For many, Art Deco reminds them of the roaring twenties, Great Gatsby and the Charleston or fringe flapper dresses. The style includes strong but elegant elements while still being functional. Moreover, it is a very glamorous and luxurious style and everyone needs a bit of Art Deco in their home. So, here are 7 Art Deco touches that will liven up your house.
7 Art Deco touches that will liven up your house.
Soothing Chicago Style
This style is based on the Art Deco designs that live and breathe in Chicago. In your home, this can translate to soothing grays that become more accentuated in combination with bold patterns and the use of unique silhouettes.
In this living room the soothing Chicago style can be seen in the grey elements, the bold red cabinet and the unique silhouette of the coffee table.
Here, you still have the grey colors and the unique coffee table, but instead of a bold color you have a fun pattern.
Sculptural Accents and Dramatic Furniture
A second way in which you can add an Art Deco accent to your home is by using dramatic furniture pieces and adding sculptural accents. The chairs above include both elements. The metal finish makes the chairs stand out even more.
“Everything Goes” Eclecticism
Something that is typically Art Deco and easy to embrace in your home is the “Everything Goes” Eclecticism. From bold colored geometrics to a mix match of metallics, this style deems everything combinable.
From a mix match of cushions to different furniture styles. It all somehow works together in harmony.
Another feature we can easily find back in Art Deco design is glamorous symmetry. Adding metallic accents in a uniform bedroom and adding in elements to make the room more symmetric is sure to bring back that twenties vibe.
The Art Deco style also depicts a sober room with an accent color that gives a bold statement. From a bright red to a cool blue, it all creates an amazing bold contrast.
This living room has a lot of bold color elements but it still retains that Art Deco vibe through the patterns on the carpet and the use of them in the furniture pieces.
Another way to incorporate the Art Deco style into your home is by reusing vintage elements. Updating an old drawer set with Art Deco elements or add a vintage item to a modern styled room to give an eclectic vibe to the room.
By just painting the chest of drawers white you get a totally different vibe from the vintage furniture piece. The same can be said for the chandelier and the side tables.
The last element you can add in are patterns upon patterns. Geometrical shapes up on straight lines and so on. It might first seem like a chaotic overload but it does give the same Art Deco vibe as in the twenties.