We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (2024)

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We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (1)

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  • With its bright colors, flowers, and fashion, "Bridgerton" is one of the most beautiful shows on TV.
  • The characters' homes reflect a romanticized version of Regency decor.
  • We asked four interior designers how to capture the look and feel of "Bridgerton's" decor.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (2)

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When "Bridgerton" debuted on Netflix in 2020, viewers immediately noticed the opulent decor. Ornateness aside, the colors and floral wallpapers are also very different from what you find in many US homes.

Colette van den Thillart, principal at CVDT Interior Design, calls the Bridgerton look "romanticized Regency" because it doesn't exactly match what you'd find in the period, which took place from 1810 to 1820. But the show is so beautiful that it's helped spur a "Regencycore" trend, with demand rising for everything from corsets to tea sets.

When it comes to decor, there are ways to add a bit of "Bridgerton" sensibility into your home without draping everything in damask. We asked four designers for tips on incorporating the style. "It's not so much about emulating the show as much as bringing some romance and prettiness into your life," said Young Huh, principal at Young Huh Interior Design.

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Pillows

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (5)

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Executive producer Shonda Rhimes brought "Bridgerton" to Netflix, and "all you have to do is look at her apartment and just know that layers are incredible," saidJessica Kain Barton, principal at J Kathryn Interiors. That includes her collection of pillows covering all her living room seating.

Huh said adding a couple of pillows is an easy way to incorporate the look.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (6)

Anthropologie Tasseled Teague Cotton-Linen Pillow

Lady Danbury has some tasseled pillows in her sitting room. Anthropologie’s cotton-linen tasseled pillows come in five colors.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (7)

Kelly Clarkson Home Liana Cut Square Velvet Pillow Cover & Insert

If you love the damask look, these pillows from Kelly Clarkson Home are available in several colors and are an affordable way to add some “Bridgerton” flair to your home.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (8)

Pottery Barn Ainsley Toile Pillow Cover

Add a touch of toile to your favorite chair with the Pottery Barn Ainsley pillow cover.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (9)

Waterford Bedding Anora Rectangular Pillow Cover and Insert

The Bridgertons have many fringed pillows, and the elegant Waterford Anora pillow looks regal enough to fit in.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (10)

Frontgate Odette Floral Fringed Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Made of Sunbrella fabric, the Frontgate Odette pillow is pretty but hardy enough to take on an outdoor picnic.

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Mirrors and art

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (11)

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If you're concerned that your current decor doesn't fit the "Bridgerton" milieu, Liz Caan, principal at Caan & Co., said adding small touches can work well. "An antique mirror would be so beautiful in a very clean space," she said. "It would just really almost become art itself, which I think is sort of nice and highlights that time period."

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (12)

Neiman Marcus Sophia Rectangular Dressing Mirror

Neiman Marcus’s Sophia dressing mirror looks like it belongs on the set of Bridgerton.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (13)

Anthropologie Cecilia Mirror

Available in a few shapes and sizes, the Anthropologie Cecilia mirror has the filigree you’d expect from Regency-style decor.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (14)

By Geraud Vidal, Marguerite Gérard Le triomphe de Minette Painting

This image, painted in the late 1700s, is in the public domain, so you can have it printed and put it in an ornate frame.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (15)

The Ancient Home Athena Bust Sculpture

The Regency period was influenced by the excavations of Pompeii, and there was interest in the classical era, said van den Thillart. In “Bridgerton,” the Queen has a statue of Athena in her garden.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (16)

Design Toscano Versailles Maidens Sculptural Mantel Clock

The clocks on “Bridgerton” are beautiful and functional, and you add an equally eye-catching timepiece to your own mantle.

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Vases and flowers

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (17)

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Flowers feature prominently on "Bridgerton." "When talking about Regency interiors, there was a real desire to bring the garden inside" with architecture and wall murals, said van den Thillart. While she doesn't see that specifically on the show, she thinks the garden-y color palette is a nod to the era's style.

"I think that's what's also really pretty about 'Bridgeton' is they have amazing florals," said Huh. You can make your own with anemones and sweet peas. "It doesn't have to be fancy," she said. "It could be things that you pick up at the grocery store."

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (18)

Afloral Distressed Gold Metal Compote Bowl

In “Bridgerton,” flowers are often seen in gilded containers, and this distressed gold bowl from Afloral has an antique look.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (19)

Williams Sonoma Chrysanthemum Ginger Jars

Keep your eyes peeled for the many blue-and-white vases on Bridgerton. This jar from Williams Sonoma is made of porcelain and painted cobalt blue.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (20)

Ashland Purple Wisteria Bush

Lots of people adore the wisteria covering the Bridgerton home, and you can add some sprigs to your own faux flower arrangements with this wisteria bush from Michaels.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (21)

Jamali 18-Inch Yellow Wash Urn

Huh suggested Jamali for floral accessories, like this urn that looks like it’s been sitting on your estate for centuries.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (22)

Wedgwood Magnolia Blossom Vase

The Bridgerton’s blue-hued home is a nod to Wedgwood blue, the same color still found on the company’s vases.

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Tableware

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (23)

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Whether they're sipping tea or something stronger, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ton are often holding lovely cups and glasses. "You could go to a vintage store or a flea market and buy some really pretty floral teacups and some embroidered napkins," said Huh.

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Biscuit Home Ouisie Pink co*cktail Napkins

Designer Huh likes Biscuit Home’s co*cktail napkins. “They're just perfect for spring,” she said.

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Wedgwood x Sheila Bridges Horses Teacup and Saucer

If you fell in love with the teacups on Bridgerton, Huh calls the new Sheila Bridges Wedgwood collection “romantic, but so contemporary.”

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Wedgwood Wonderlust Coupe Plate

“You don't have to commit to a whole set,” Huh said of the new Wedgwood collection. “You [can] get a few mugs or a couple dessert plates for a little bit of whimsy.”

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Williams Sonoma Vintage Etched Goblets

While not exactly what you’d see at the Bridgertons’ table, these Williams Sonoma vintage goblets do have a similar shape and come in four colors.

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DishUponAStar Mismatched Teacups

Etsy is a great place to find one-of-a-kind teacups. Even when they don’t all match, they still manage to look right together.

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Furniture

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (29)

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Every designer we spoke to agreed that your best bet for Regency-style furniture is antique shops and sites like Chairish and 1stDibs. Furniture from the period is extremely pricey, but you can look for similar styles and silhouettes from later eras on these sites, too.

"You're actually getting an original piece that is probably from that time period," said Caan. "They're worth restoring."

"You're starting to see that people are kind of going to this style, in some ways, because they're able to find really unique pieces that are also sustainable," said Barton.

Some of the hallmarks include curved sofas, embellishment, and thin legs. "Anything with really delicate details or inset decorations in the wood," said Huh.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (30)

Anthropologie Tufted Wingback Bed

Season 1 of “Bridgerton” had many people longing for four-poster beds, but this wingback bed from Anthropologie is also decadent.

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (31)

Ave Home Camille Demilune Console Table

This console table from One Kings Lane is modeled on furniture from a slightly earlier time period in France, during the Louis XVI reign.

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Massoud Scarlett Settee

We often see the “Bridgerton” characters ensconced in a curved settee while discussing the latest gossip, like this Massoud piece from Neiman Marcus.

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Theodore Alexander Kati Solid Wood Armchair

This Louis XVI-inspired chair from Theodore Alexander comes in 46 fabric colors and 10 frame colors so you can customize it to your heart’s content.

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One Kings Lane Leilani Bench

With narrow legs and tufted velvet, the Leilani Bench looks like the perfect place to read one of Lady Whistledown’s pamphlets.

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Colors

We talked to 4 interior designers to find 'Bridgerton'-inspired home decor that will transport you to the Regency era (35)

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There are so many great colors in the show, said Huh. "You could easily pick some pinks and mints and light blues and emulate some of that vibe in your space."

Caan said the colors are more updated versions of the era, with a teal blue and deep salmon. "If you have a very neutral room, it's really easy to add a lot of these colors as sort of an accent," she said.

While you'd see more strong reds and dark greens in the Regency Era, "the show, to me, is giving a sort of more 'Marie Antoinette' lightheartedness, aesthetically," said van den Thillart. Some of the interiors seen on the show are painted in Edward Bulmer Natural Paint colors, she said.

Though the company doesn't ship to the US, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams have fairly accurate color-matching.

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Sherwin-Williams Sage Green Light Paint

Sage is a popular color in 2022, and Sherwin-Williams’ Sage Green Light is close to Edward Bulmer Natural Paint’s Drab Green, seen in the “Somerset House” on “Bridgerton.”

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Benjamin Moore Fairway Oaks Paint

Close to Edward Bulmer Natural Paint’s Tawny color, Benjamin Moore’s Fairway Oaks is an earthy tone that’s warm and inviting.

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Benjamin Moore Labrador Blue Paint

Edward Bulmer’s French Blue is reminiscent of Wedgwood Blue, and you can capture a similar brightness with Benjamin Moore’s Labrador Blue.

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Behr Heirloom Orchid Paint

Pretty pastels are all over “Bridgerton,” and you can get the look with Behr’s Heirloom Orchid if you can’t get your hands on Edward Bulmer Natural Paint’s Lavender.

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Sherwin Williams Piedmont Paint

Duck Egg is one of Edward Bulmer Natural Paint’s Regency colors, and Sherwin-Williams’ pale mint Piedmont looks very similar.

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Fabrics and patterns

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For fabrics that bring some of the show's style, Huh suggests "florals, really pretty prints, things that are just very unabashedly feminine."

You can go for a light touch with a pillow or cover your windows in opulent drapes. "Cole & Son has some amazing, really detailed, colorful toile," said Barton. She and van den Thillart both mentioned Schumacher fabrics as well.

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Cole & Son Hummingbirds Cotton Fabric

Featuring hummingbirds, butterflies, and florals, this fabric from Cole & Son is available in two colors and comes in either cotton or silk.

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Schumacher Anna Damask Fabric

The Schumacher Anna Damask Fabric is linen with a light sheen, and it comes in light blue or gray.

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FabricSupplier Damask Jacquard Floral Brocade Fabric

This damask has a sheen to its floral design and isn’t far off from Wedgwood blue.

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MyTextileFabric Vintage Damask Fabric

Available in white, ivory, and pink, this damask wouldn’t look out of place in Penelope Featherington’s bedroom.

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Peacoquette Designs Spoonflower Belvedere Floral Stripe Fabric

Though modeled on Victorian wallpaper, the blue stripes bring to mind one of the Bridgertons’ sofas.

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Wallpaper

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For wallpaper, Caan likes the idea of modernizing a toile or damask so they feel fresh while still having a classic pattern. "There's a lot of great wallpapers now that are toile, and they're kind of cheeky," she said.

To emulate the paneled walls that are in the "Bridgerton" homes, Huh said you could get molding and create your own and add removable wallpaper. "You could just do one above the sofa, and it's almost like a painting," she said.

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Schumacher Blue Villandry Wallpaper

Akin to the panels in the Bridgerton family sitting room, Schumacher’s Villandry wallpaper is a light blue and cream damask.

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Chasing Paper Simple Stripe Wallpaper

“Anything striped” can evoke the Regency period, van den Thillart said, and this mint-and-white wallpaper from Chasing Paper reminded us of a brighter take on the Feathertingtons’ sofas.

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Galerie Wallcoverings Floral Wallpaper

It’s hard to miss Lady Danbury’s pink wallpaper, which is covered in birds and flowers like this Galerie Wallpaper.

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Beckersketch Dinosaur Toile Pattern Wallpaper

If you decide to go for a modern twist on toile, you can bet Spoonflower’s dinosaur wallpaper is certainly anachronistic.

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House of Hackney Florika Wallpaper

For something a bit splashier, like the wallpaper in Simon and Daphne’s bedroom, the House of Hackney Florika Wallpaper has big florals and deep tones.

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Bridgerton decor FAQs

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What is "Bridgerton" decor?

The show "Bridgerton" is set in the early 1800s in England, during the Regency period. "It's kind of opulent," said Liz Caan, principal at Caan & Co. "There's a formality to it, and there's color, and it's got glamour and personality."

Though it's filmed in many era-appropriate locations, the show doesn't strictly adhere to the color palette of the times.

"It's completely imaginative," said Young Huh, principal at Young Huh Interior Design. "It's a fantasy world where everything is very pastel."

Why do people like it?

Between the damask fabric, floral wallpaper, and curved sofas, there's plenty to love about Bridgerton's style, even if it was out of fashion for years. "It's very delightful, and it's also something we haven't seen in a while," said Huh.

It's fresh and romantic, she said, compared to the mid-century-modern look that's dominated much of design for many years. Caan agreed that the "Bridgerton" style feels more personalized. "I think that it maybe resonates with a lot of people," she said.

"There is something to me that's so refreshing about seeing that kind of light and airy femininity kind of coming back in through fabrics and textiles and wallpaper," said Jessica Kain Barton, principal at J Kathryn Interiors.

How do I style the "Bridgerton" look?

"You don't have to lean into one aesthetic," said Barton. "You can really take what you like and leave the rest."

That might mean reupholstering a piece of furniture in toile fabric or adding vintage clocks to the mantle and leaving everything else as is. " Nothing has to match or be perfect to be beautiful," said Barton.

Jenny McGrath

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Jenny McGrath is a senior science reporter, covering archaeology, paleontology, and more. She's written about science throughout history, technological innovations, and women in science. Some archaeological and paleontological research she has covered include Neanderthal cave drawings, some of the oldest stone tools found in the US, a tiny "ice mouse" that lived among dinosaurs, and Pleistocene extinctions. Other areas of interest include invasive species and scientific mysteries. Before joining the science team, Jenny covered smart-home technology and home appliances. Prior to working at Business Insider, Jenny was a senior writer and home editor for Digital Trends. She launched the site's home section as its first home editor in 2014, before Amazon released the first Echo and the same year Google bought Nest. At trade shows including CES, KBIS, and IFA, she's watched smart-home and home appliance trends evolve. She always has podcast recommendations.

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