Calling all fans of The Gatsby and Old Hollywood. This interior design style combines all things glamour, including animal print, geometric shapes, sleek material, and statement decor pieces.
Art Deco, short for Arts Décoratifs, is characterized by rich colors, bold decor, and detail work. Having reached the height of its popularity in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, more recently this style continues to be featured in many contemporary homes to appeal to those homebuyers looking for glamour and richness..
This is a style for natural creative weirdos, and lovers of glamour, elegance, and luxury. Being able to mix prints with color and geometry is no easy job. But once achieved, the results are stoning. To invite it into your home, ensure it is not only on the decor but also on the architecture. This can be achieved quite easily, with the use of wood, fabric, and even stickers sold at HomeDepot. One example is creating a Herringbone pattern in the ceiling, including crown molding or molding features in the walls. This is a project you can do yourself and of very low cost. However, the results are beautiful and welcome beautiful details.
Colors in Art Deco are striking and bold with a lot of contrast. You can mix bright and deep, such as yellows, reds, greens, blues, and pinks mixed with silver, black, and chrome details. The real fun comes with the furniture, there is nothing more characteristic of this style then animal print, although this may sound scary, exotic pieces when made of quality can bring such an impactful touch of elegance. Do not be afraid to mix geometric prints as well, this can be included with large rugs and/or hanging curtains. Moreover, do not forget to pay close attention to the light fixtures, for example, glass with chrome pendant lights will bring the final touch. If you want to take it one step forward, consider including details with expensive materials such as ebony, marble, and rare woods, these are the true definition of wealth that characterizes the Art Decor Style.
Overall, this is definitely not a style for those interested in simplicity, but for those wanting to bring a bit of old school flair to your living space.
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