How To Create An Art Deco Interior: 5 Tips
Welcome back to the Roaring Twenties! As we step into a new decade, there is something from the past that interior designers are willing to take along from the past century - the lavishing Art Deco design trend.
You might ask - why is everyone so obsessed with this decade? The era of jazz, black-and-white movies and reckless social events by the pool truly had something special about it that we just simply cannot forget. Celebrating life like there’s no tomorrow, and doing it in such a sophisticated and classy way paved a way for this trend to survive through decades, and it has a bold comeback on a regular basis.
Named as one of the top trends for the 2020 by various interior designers and magazines, Art Deco, short for Arts Décoratifs, truly is one of the richest trends to reach for. The good news - you don’t have to hire Great Gatsby as your interior designer to achieve the look and feel of Golden Age, as it takes just few important accents to create an opulent effect.
1 Bold Accent Walls
Wallpaper was the king back then, and what defines the Art Deco wallpaper is a continuous pattern and geometric shapes. All the posters and architectural gems from the age of jazz have one thing in common - symmetric and clean lines. To make all the metallic and marble details pop amazingly, say yes to dark and jewel tones on your walls. Contrasting color combinations work really well too - like black and white, pink and deep blue etc. Highly saturated shades make a great background and create a moody and lush atmosphere.
2 Mirrors And Lighting
Faceted mirrors, loads of glossy surfaces, posh chandeliers and rich textures are just few features of a fine Art Deco example. A mirror can become a significant statement piece, especially when chosen in a geometric shape or in a decadent frame. This is also where the over-the-top crystal or glass chandeliers come in game.
3 All That Shines - But Don’t Go Crazy
Choose the hard interior accessories that are literally dripping in gold - photo frames, candle holders, unique decors and ornaments as they will add a sense of opulence at every room. The only rule here would be “go big, but stay sane” - and we mean keeping a sense of sanity and not filling every display with loads of decadent decors. You wouldn’t want your home to look like an overloaded antique store.
4 The Dinner Gala
The era of Art Deco was all about celebrating life. That’s why your dinner table should look like a piece of art, and when it comes to dining there really isn’t such thing as “too much”. We’re talking gold-plated porcelain plates with geometric ornaments, beaded coasters, fabric napkins with napkin rings, and even a portable drinks trolley which displays an extravagant collection of glassware and a selection of spirits.
5 Nice To Touch
Go wild with the fabrics! Using carpets or rugs in the center of rooms is a famous feature of Art Deco design. This trend attracts attention with a play of textures, and this is where a luxurious soft carpet fits in just perfectly. And don’t forget about velvet! Art Deco is all about the atmosphere, and nothing screams decadence like velvet in rich or jewel tones.