All About Dolls Houses
In the world of dolls houses anything is possible, create
a stately country home or a working flour mill or create your
own village with houses, shops and a whole community of people.
Create anything you want in the world of Miniature.
When you first get started collecting doll houses
everything is a mystery. The task seems so daunting and you dont
know where to start but believe me before long you will have totally
fallen in love with the hobby, be planning your next five projects
and simply wont be able to get enough of everything miniature.
You will have caught the miniature bug.
When you think of doll houses the typical image
everyone gets in their mind is of a Georgian country house like
You have probably seen this type of dolls house
before; it is the most common type of house and the most popular.
There are actually hundreds of different types of miniature house
out there from many different time periods. Some houses are made
from kits and some custom made. Some of the most interesting doll
houses I have seen are ones that have been built at home by collectors,
either built from scratch or developed from a kit with a unique
flare added like a Victorian Kit I saw in America that had been
turned into a Haunted house with skeletons living in it. The best
thing about collecting miniatures is that you can let your imagination
is a Victorian Style dollhouse that has been made from a kit and
then decorated on the outside with brick and a slate roof. This
is time consuming but easy to do and as you can see it looks fabulous.
house has been built from a kit, painted and decorated with brick
and tile sheeting which is quick and easy to use.
There are many different ways you can decorate your
dolls house to make it unique to you and create exactly what you
want, not only on the outside but inside the house too. You can
easily turn a simple kit into a masterpiece.
The majority of dolls
houses come in kits and this is probably the most popular
way to get started collecting. There are so many kits to choose
from you can choose the design you like and set about adding your
own style and touch to the house to make it your own. If you would
like some more in formation on kit houses click here.
Another popular but expensive way to start your
hobby to have a dolls house custom made for you. Custom made houses
are fantastic, they are very unique and you could either come
up with your own design or choose a designers and have them make
it for you. With a custom made design your dolls house is sure
to be unique as usually only a handful of any design is made.
This is a custom-made house below. It is a Tudor house by Chris
Rowe, completed inside and out with the highest quality materials.
Of course in the world of miniatures you are not
restricted to dolls houses you could create a shop, post office,
pub, café, hotel. The choice is endless. You can get miniatures
to fill any of these buildings.
One of the best parts of the miniature hobby is
learning to make your own miniatures to fill your dollhouse rooms.
Although there are thousands of miniatures available it is always
nice to actually make a few items yourself to finish off your
rooms and anyone, even if you have never made anything in your
life can make miniatures. There are lots of books and guides out
there to help you make everything from food to clothes and actually
furniture. Of course if you dont fancy making your own miniatures
there is plenty to choose from click here for more information
on miniature furniture.
The thing that people find most daunting when it
comes to starting their dolls house is the lighting. The thought
of actually fitting electric's is terrifying and most people have
no clue where to start. Well dont worry if you can plug
in a plug you can light a doll house it is very simple just take
a look at our guide to lights and lighting.
If you need any help at all with your dolls house
take a look at our guides, you will find the answers to most of
your questions there or send us an e-mail through our Contact
Us Form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.