As spring buds blossom and the weather warms up, we’re celebrating new beginnings. After the restrictions of lockdown and chilly days, it’s time to look at rejuvenating our surroundings. The second season of Netflix’s popular TV series Bridgerton couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

This absorbing period drama offers the perfect inspiration for us to recreate luxurious surroundings to fall in love with. It begs us to design Regency interiors. Granted, those interiors are decorated with pastel hues. Those colours reflect those glorious days in the early 1800s, when life was leisurely and luxurious. 

Let’s take a look at English Regency interior décor and furniture as it’s portrayed in the new Bridgerton TV series. This was a romantic time. Indeed, in those days people went about leisurely pursuits. Balls, luncheons and garden parties reigned supreme and romance was almost tangible. 

5 tips to get the English Regency home style

Bring a touch of indulgence into your rooms with these Bridgerton-inspired décor design ideas. It's easy – just add interior décor and Regency furniture. That will make your rooms look a little like the interiors in those glorious Regency buildings.

Bridgerton house - netflix

Regency home decor - a window view to their interior

Naturally, you'll find the enigmatic Bridgerton characters extremely dynamic. They will take your breath away. Stop for a moment to absorb their surroundings. The stunning Regency architecture, Regency style house plans that are showpieces by masters like John Nash.

1. Stripes and their uses in the Regency interiors

Take special note of the Regency furniture style in the décor. A plush chaise longue, the gorgeous Wedgwood hues in the Bridgerton's Regency drawing room.

They used pastel colours throughout the room, including soft greens, pinks, yellows and peach plus delicate blue. These have all been specially created to reflect the personality of the inhabitants of each Regency house featured in the series.

As seen at the Bridgertons, upholstery is in the same shade of hues as the rest of the room. They used only two colours of similar shades to fit in with the rest of the colour scheme.

Elegant and classic, the use of stripes is the perfect addition in any room. Indeed, it is a classy Regency feel given to any furniture in the form of upholstery or alternatively used on wallpaper. The Regency era was a mix of fun and playfulness, inspired by the exotic.

Add a touch of whimsy

In addition, when you design your home, make sure to be a little playful. Combine classic furniture with fun, colourful patterns or stick to the 1 or 2 hues that represent your personality and space.

Just like in Jane Austen's iconic novels, you will notice lots of brass inlays, gilded mirrors, mahogany and ebony furniture with elaborate carvings. There will also be lots of sabre leg chairs and decorative picture frames.

Stripes on sofa - Bridgerton
Stripes uphostery - Bridgerton

These pieces are all symbolic of the Regency interiors favoured by King George IV. He lived in the spectacular Royal Pavilion in Brighton which is featured in the latest Netflix series.

Now explore some beautiful stripe designs by independent designers, from classic single colour designs to colourful ones.

Seaside Stripes
By Speare_Creations
Seaside Stripes
By Speare_Creations

Now, for those who want to add more colour, use a stronger statement piece of furniture using bolder designs. Striped wallpapers come in many thicknesses and colours.

Another thing: interior design styles can be used in combination. You can have a Regency style home without the heavy feel of over ornamentation. You can use small highlights throughout the space and make it click. In fact, Regency style opens many doors and gives ideas of how fabrics and patterns are used. Remember to keep a bright white ceiling in every room to allow the space to feel lighter and brighter.

2.  Elegant wall design in Regency style

Explore the enchanting Regency interior wall design styles in the lavish settings featured on the screen as the series unfolds.

Regency ineriors floral wallpaper Bridgerton

Regency wallpaper can do wonders, as shown in this iconic TV series. Take a stylish wall featured in Bridgerton and make it your own

Perhaps make one wall into a feature using a gilded effect or gorgeous Regency-inspired pattern or print. Floral and nature designs were very popular and bring a sense of natural beauty within the space.

A Damask design is used within wallpaper panels in the Bridgerton estate. This was very popular within Regency interiors and is a returning trend. Take a look at the designs we've chosen below to give you an idea.

Niagra Blue Damask
By Adeledecor - wallpaper
Niagra Blue Damask
By Adeledecor
Folk Damask in Soft Teal
By diane-rooney - wallpaper
Folk Damask in Soft Teal
By diane-rooney

How to add a touch of romance

Walls are an excellent example of how you can create this romantic trend of the era. Choose vibrant colours. Or try using a simple Regency stripe design in a soft lilac or rosebud hue instead.

Blue Wildflower Stripe
By jhugginsdesign - wallpaper
Blue Wildflower Stripe
By jhugginsdesign
ssical royal blue
By irisblossompatterns -wallpaper
striped classical royal blue
By irisblossompatterns

Choose a wallpaper to recreate a modern Regency home décor style, or arrange pictures in a certain way on the wall. You can also make a desk look more interesting by adding interesting accessories with a touch of Regency class.

3.   Decadent tables

In Bridgerton’s sumptuous dining room table settings, remember: attention to detail is important. You'll notice this at tea time, for instance. They sometimes make this an elegant garden affair! Use subtle touches in tableware, table runners and beautiful tables to tell your style story.

You can recreate this look at summer lunches, picnics and dinners. Tables full of plates brimming with delicious food, placemats and napkins offset with old world crockery and cutlery. You’ll find a wealth of inspiration from gorgeous designs here.

Blue Rhapsody
By PatriciaSheaDesigns
Blue Rhapsody
By PatriciaSheaDesigns

Tea time - Bridgeton regency interiors

Golden Chrysanthemums
By TaraNealArts
Golden Chrysanthemums
By TaraNealArts

4.   Bedroom Regency interiors

Regency Interiors - Bridgerton
cushion- A Sprig of Orange
By PatternDotDesigns
A Sprig of Orange
By PatternDotDesigns
cushion - Entwined Ribbons - Gold
By andreaalice
Entwined Ribbons - Gold
By andreaalice

Think about it: Regency inspiration can guide you to transform your bed into a comfortable, luxurious space filled with style. Recreate the sumptuousness of the Bridgerton Regency period bedrooms. Simply throw on lots of cushions in soft tones or pretty floral patterns.

Forget minimalism. Look at adding a new touch of luxury with throw cushions, upholstery and trims. You can enhanced this even further by using Velvet ( or Eco Velvet) fabric.

pillow design Euphorbia
By MargaretClavell
Euphorbia
By MargaretClavell
pillow design
Amori in aqua dot
By LilyOake
Amori in aqua dot
By LilyOake

Attention to detail

An English Regency home would pay attention to every detail. Linen should be lavish, in shades of soft gold, cream or white and quilts should be marshmallow-soft with damask coverings. The possibilities are as endless as the opportunities available.

pattern - Pink Rhapsody
By PatriciaSheaDesigns
Pink Rhapsody
By PatriciaSheaDesigns

The grand Empire-style spaces in all of these houses feature soothing, sumptuous colours that recreate the elegance and luxury of those bygone days.

4.   A touch of luxury in the Regency style

pattern dresses - Bridgerton

A perfect match for vibrant colourful pattern dresses. Pick the fabrics that express your personality and look radiant in a spring or summer walk between the blossoms.

Use light fabrics like Eco Satin Flow, Massey Crepe, Summer Voile or Organic Satin to create flowing summer pieces or Duchess Satin, Velvet or Heavy Satin for more sumptuous ballgowns or dresses.

Floral and Birds VIII
By BurcuKorkmazyurek -design
Floral and Birds VIII
By BurcuKorkmazyurek
Design 06-11-2020-16-03-34
By BurcuKorkmazyurek - design
Design 06-11-2020-16-03-34
By BurcuKorkmazyurek

5.   Regency interiors are all about the atmosphere

Regency interior design focuses on the atmosphere. This is what creates that dream-like quality. Convert your personal living spaces with lamps with soft lighting, lots of candles and diffusers. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you’re transformed to the fairytale Regency period. 

The Regency period includes elegant furniture and accessories upholstered in stunning sumptuous fabrics, floral decorations and intricate wall mouldings.

The secret lies in the subtlety – classic pastel shades, soft patterns and embellishments that hint of luxury, grandness and affluence.

That’s the secret to Bridgerton décor and classical style. It’s not just about the look, it has become more about the ambience. This creates an atmosphere of leisurely, luxury living.

Add a modern touch

Yet you can keep those modern elements. It’s the way you incorporate luxury into your personal spaces that will offer that touch of modern Regency Bridgerton interior design. Explore more designs.

Regency interiors

The right way to recreate Regency interiors

Image credits: Netflix.com & maake