Owing to the fact that dollhouse is a popular hobby world over; there are several different dollhouse patterns available in the market. These dollhouse patterns are inspired from various prevalent and classic architecture styles. On one hand there are classical dollhouse patterns such as Victorian, Georgian, Colonial, and English Tudor and on the other side there are modern dollhouse patterns like those replicating the condos, beach-houses, log cabins, barns and cottages.
The Victorian dollhouse patterns embrace the flamboyant style of Victorian architecture, well-known for its steep pitched roofs, gables, verges with gingerbread stick trim or decorations highlighting the eaves. These dollhouse patterns defy the classical symmetry and orderliness of the Greek and Georgian architecture (also popular dollhouse patterns). These dollhouse patterns are also known for their remarkable layered chimneys, finials and peak cresting that emphasize the beauty of the roofs. Such dollhouse patterns follow a multi-textured and multi-hued look for the exterior. This brought out well by usage of materials like clapboard, stucco, board and baton
Similarly, the dollhouses based on the Colonial dollhouse patterns are structured per the Colonial architecture. There is an open fire pit, housed in the fire room that is the end room of the house. This dollhouse pattern is basically an American adaptation of the English cottage. The Colonial dollhouse pattern does not feature any frivolous ornamentation. The doors are plain and fulfill only the utility. The dollhouses following the Colonial dollhouse patterns are generally made of clapboard or wooden shingles.
Yet another very popular series of dollhouse patterns follows the English Tudor style. The Tudors are actually magnificent houses constituting a frame work of hewn timbers and pounding sticks that jam in between the beams.
No matter what dollhouse patterns you may adopt, the focus should not only be on the beautification of the dollhouse but also on the stability of the structure. Make sure you follow only those dollhouse patterns that you can easily accommodate within your home without having to make many changes either to the basic pattern or to the home interiors. Another point to be noted is that beside the architecture styles, the upholstery, furnishings and accessories added to the dollhouse also lend their own fervor to the over all dollhouse patterns.