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5 Tips to Implement Art Deco Design

Art Deco in interior design is characterized by rich colors, bold geometry, and a monochromatic palette. Having reached the height of its popularity in the 1920s to ’40s, the style is defined by a streamlined look composed of bold lines with geometric ornaments from expensive materials. Hence the style represents glamour and luxury, and order within symmetrical designs. To put it simply Art Deco is an art style that attempts to infuse functional objects with artistic touches.

Even though it is rare for us to fully do an authentic Art Deco interior space, sometimes designers utilize certain elements drawn from this timeless design.

Here are tips on how to create your own Art Deco-styled space with a modern twist:

1. Colors

The colors of the art deco period are bold. You can choose dark colors punctuated with high-shine silver/gold. This will set a luxurious ambiance. The favorite colors of the era are typically bright and deep yellows, reds, greens, blues, and pinks, while softer colors such as creams and beiges are mostly used in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

2. Furniture Opposite to a minimal design, Art Deco furniture needs to be significant in scale and with detail that has highly contrasting shapes and solid colors. A static symmetrical table right next to a curved chair. Since most of the rooms have a high ceiling, the furniture is heavy at the bottom. Solid colors are used for the furniture in contrast to the bold geometric patterns embedded throughout the interior architecture as background

3. Material

Most often than not, velvets and leathers are ubiquitous on furniture. Stainless steel, chrome, glass, and mirror are finishes that are used without any restriction. Marble, ebony, and zebrawood are also used to add to the luxurious feel. Designers also typically use lacquered wood on the furniture to add a luxurious feel.

4. Flooring

Traditional Art Deco flooring isn't afraid of patterns that show various optical illusions; from strong black and white checkered flooring to herringbone parquet patterns. To add a lux touch, you can inlay gold or brass on the edges.

5. Lighting

Lighting is always the easiest way to set a tone in your Art Deco space. Pick geometric and symmetrical patterned shaped lighting fixtures. Etched glass and chrome are also a typical combination.


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