Victorian door styles & victorian windows

Recommendations for your Victorian home

Victorian-style homes are named from the era in which they became popular—the Victorian era—during the 1800s. Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne-style homes are typically referred to as Victorian styles, as they share some of the same elaborate design elements and the time period in which they were built. The ornate characteristics found in Victorian architecture allow for intricate design features when it comes to Victorian door styles. It’s common to see Victorian front doors with glass, especially with decorative, privacy, or stained glass. More elaborate homes feature French doors, sidelites, or transoms. 

Victorian window styles might include bay windows or shaped windows with ornate, decorative trim—often in bold colors—with decorative or stained window glass being a common accent feature.

Attributes of a Victorian home

  • Two or three stories tall
  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Multi-panel front doors, often with decorative glass, sidelites or transoms
  • Towers, turrets and dormers

Popular Victorian door styles

Complement your home’s design

ProVia offers these recommendations for Victorian front doors.

Popular victorian window styles

Best options for remodeling your home

ProVia offers these recommendations for Victorian window styles.

Popular finish options for Victorian doors & windows

Explore color

Victorian architectural style often features three or four color palettes for home exterior, using color to emphasize door, window, and trim details. Door and window colors may also provide muted contrast for homes that feature brightly colored siding. Here are some Victorian door and window color ideas from ProVia’s design team.

Popular Glass styles for victorian doors & windows

Customize your glass

Embellishment is common when it comes to glass styles for doors and windows on Victorian-style homes. Colorful stained glass or glass with decorative patterns adds to the opulent design of these homes. ProVia’s design team recommends these glass options for Victorian door styles, as well as Victorian window styles.

Explore popular exterior house styles

Architecture at a glance​


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers

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