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The Art Deco Style of Decorating

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by Scarlett
(Australia)

Art Deco......classic decoration will never go out of fashion

Art Deco……classic decoration will never go out of fashion

Art Deco as a style of decorating came into existence after World War I. The various features in this form of decoration clearly reflect the enthusiasm and hope for the future that formed the integral makeup of that time.

This sophisticated style of decorating has once again become exceedingly popular in the modern society; it is an extremely glamorous yet elegant way of decorating your homes.

Modern aspects have been added over time to this decor in order to make it even more compatible with the modern times. This style of interior decoration is characterized by its smooth lines which provide an extremely cool yet elegant look to the interiors.

This style is slightly minimalist in nature with absolutely no fuss, however exotic woods and materials used for decorating provide it a luxurious touch missing from the more basic minimalistic styles.

Furniture used in the Art Deco Style of Decoration

Sleek lines are the foundation of the art deco style. Linear furniture or angular and geometric shapes are generally used which can provide a very streamlined yet strong look and feel to your home.

Large pieces of furniture are generously used all around the house; these are generally made in exotic woods like zebra wood which is perfect for the linear appeal of the art deco style.

Sleek looking furniture which is made with comfort as the first priority should be used in this style of decorating. Exotic woods such as ebony, birds-eye maple and Brazilian rosewood are commonly used.

These are topped by rich velour upholstery to make them the ultimate in comfort for anybody wanting to put their feet up. A generous black lacquer is generally coated on the wooden furniture to give them a very modernistic appeal.

Colors that Characterize the Art Deco Style

Art deco style of decoration is all about creating an elegant yet comfortable environment. Black is the predominant color used. It is used along with reds, whites and greens.

Impressions in gold, pastel blues and grey are used to soften the otherwise stark walls that are painted sparingly. The overall affect of this blend of colors is one of elegance and symmetry as these colors perfect complement the lacquered wooden furniture used.

Fabrics and Accessories Used

Art deco style is not for people looking for a pretty floral home. Plain fabrics that might have some geometric patterns on them are generally used. Accessorize this stark look with bold colored cushions and rugs.

Bronze sculptures having linear forms are perfect to enhance the look of your art deco home. Mirrors that are made of nickel or silver are also perfect accompaniments as they can give a feel of space; these are generally adorned with animal motifs or geometric shapes.

Flooring used in this Style of Decoration

Linoleum or marble flooring is generally used. Geometric black and white block patterns can give a very dramatic yet elegant look to yourhomes. Generally the floors and other surfaces are left bare to give an extremely sleek look. Textures are absent from both the flooring as well as the walls.

Art deco style is all about blending in minimalist with a period elegance. It is glamorous and sleek, perfect for the modern man looking for a relaxing environment after a hard day at work.

Senior writer Scarlett also loves to use contemporary rugs and solid color rugs to bring warmth to an art deco room.

Updated: March 16, 2016 — 1:35 pm

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