SMOKING ROOM, LANHYDROCK,Cornwall - There was not one dominant style of furniture in the Victorian period. Designers rather used and modified many styles taken from various time periods in history like Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, Neoclassical and others. The Gothic and Rococo revival style were the most common styles to be seen in furniture during this time in history.
If you're going to have stools, get interesting ones. No one ever wants to sit on them, but if they are interesting at least they'll be worth looking at. I'm kind of over the distressed/salvaged accessory look though. contemporary living room by Andrew Snow Photography