Art Deco is best described as grand Hollywood style with bold geometric shapes, arches, and colors. Since its beginnings in the 1920’s, Art Deco interior design style has highlighted a sense of grandiose style and luxury with its use of gold accents, materials, and elevated furniture.
How Can I Make My Bathroom Look More Art Deco?
Rugs can be a perfect way to incorporate those bold geometric patterns that Art Deco style loves to incorporate. Whether you decorate your bathroom with 2x3 rugs or a longer runner, you can choose a rug that has geometric patterns to highlight an Art Deco vibe.
This is yet another area that can incorporate patterns, but that’s not the only way you can bring the style into your bathroom. If you already have a geometric rug or other patterns around the room, you can always choose a simply textured or solid shower curtain to complement the existing colors and patterns.
There are so many options for mirrors in a bathroom aside from the typical square or rectangular mirrors. Although Art Deco loves all sorts of geometry, one classy way you can incorporate the style into your mirrors is by using arched mirrors as primary Art Deco decor. The arches are a stand-out design of Art Deco and would serve well as one of the key focal points of the bathroom.
Glam is another key facet of Art Deco decor, so using luxurious lighting is a fantastic way to bring it into the bathroom. Whether you use pendant lighting or a chandelier (or both), dress up your lighting to further elevate the space.
Accents & Artwork
Just because it’s a bathroom doesn’t mean that you can’t hang artwork and set a few accents around the space. Artwork can be paintings that harken back to Art Deco’s height during the 1920’s to 1940’s, or you can follow the general design principle of incorporating geometry in the wall art. You can do the same with accessories around the room, and include some vibrant colors as well. Gold works well for accessories, since it highlights the luxurious side of Art Deco home decor.
Finally, you can go bold with your bathroom by using wallpaper. Include wallpaper that has geometric elements in its pattern or texture, or choose a solid wallpaper that matches the other colors in the room. Your wallpaper can be an awesome backdrop to whatever Art Deco home decor you choose to decorate the room with.
What Colors Work With Art Deco Decor?
Gold is one of the most popular colors just due to its association with luxurious living. Aside from that, bold colors like deep blues, pinks, greens, reds, and yellows are common colors. Softer colors tend to lean towards creams and beiges, and those neutral colors were often paired with polished wood and lacquered furniture.
Is Art Deco Decor Going Out Of Style?
Absolutely not! Art Deco highlights luxury and class, as well as interesting use of shapes and textures. These principles are also used in other design families, like modern design. The core principles of Art Deco continue to resurface throughout each design phase, and while committing 100% to the style takes courage, the results are stunning and classic. Art Deco decor comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors and can be unique accents for any home.
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