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ROMANCING ART DECO: HOW TO ADD MODERN GLAMOUR INTO YOUR INTERIORS

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Let's face it, who doesn’t love a little or a lot of luxury in their lives and in their homes?! There is no better way to add some opulence to your life than with some art deco interior styling! This unabashedly bold and ever so glamorous decorating style originated in the 1920’s and is easily distinguishable with its gilded detailing, rich textures and geometric features. This was an era that has influenced countless decades and still remains one of the most inspiring periods in design history, even in today's modern World. Looking to perfect that art deco look in your in your home? We have all the answers so that you too can fall head over heels into an art deco romance.

 

LIGHTING

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Lighting is a pivotal element in any home interior but when decorating in an art deco style it becomes even more so. To achieve an art deco aesthetic with lighting you need to be brave and think oversized and statement-making, why not layer up several chandeliers into pairs or even threes for a look that not only exudes art deco luxe but is unexpected and fabulously powerful. When selecting light fixtures for this aesthetic look for styles in golds, blacks, brass or crystal.
For that intimate 1920’s deco parlour feel, ornate lamps can be placed around the home interior, remember that symmetry is key to the deco look so always choose pairs!

 

WALLPAPER

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When you think of art deco you immediately think of gold leaf, geometric patterns and opulent jewel-like tones. For the ultimate in art deco style why not add some gilded, patterned wallpaper into your home. Wallpaper is perfect for achieving statement-making results anywhere from the bathroom right through to the living room. Before selecting wallpaper carefully consider any pre-existing tones or patterns on the dominant furniture in the room so as not to create visual disruption to your interiors flow. Choose deep colour ways with gold detailing for a look that is as chic as it is Gatsby-esque!

 

FURNISHINGS

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As with everything in art deco design, 1920’s furniture was fiercely unique and pioneered a look that is distinct and incredibly elegant. When selecting furnishings for a deco inspired interior there are a few key features to keep forefront of mind. Furnishings were usually of larger scale but there were less of them used in the floor plan. Curvaceous sofas with smooth lines and luxurious finishings in gold and velvets speak to the deco aesthetic like nothing else as does wooden furniture featuring inlaid designs in classic deco geometric and symmetrical patterns. To add a little deco into your bedroom consider large-scale bed heads finished in velvet and sweetly scalloped occasional chairs. For the modern art deco aesthetic keep your interior fuss-free and make sweeping deco-esque statements with your large scale furnishings and key pieces to create an interior that is both polished and refined.

 

DECOR

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The devil really is in the detail with this trend and the detail is awe-inspiringly decadent! Layering is not only a fabulous way to add texture but is an excellent way to achieve the art deco style. Start with the larger scale pieces such as artworks, and work back by adding in mirrors, lamps and soft furnishings to build that true sense of luscious deco glamour. Mirrors are imperative to the Art deco look, search for fan, starburst, floral or curved shaped styles to compliment your art deco interior. Glass is also another fabulous material you can introduce into your decor by adding in sculptural vases or lamp bases that lend themselves to the art deco vibe.

 

COLOUR

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When considering a pallet for your art deco inspired interior always think bold and gold! The style is predominated by inky navy tones, coal blacks, deep greens, blush pinks and soft creams with many a jewel-toned hue thrown in along the way. These main tones are of course complimented with many gold accents that adorn everything from lounge studding to lamp bases, bar carts and rugs. From solid blocks of colour to zig-zag and geometric patterns - don’t be afraid to experiment with your choice of colour and pattern when romancing the art deco trend in the interior of your home.

 

 

 

 

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