Distinctive architectural features of a Victorian style home include steeply pitched roof of irregular shape, usually with dominant front-facing gable, textured shingles (and/or other devices) to avoid smooth-walled appearance, partial or full-width asymmetrical porch usually one story high and extended along one or both side walls, and an asymmetrical façade. When decorating the interior of a Victorian home the goal is to express a feeling of opulence. Furniture should be ornate, with deep wood finishes. Walls should be covered in heavy wallpaper and finished with crown moldings. Flooring can be wood or carpet but should be covered in area rugs. Fabrics can be brocade, velvet or lace depending on how heavy you want the room to appear. There should be an abundance of treasures covering most every available surface when accessorizing in Victorian decorating.