When you think of Art Deco style, chances are you’ll conjure up images from The Great Gatsby or echos of jazz music. Defined by cosmopolitan glamour and the industrial revolution, Art Deco is much more than just feathers and cocktails - it’s a remarkable movement that is currently having a renaissance in the 2022 interior design world.
To add modern Art Deco style to your home, it’s all about embracing the key elements of this exciting trend; elegance, functionality, modernity and industry. From your wallpaper and colour choices to those all-important finishing touches like your door handles, let’s take a look at how to add Art Deco style to your space.
What is Art Deco style?
Signature Art Deco style elements reflect the changes in the world that were happening at the time, especially in the transportation and architecture industries. Strong geometric lines, angular forms and recurring motifs are key aspects of the design trend. Zigzags, chevrons, sunbursts and jagged edges inspired by skyscrapers are all common patterns in the Art Deco movement, which we are starting to see replicated through statement wallpaper, paint murals and wood panelling in contemporary homes.
What are Art Deco colours?
The Art Deco colour palette is striking and bold, with colours often paired with high-shine metallic accents in silver, chrome or black. Cream and beige worked as the key neutral hues of the era, accented by pops of bright yellow, red, blue, pink and green. While metallics reigned supreme, polished wood furniture also retained its place in stylish Art Deco homes. The contrast between wood and metal is proving popular to this day with similar styles recreated in the current industrial furniture trend.
How to add Art Deco style to the modern home
Once you have your colours and patterns sorted, it’s time to take a look at ways to further incorporate this trend into your home.
One of the easiest ways to bring elements of Art Deco into living spaces is through the flooring. Opt for polished wood flooring or laminate in a herringbone or parquet style, or look for decorative tile flooring in monochrome patterns to really make a statement. Finish your flooring with a statement rug in one of the key Art Deco shades to bring the look together.
Light fixtures should be as close to the period as possible. Look for clean, modern lines and silhouettes with minimal detailing. Contemporary metal wire styles are ideal for those looking for a modern Art Deco style, especially in matt black or brushed gold finishes.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention the ultimate finishing touches for an Art Deco home - the door hardware. Inspired by the glamour of the era, our Art Deco door handle collection showcases the signature elements of this decadent time. These sleek designs will work perfectly with a wide range of internal door styles, with various Art Deco-inspired finishes to choose from including brushed gold, matte black and polished silver and chrome. The metal that you choose for your door handles should be replicated throughout other areas of the room, typing everything together to give a cohesive feel that’s intrinsically tied to this exciting trend.Here are a few of our top picks from the More4Doors Art Deco collection.