- post by: Jeffrey
- October 27, 2016
How to Integrate Art Deco Interior Design Into Your Home
Art Deco was a popular design movement of the 1920s and 30s. During this time, the focus was less on one particular style and more on the combination of various elements which led to this movement. For example, you might hear from one person that the Art Deco interior design style was inspired by ancient Egypt. Someone else may tell you that Mexico was an inspiration for this style. Others may cite Cubism and Futurism as factors in the development of the Art Deco movement. Regardless of where this movement came from, there’s no doubt that it was a major part of the art, architecture and interior design world during this period of time. And, it remains popular with many of today’s design enthusiasts.
To bring the Art Deco look into your home, you should first get a look at other rooms done in this style. If you can’t see them in person, you can find them online. There are designers who specialize in this style that have online portfolios showing their work. Art Deco is a style that contains plenty of clean lines and geometric shapes. You will find that this is combined with bright colors and interesting textures. The materials used for this style include things like metal, lacquer and wood. The main look of Art Deco these days could be described as vintage or retro with a modern feel.
This style is certainly distinctive and reminds one of city skyscrapers and elegant parties held by bejeweled ladies in gorgeous gowns and distinguished gentlemen in tuxedos. When you walk into a room decorated in this style, you feel like you’re back in the 20s and 30s. It’s all about luxury with a distinctly modern touch. Of course, what is modern to us now is very different than what was considered modern in the Art Deco age.
To avoid overkill, limit your Art Deco interior design to a few main pieces and keep the rest of the room neutral. If you have a central item that is large like a sofa, table and/or chairs, don’t overwhelm the room with lots of decorative items like vases, figurines and the like. However if your furniture is not in the Art Deco style you can get away with more small pieces scattered around the room. The key is balance — which applies not only to this particular style but to interior design in general.
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