The standard dials can usually be replaced easily by removing the instrument panel and overlaying a pre-printed panel. White backgrounds are popular and these have the added advantage of being easily seen at night. Strangely when the dash illumination turns on at night the numbers will glow and the white background will go dark, at least that was the effect in my Corolla. Companies sell complete instrument binnacles, or kits to convert the standard one. Most will require some disassembly of the dashboard to install.
Dash covers make another good upgrade. Lining the curves and contours of your dash, dash covers and a dash kit provide a quality look through precision patterns, ensuring a flawless fit. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, including carpet, suede and velor, dash covers protect your dash from UV rays, muddy shoes, soda pop spills and anything else encountered in everyday driving. In addition, quality dash covers are custom-tailored to your vehicle’s make, model and year for a perfect fit that won’t block any of your vents.
Victorian Style – One of the most popular of these interior designs includes the Victorian style. Victorian decoration arts refer to the styling of decorative arts within the Victorian period. The Victorian period will be known for its interpretation of historic styles, eclectic revival and the presentation of cross-cultural influences of Asia and the Middle East in interior decoration, fittings and furniture.
All interior surfaces can be replaced, Leather is a popular option, but there are other types of fabric including Fur for those brave ones amongst you. Sit down and carefully plan what you are going to do, take a look at show cars to get some ideas of what to do. Keep the overall theme of the car – the interior should match the exterior theme.
Obelisks, sphinxes, chimera, swans, laurels, wreaths adorned every piece of furniture, from dishes to clocks to insignia styled handles and locks on cabinetry. Rooms became simpler and more masculine, chairs acquired a military style of low back, turned front legs and the sword shaped sabre legs at the rear. The influence of military tents prompted rooms covered wall and ceiling, in striped fabrics and even the trimmings in heavy fringes had a very militaristic feel.