House of Cards is one of those dangerously addictive TV shows that has cleverly blended political intrigue with undercurrents of thrill. While the story of Frank and Claire Underwood manipulating their way to power is highly engrossing, it wouldn’t be the same without those beautiful set designs. From the sophisticated elegance of the Underwood residence to the tasteful White House decor, the show is packed to the brim with interior inspiration!
With this in mind, I’ve rounded up a collection of home decor tips inspired by House of Cards. Keep reading to find out how to create an abode the Underwoods would be proud of.
Nothing quite emulates the formal stately atmosphere of the Underwood residence living room like the regal wingback chair.
Classically elegant, these chairs are perfect for those wanting to add a dose of luxe authority to their space.
Incorporate the wingback into your home as either a bedroom accent or chic dining chair substitute for ultimate sophistication.
Victorian Style Detailing
House of Cards exudes charisma through both its finely crafted story line and thoughtful set design.
The backdrop of Victorian style detailing throughout the Underwood residence, as well as the Oval Office, is a palpable design element that perfectly conveys the decadence of the show.
Get the look by opting for intricate crown moldings, repeated beaded wall panels and other plaster of Paris details.
Rich Mahogany Accents
If there’s one thing the set of House of Cards excels in, it’s glamour. That’s thanks in part to those sumptuous mahogany accents.
From those timeless shuttered cabinets in the Underwood living room, to the imposing wood accents littered throughout the White House, mahogany captures the rich detailing of the show’s characters and storyline to a tee.
For an easy way to get the look, consider adding mahogany accent pieces throughout your home. A stylish console, beautiful end-table, or even exposed door jambs, should do the trick.
50 Shades of Neutral
Claire Underwood’s home reflects her fine taste and sophistication vis-a-vis a beautifully curated palette of neutrals.
Shades of ivory and gold make for an overall restrained aesthetic that’s every bit as chic as it is sleek.
A Touch of Intellectual
Claire Underwood is nothing if not an intellectual. What better reflects her talent and genius than an overflowing book collection?
You don’t have to go for a full out library to get this particular House of Cards detail in your home.
Instead, consider utilizing books as a decorative accent. Whether you stack them high in an empty unused fireplace, or place them on your coffee table as a finishing touch, the presence of books will evoke a sense of that high-power intellectual charisma synonymous with the show.
Classical Light Fixtures
If you’re looking to mimic the refined elegance of the Underwood household, then classical light fixtures are a must.
Why shop modern when you can mimic that dignified ambiance with the help of antique light fixtures?
I especially love the use of Gothic Victorian chandeliers, intricate wall sconces and vintage candelabras to get the look on lock.
What do you think of House of Cards inspired decor?
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