In today's topic on our blog we have decided to tell you about one of the most glamorous, most enigmatic, most luxurious styles in interior design, namely the so-called Art Deco style. Unloved by many, called intrusive and pompous, no other style in interior design combines so much of glamour of the Old Hollywood and 30 years of the past century with the beauty and mystique of the ancient world.
The style gets its name in 1925 in Paris in international exhibition of decorative art. Art Deco is a style of art that has occurred as a result of a mixture of many styles: ampire, indian exotic, african motifs and egyptian art. We can safely say that this style is driven by the natural desire of people in the postwar period for glamour and luxury in the middle of complete ruin. Thanks to the numerous thefts of ancient art in war period- it permeates everyday life of the ordinary man and determined to create a new design style that excites the minds and imagination of designers for nearly a century.
As the Art Deco style is a combination of many styles, most interior designers believe, that it will be difficult to achieve this style on our own without professional instruction. We will try to give you some guidelines that will help you with this challenge.
We start with the walls. Usually they are in one-tonne color.Bright colors are not suitable fort he walls.Typical are prints or figurative wallpaper with geometric theme. One of the most typical prints of this style is the egyptian semicircle that symbolizes the rising sun.Tupical colors are monochrome black in combination with white, gold, brown or even red ornaments. This will create that typical for Art Deco atmosphere.
For flooring - trust marble, leather or carpet with so typical geometric patterns.
For furniture - trust furniture made of leather, velvet or camly bet on furniture with an exotic twist. Choose furniture or sofas in ancient greek or egyptian style.Chrome and bronze finishes are another essential for the style part. Bet on the glass and crystal. Still we are talking about one of the most glamorous styles .
For accessories - let them be everywhere. The most important thing for them is if they are not expensive at least to appear so. Bet on Gold in combination with black or red, on glass and crystal. The main role of the Art Deco style is causing drama, grandeur and inimitable sense of style. When it comes to the choice of accessories you can afford to choose elements in contrasting colors. Ideal for decoration are massive ceramic or metal vases and mirrors with shiny metal casing. Cabinets shelves abound with lavish decoration on them. You can choose large libraries built into the wall.Dont think about accessories as a separate part of the design- every single element, even the smallest, must complement the overall concept. Be very careful because there is a big risk if underestimated the role of accessories to come to one sensation of kitsch and fussiness .Important part are the works of art. Typical for this style are statues and paintings in appropriate frameworks and in relevant topics.
About the lighting- let there be plenty of lamps. Besides sources of primary light as lampshades and chandeliers, choose stading and table lamps that can play a decorative role. For lamps trust on glass, cristal or on textile lampshades made from natural materials.When we talk about textile lampshades the color that guarantie no mistakes is the monochrome black in combination with gold, silver or white inside part. Candles can also be an appropriate decoration for this style, but they have to be placed in proper candleholders.
We hope we have been helpful and we managed to inspire you to give your home a new sophisticated look.