Art Deco incorporates rich colors and bold geometrics that characters the design’s style. This theme places just as much emphasis on form as it does function. If your decorating style embodies luxury and elegance, this might be the best interior design for your home.
Intense Lighting Scheme
In an Art Deco styled home, creating the right atmosphere is crucial to pull off this style successfully. Create an atmosphere by developing an evocative lighting scheme. This is done by layering lighting. You can do this by using various lighting fixtures such as pendant lights, sconces, and torches. To keep in line with the theme, try selecting light fixtures with polished and shiny surfaces. Chrome and gold finishes will further lend to the futuristic style. Beam lighting up or down to cast a flattering glow on the interior.
The hallmark of the Art Deco style is the use of strong geometry. Use angular shapes and bold curves to embody this look. Also, you can emphasize the architectural details in the room with other bold shapes. To effectively capture this look think of a 1930’s theater marquee, incorporate carpets and upholstery that feature rhythmic motifs, animal prints (sparingly) and geometric shapes.
Being sure to incorporate textures is crucial to this design. Plain fabrics, natural weaves, and pretty florals should stay far away from this scheme. You can mix textures such as vinyl, satin, and silk for interest. Stick to sleek textures and solid colors. For a dramatic effect, you can add some flair by incorporating in contrasting solid colors.
Black and White Palette
While you do not have to be limited to such a neutral palette, this is the iconic palette for an art deco inspired room. A black and white color scheme is dramatic, sophisticated, and timeless. Can you imagine the effortless look of combining these colors with metallic and gold finishes? If you are craving more color in the room, you should try golden yellows, regal purple, and dark blue. Be sure to use such hues sparingly since an Art Deco-inspired style leans more towards a minimalist approach. Let them serve as backdrops so as not to take away from the theme.
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