's sumptuous backdrops have inspired viewers to swap afternoon coffee for high tea and fill their homes with everything from four-poster beds to richly embroidered fabrics.
As the Regencycore trend gathers momentum, here's how to turn your home into a 19th century palace.
1 Colour is key
Choose a main colour and layer it up to create a soothing, elegant interior. Wedgwood blue was the hallmark tone of the Regency period – and the signature colour of the Bridgerton family. Complement the soft powder blue with deeper tones of the same shade, balanced with white and pale cream. If blue isn’t for you, consider other popular Regency colours like yellow, green, rose, lilac and white.
2 Prints Regent
Bring in brocade, damask and jacquard fabrics for drama and opulence. The Regency period was all about bold use of colour, from deep blue or dark red velvets to elaborate chinoiserie wallpapers and tapestries. Add a touch of Regency flair with embroidered cushions, go bold with a statement wall and floor-sweeping silk curtains, or add a contemporary twist with cascading Roman blinds.
3 Light fantastic
It wouldn’t be Regency without a chandelier or two. Where a flamboyant chandelier or ornate wall sconce will certainly bring the wow factor, a gilded table lamp, brass floor lamp, table candelabra - or even candles placed in front of a period mirror - will add style and a little extra sparkle to any room.
4 First impressions
The outside of your home is your chance to create a good first impression; Bridgerton featured plenty of gorgeous wisteria clambering across the front of elegant houses. Wisteria and ivy are the perfect way to add style to your property – and because they cling to the wall, they don’t take up much ground space. Solar lamps and fairy lights are also a very pretty way to light up your outside space.
5 Little and often
If full-on Regencycore is a little too much, you can still bring in touches of period drama with antique mirrors, brass door and cabinet handles, wooden or caned furniture, and vintage botanical prints framed in gold or brass.