The Art Deco movement of the 1920s and ’30s was inspired by industrialism, technology, the Bauhaus, and its predecessor movement Art Nouveau.
It was borne in response to post-WW1 prosperity, influencing the design of buildings, jewellery, furniture, cars, and almost anything else you can name.
Today, Art Deco is one of the most popular décor styles. If you love it as much as we do, this article will explore creating elegant bedroom décor with Art Deco. Read on to create a dynamic bedroom that oozes quality and style.
Art Deco is known for precise and clean lines, geometric shapes, and symmetrical decorations. You can use this geometry in your bedroom to create flow and style.
Another geometric style Art Deco is known for is Streamline Moderne, which emphasises curving forms and horizontal lines. Streamline Moderne came later in the Art Deco period, offering lavish ornamentation and bold colours.
Art Deco Bedroom
The Art Deco movement made the bed the centrepiece of bedrooms, and there’s no better way to do this yourself than with a fancy headboard.
Look for a headboard with geometric patterns, clean lines, and plush cushioning. A diamond-quilted headboard is a good choice, or you can go for something lavish with straight lines to create a geometric flow.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If there’s one quintessential thing about Art Deco style, it’s an ornamental or decorative mirror. We adore Art Deco mirrors because they are timeless centrepieces. They never go out of fashion and set the Art Deco theme for bedrooms.
Fan-style mirrors, sunburst, and emerald-cut edge mirrors are beautiful choices, but our favourite is the interwoven rectangle mirror.
Metal beds became super-fashionable during the Art Deco because they were available in various ornamental styles. Wooden beds could only be carved and joined, while metal beds could be wrought, forged, and formed.
Art Deco metal beds have an ornamental headboard and footboard with curved shapes. A good example is the Julian Bowen Florence bed frame.
Art Deco colours
Art Deco colour schemes had two contrasting colourways: warm tans and pale shades of green, blue, and pink, with ornamental features in gold or silver and bold, bright colours to highlight features, patterns, and lines.
The colours associated with art deco include bright and deep yellows, reds, greens, blues, and pinks, and all these colours in softer shades too.
Gold and silver ornamentation
Art Deco calls for gold and silver ornamentation, whether it’s a wall clock, desk clock, picture frame, lamp, or jewellery box.
This isn’t the same as bling – in art deco, gold and silver offer a sense of style rather than a luxury.
Look for décor and furnishings finished in gold and silver in exciting ways, using geometry as your guide to create a flowing bedroom.
Go glam with lighting.
One of the most valuable things from the Art Deco movement was the importance of lighting and how it affects ambience. The Art Deco movement made lighting a fundamental part of interior design, and you can do the same in your bedroom.
Go glam with lighting with Art Deco-inspired fixtures, and don’t be afraid to install spotlights and wall lights that will highlight areas of your bedroom.
Vintage for the win
If you can pick up vintage Art Deco items, do it! Art Deco from the 1920s and ’30s will only get rarer, and there’s no replacement for the real thing.
You can pick up beautiful Art Deco glassware, sculptures, clocks, mirrors, and furnishings from auctions (online and real-world) and antique shops. You can sometimes strike lucky in charity shops and car boot sales.
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