“All is fair in love and decor,” or so we keep telling ourselves, in our best Lady Whistledown voice. If you’re one of those—like this author—who mainlined Shonda Rhimes‘ new Netflix series, “Bridgerton,” chronicling the steamy love lives of a group of siblings in an alternate-universe Regency England (it’s now the streaming service’s fifth most-watched original series), you may be fantasizing about decking out your home in the show’s extravagant patterns and rich colors.
Well, while your chances of landing a duke may be farfetched, you can certainly pull off some of the show’s lush looks in a way that’s worthy of a Whistledown write-up.
Inspired by top designers (also fellow fans), here’s our list of eight absolute must-haves to make your space as swoon-worthy as a 19th-century London home—in Shondaland.
1. Sophisticated door knocker
It all starts at the front door, dear reader—which is why having a statement piece for your entryway is key.
“A fancy door knocker and a bright, modern door let guests know they are in for a sumptuous treat when being invited inside,” says Barri Branker of Beyond the Box Interiors.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make a lasting impression on your guests with this bumblebee door knocker ($69) from Etsy.
2. Drawing room settees
Anyone who wishes to be part of high society this season will understand the importance of a well-defined drawing room, with the appropriate number of settees. Not just for embroidery and light afternoon reading, these exquisite love-seat-style pieces are also the perfect place to dish the latest gossip.
“I love a good settee—give me a plush seat by a window with a book any day,” says Stephanie Purcell of Redesigned Classics. “To me, a sitting area with a good settee brings a sense of calm, and what’s more inviting than that?”
Create your perfect gossip nook with this James settee ($2,795) from One Kings Lane.
3. Swan serving bowl
If an important dinner gathering is in your future, it should not be without a glorious centerpiece like this one.
“A swan serving bowl like this one can be used in so many applications,” says Michelle Harrison-McAllister of Michelle Harrison Design. “Float flowers like tillandsias in water, or add colorful fruit for the centerpiece of your dining or entry table.”
Pick up one of these Godinger swan centerpiece bowls ($35) from Amazon without delay.
4. Elaborate wall candelabra
The best parties are the ones held in perfect lighting, Lady Whistledown might say, and these elaborate (and electric) wall candelabras are about as perfect as it gets—especially since you won’t risk burning your house down.
“Electric wall candelabras provide a wall with a sculptural art piece as well as mood lighting,” says Harrison-McAllister. “This is a great way to create ambiance for any room, from the entryway to the bedroom.”
Enjoy your next historic binge under the dewy glow of this Karnak mosaic-inspired candle light ($269) from Wayfair.
5. Leather lounge chair
Perfect for a little postdinner refreshment, a leather smoking chair like this one will make a welcome addition to any man cave or fireside space—giving a vibe much like the Bridgerton brothers’ favorite club.
“A leather smoking chair is so classy,” says Purcell. “It oozes sophistication and aristocracy. These work great in a den or next to a bookshelf for that vintage library feel. I also like to use them in an office setting as they give off a polished and professional vibe.”
Shop this Watford faux leather armchair ($209) for some vegan-friendly sophistication.
6. Epic hearth mirror
If you don’t yet have a statement piece like this one above your home’s fireplace, then we’re here to help you change that. Less for powdering your face and more for perfecting the romantic luminescence of your living room, a gilded mirror like this one is essential for any serious Bridgertonian.
“An epic hearth mirror adds so much light while adding the illusion of space to a room,” says Purcell. “Pair it with some tall candles for even more light.”
Bring some rosy dazzle into your home with this Java Flourishing accent mirror ($329) from Wayfair.
7. Silky duvet cover
While we can’t promise you’ll have the steamy love life of Daphne and Simon, a silky duvet cover is certainly still a good start to sleeping as well as any duke or duchess. One night in these botanical sateen sheets and you’ll be ready to ring the bell for tea service in the morning.
Shop this stunning Juhl botanical duvet cover set ($166) from Wayfair to fully realize your inner aristocrat.
8. A glass worth raising
This author has been told that it’s quite impossible to toast any event of significance without the proper glassware, which is why a set of these Astoria Grand glasses ($78) are simply a must. If your idea of a drink involves more liquor (or bubbles), we recommend these Fiore coupe glasses ($59) instead.