Add A Touch Of Art Deco Interior Glamour To Your Home

Art deco interior design in a 21st-century dining room

Discover some intriguing and influencing characteristics of Art Deco interior design for your home

Art Deco interior design is another reason to love the current geometric trends. If you’re ogling over Paris Instagram pages or simply adore European architecture, you’d be ecstatically happy to embrace Art Deco style to design your home. 

According to Art Deco interior design history, the Art Deco interior style began a design movement during the Great Depression. Ironically, in this period around the 1920s amidst an economic slowdown, the Art Deco style of interiors and architecture propagated thanks to its progressive admirers. They embraced Art Deco for its exemplified luxury that highlighted organising design principles and sleek geometry.

This Art Deco interior design guide will help understand key features of this interior style, including the finishes, colours and textures.

What Are The Characteristics Of Art Deco?

Here are a few ways that can help you distinguish its characteristics:

  • Geometric patterns: The primary Art Deco interior design characteristics are angular lines, bold vertical lines and perfect symmetry
  • Generously sized furniture: We are not talking about sleek and confined furniture here. Large-sized furniture that looks lavish with ample space is often a part of Art Deco designs
  • Recycled products: Also termed decadent, there is a mix of metals such as brass and stainless steel and even glass with timber or marble. Accessories, tabletops, floors and walls may have these inputs

The Colours Used For Art Deco

  • A combination of white, black and grey
  • Contrasting colours such as pink and blue, black and silver, golden yellow and red and so on    
  • Catchy and bright tiles
  • A touch of subtleness with shades of cream

A Lilac Dining Room In An Artistic Deco Display

It’s like you’re invited for brunch in the middle of lavender farms. This lilac Art Deco dining room is utterly gaze-worthy. The angular metal-legged chairs, clouded under round globe pendant ceiling lights and the unabridged lilac sensation — it screams Art Deco! You can opt for this type of dining and kitchen Art Deco interior style to showcase luxury in all its glory. 

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Art Deco Interior Design Bathrooms Are All About Symmetry

You can play with the overall aesthetics as per your preference: highly stylise your Art Deco-inspired bathroom or go for a simplified version. Though Art Deco is nothing but a decorative art that sometimes can seem excessive, you could tweak it according to your taste and budget. Go for geometric pattern tiles, a console sink with a marble topper, oval mirrors and marble floorings to enhance your Art Deco interior design bathroom.

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Art Deco Interior Walls Are Beyond Chic 

Accent walls are the highlights of your living room that elevate your Art Deco interior walls. They stand out and echo the real essence of Art Deco interior design. In both the pictures, the magenta pink wall or the rustic brown, you can see the symmetry, the art of geometry, earthy wooden elements and metallic legged chairs – it can be both extra or less, but every tiny detail adds a layer of visual decadence.

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Art Deco Emits A Modern-Day Charm In Bedroom Interiors

Art Deco bedroom interiors are exceptional in the details like walls rendered in the mirror, brass and lacquered wood panelling. Unique lighting options like sculptural globe bedside lamps and matte gold ceiling lights paired with mottled brass or velvet headboards create texture and interest. 

The bedroom is one of the best places to experiment with the Art Deco style and bring out its best. Fuller looking furniture or ones with a sleek geometric structure look just right for bedroom Art Deco interior design. A carved or inlaid headboard with geometric patterns or a wall covered with wallpaper that has bold geometric silhouettes does the trick when it comes to an Art Deco-inspired bedroom. 

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Art Deco Living Rooms Are Geometric And Opulent

The living rooms that are designed in the Art Deco style have no complicated compositions. They are decorative but also exude simplicity and minimalism. Art Deco living rooms are suitable for homeowners who love to decorate living rooms on their own. You can use accents such as large oval mirrors, round chandeliers, rugs with animal prints or lots of pillows, and remarkable patterns. Even after adding your own twist, Art Deco living rooms’ aesthetics somehow bring in the magical charm from time immemorial.

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The Red-Carpet Entry Into Art Deco Foyers

The drama begins at the entry. Art Deco interiors not only feature clean curves, vertical lines and angular details, but their motifs also have a solid and bold look. You can use zigzags, chevrons, and stepped patterns to adorn Déco interiors, which can be added to your floor, wall coverings, textiles, and upholstery.

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Talk to Design Cafe experts today if you’re interested in making the 1920s roar again with Art Deco. You can also book your appointments to visit our experience centres in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. 

If you enjoyed reading about art deco interior design, also have a look at modern vintage decor ideas.

Natasha Unger and Sonali Desai

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