We're diving into the dazzling world of Art Deco style interior design, where elegance meets extravagance, and sophistication mingles with a touch of the roaring twenties. Art Deco style interior design is characterised by its bold geometric patterns, luxurious materials, and elegant detailing. Here's a guide to help you incorporate Art Deco elements into your interior design. 

History of Art Deco

The Art Deco style originates from France in the mid to late 1910s. The style was first made popular in 1925 after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, a government-sponsored exhibition held in Paris that year from April to October. 

Art Deco quickly developed into a major style and spread to Western Europe and the United States. The Art Deco style was influenced by previous styles such as Art Nouveau, Cubism, and Futurism. Previously known as ‘le style moderne’ or ‘Jazz Moderne', the popular style was renamed as ‘Art Deco’ in 1968, during a resurgence of the style. 

In the 2020s, Art Deco is still a notable style and is currently trending again after making several comebacks since its original popularity in the 1920s and 30s. 

The Art Deco style commonly features sleek geometric patterns, man-made materials, shiny metals, and bright colours as accents. The Art Deco style reflects the 1920s admiration of modernity, simplicity, man-made products, and symmetry. Although the Art Deco interior design style is rather minimalistic, it is far from boring, often being the complete opposite. 

Here are some ways that you can incorporate Art Deco style furniture and other elements to give your home an interesting and elegant feel! 

geometric mirror

Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns are frequently used in Art Deco decor, particularly on wallpaper and carpets, as well as large accessories such as mirrors and rugs. A circular, geometric mirror, like the Adra Geometric Wall Mirror, can really help to enhance an Art Deco-inspired room and act as an excellent statement piece. Alternatively, smaller geometric decorations, in moderation, like vases or plant pots, work very well as accents with an Art Deco-themed space. 

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Colour accents are also frequently used in the Art Deco style. Bold colours such as emerald green, royal blue, yellow, and bright red are all good examples of frequently used accent colours in the Art Deco style, as well as the much-loved black. Art Deco accents can be anything from entire feature walls to armchairs, to coffee tables, to much smaller accessories, like the Dutchbone Daisy Cushions.


Art Deco Lighting

An Art Deco floor lamp, particularly a shiny gold one like the Aada Gold Floor Lamp, provides an elegant and sophisticated source of light. You could pair this with a matching desk lamp for an even more coordinated and well-lit Art Deco space. 

Art Deco Drinks Trolleys

Drinks trolleys, especially ones featuring geometric patterns or metals, are widely used pieces of furniture in Art Deco spaces, adding a minimalistic and stylish feel to any room. It doesn’t get much more Art Deco than a brass drinks trolley, like the Nordal Brass Art Deco Drinks Trolley

Art Deco table

Art Deco Tables 

Brass side tables, like the Halle Brass and Glass Side Table, are also excellent for Art Deco spaces as they add a discreet, refined feel to the room while working as an essential piece of furniture. It incorporates many aspects of the Art Deco style, including geometric shapes, brass detailing and a luxurious feel.

Art Deco is one of the most popular and important design styles of the 20th century and is still very relevant as an interior design trend to this day. Now you know some ways to incorporate the iconic Art Deco style into your home!

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