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With Bridgerton now back on our screens, the charming features of Regency-style décor have surged once more, continuing to inspire and influence the world of interiors. Imagine elegant drapery, luxurious fabrics, intricate patterns, and exotic colours – these timeless elements of the period are now making a grand appearance in modern homes. Read on as we delve into this desired trend, considering how you can influence your home with the elegance of Regencycore. 

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What is Regencycore?

This popular trend celebrates the Regency period in England between 1811 to 1820, where opulence, romance, and regality took centre stage. Strongly influenced by Neoclassicism, Regency interiors explored the elegant, airy proportions of Georgian houses, as well as grand arches and domes inspired by the popular architecture of the time.

Although Bridgerton first debuted in 2020, this regal trend shows no signs of slowing down. Google searches for ‘Regency interior design’ have increased by 50% in the past twelve months, as homeowners increasingly draw inspiration from the rich history and timeless elegance of the past.

How can you echo the popular interior trend in your home?

Colour Palette

Regencycore offers two distinct yet equally inspiring looks, the luxurious allure of rich jewel tones like emerald greens, sapphire blues and deep reds or the enchanting charm of delicate pastels and floral patterns for a dreamy escape. In the period drama Bridgerton, the Featherington family embraces the pastel side of the colour palette, incorporating lime greens, canary yellows and bright oranges with soft powder pinks and sage greens to both their décor and clothing. 

Once you’ve selected your favourite hue, look to include it throughout your interior in key focused areas such as bedding, feature walls, curtains, rugs or ornaments. 

Regency Paint Colours collection by Little Greene


Pairing natural rugs or carpets with bold colours and lavish patterns is a great way to inject Regency style into your home décor. Derived from sustainable plant fibres, natural carpets and rugs made from sisal, jute, coir, or seagrass add texture and style in abundance, while displaying a sense of regal charm. When paired with neutral rugs or carpets, the elaborate and intricate details of the Regency period can shine.

A great way to illustrate this is by combining bordered edges in deep royal hues with light champagnes and natural textures to elevate these classic designs, adding a wow factor to interiors without being too overpowering.

Consider using our Make Me A Rug Service to explore the endless possibilities for bespoke rugs and runners for your regency inspired interiors.

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It’s all in the details

Further enhance your chosen colour palette with decorative details synonymous with the Regency era. Reimagine the era’s extravagance and regal charm by mixing and matching bold and flamboyant floral patterns that reflect the natural themes of the early 19th century, frequently used in a maximalist way. Extend these lavish florals beyond linens to wallpapers or rugs, creating a design that’s rich and luxurious. Consider highlighting your favourite hue from the delicate designs and introduce them as colourful rug borders, this will add a bespoke touch to your space whilst providing ultimate comfort underfoot. Or for a more understated approach, elevate your décor with brass-toned accents like ornate picture frames, candles and  antique arched mirrors, adding a touch of timeless sophistication.  

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Grand Furniture

Regencycore furniture, although neo-classical in style, was heavily influenced by discoveries made on travels across Europe. Design features included, curved legs, rich wooden elements and centrepiece points that accentuated quality craftsmanship and elegance. 

To achieve a layered and sumptuous look, choose furniture made from luxurious fabrics like velvet and combine with different designs. Wingback chairs and chaise longues were popular décor options, often paired with grand wooden desks and chests of drawers. Make sure to style affluent furnishings with a decorative and luxurious rug to create a centrepiece for grand furniture to be positioned around. This will allow the key Regencycore pieces to shine whilst complementing the overall décor.

Wool Herringbone Zig Zag Carpet with a Cotton Herringbone Thistle Border

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