Just as the nation was struck with another lockdown, Netflix blessed us with the bingeworthy hit series, Bridgerton. With viewing figures projected to reach upwards of 63 million households within just 28 days of its release date,* it’s fair to that the period drama has taken the world by storm. So far, the show has inspired a spike in corset and empire hemline dress sales, in what stylists are calling the ‘Regencycore’ aesthetic. Now, there is a rise in demand for regal interior aesthetics.
What is ‘Regal Revival’?
The exotic parquet flooring and pastel wall panelling that gave the Bridgerton manor houses their oh-so regal aesthetic are now becoming popularised as part of a trend we’ve dubbed the ‘Regal Revival’. Drawing inspiration from the Regency era, the ‘Regal Revival’ trend offers a contemporary twist to the Neo-Classical grandeur of period interiors. This modernised Bridgerton aesthetic is characterised by deep tonal wood floors, abstract paintings and square panelling, finished with gold accents.
A quick and cost-effective way to get the Bridgerton inspired ‘Regal Revival’ look in the home is to install wall panelling. Take a look at our handy tips on how to install Bridgerton inspired wall panelling within a matter of hours...
Step 1. Planning and measuring
- Firstly, you will need to measure the walls every length and width, making a note of any fittings you will need to avoid. Draw your design with the measurements on some paper, making sure to plan an equal gap horizontally and vertically.
- Transfer your measurements and plan to the wall, using a pencil, tape measure and laser level mark where each panel piece will be, while bearing in mind the width of the panel.
Step 2: Cut the panels to length
- The next step is to cut your panels to length. Using a saw and mitre box at a 90-degree angle, carefully cut the panels that will be horizontally placed according to the measurements.
- Repeat this process for all of the horizontal panels, then lightly sand the ends until smooth.
Step 3: Apply the panels to the wall
- When applying the panels to the wall, start with the vertical panels. To apply the panels to the wall, we recommend nails and adhesive for extra security and hold.
- Place your panel onto the marked wall, use a laser level to ensure the panel is straight, then apply strong hold adhesive to the back and apply to the wall. Repeat this process for all panels.
- Ensure you use a pipe and cable detector before nailing or drilling into any walls. If you are unsure it is safe to nail into your wall, opt for a strong adhesive instead.
- Once you have applied the panels, use decorators caulk to patch any gaps, cracks or holes, then sand prior to finishing.
Step 4: Get the Bridgerton look
- To achieve a Bridgerton inspired look, paint your panelling in your favourite pastel colour scheme. For an extra dose of luxury, finish your panelling off with some gold.
Step 5: Share your Renovation
- We love seeing how you have transformed your home with Richard Burbidge. Upload a picture of your DIY project to Instagram or Facebook and tag us @richard_burbidge. You can also upload your images to our testimonials page here. We can’t wait to see what you create with Richard Burbidge mouldings!
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