The classical arch became popular again, panel mouldings were simplified and walls were plain plaster or simply painted in neutral colours, such as grey. Symmetry found its place again and decorative devices came from classical figures, swags, garlands, laurel wreaths and urns. Flamboyance could still be seen in the beds where ostrich feathers adorned many a corona and the fabric of choice was the eye-boggling Toile de Jouy. (Take care when examining these fabrics as they often showed the events of the day in all their gory glory including the guillotining of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.)
Victorian Style – One of the most popular of these interior designs includes the Victorian style. Victorian decoration arts refer to the styling of decorative arts within the Victorian period. The Victorian period will be known for its interpretation of historic styles, eclectic revival and the presentation of cross-cultural influences of Asia and the Middle East in interior decoration, fittings and furniture.
The standard dials can usually be replaced easily by removing the instrument panel and overlaying a pre-printed panel. White backgrounds are popular and these have the added advantage of being easily seen at night. Strangely when the dash illumination turns on at night the numbers will glow and the white background will go dark, at least that was the effect in my Corolla. Companies sell complete instrument binnacles, or kits to convert the standard one. Most will require some disassembly of the dashboard to install.
Glamour decor uses a lot of metallic elements: gold, silver, copper. Transparent home decor accessories can also work, such as transparent desk lamps, for example. Abstract art pieces made of metallic silver or gold will compose well with the surroundings. Even wall art can have some metallics in it. It’s all about excess.
Dash covers make another good upgrade. Lining the curves and contours of your dash, dash covers and a dash kit provide a quality look through precision patterns, ensuring a flawless fit. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, including carpet, suede and velor, dash covers protect your dash from UV rays, muddy shoes, soda pop spills and anything else encountered in everyday driving. In addition, quality dash covers are custom-tailored to your vehicle’s make, model and year for a perfect fit that won’t block any of your vents.