Art deco originated in Paris, France, in the first half of the 20th century. However, it didn’t take long for it to dominate the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise when we see the beauty of the intricate details and geometric forms that characterise it, as well as the fact it’s a scope of past art movements and futuristic ideas and progress altogether.
As a mixture of exotic and extravagant plus simple lines, it’s still relevant in the world of art and décor to this day. Unlike Art Nouveau, it’s a clash of contrasts that are beautifully blended together, which makes it just at home in a vintage-based interior décor as it is in minimalist studios and traditional homes alike.
If you feel like there’s something missing in your abode to give it some much-needed charm, and you enjoyed watching the jazz era luxury in The Great Gatsby, perhaps you could do with some art deco homewares to smoothly elevate the aesthetics. Here are some suggestions you might give a go to invite the elegant and bold beauty.
Embrace The Style with Door Hardware
If you’d like to start with the style in smaller doses that would still make a great difference, refresh your interior with stylish art deco door handles available in various forms, colours, finishes and materials. Some of them are more geometric, others are more on the ornate side, some have the locking function, and others don’t. So, these are aspects you ought to look into when doing the shopping.
At first glance, it may not seem like a grand change, but if you think about it, you get to use the doors on a daily basis, so why not elevate their charm and style with something intricate? Mix and match them with the rest of the hardware in your home, either the window handles, decorative hooks or drawer knobs and pulls, and then you’d see just how powerful these interior décor details can be.
Even if you keep the rest of your living surroundings minimal, elements such as the opulent art deco door handles can breathe some life in and make the home more of a home. They can also serve as elements that you can use to your advantage when wanting to personalise the space without going overboard with the decorations. Affordable, beautiful, practical, what more could you want in homewares?
Use the Help of Interesting Patterns
With art deco, it’s all about the patterns. You’re in luck because this could be anything you want it to be, whether it’s textures like rugs and curtains, wall coverings, furniture and upholstery. If you don’t want to add a huge splash, why not choose a single element for each room to make a smooth transition when someone walks from one room to the next?
For instance, you can make a great impression from the moment someone steps in your home by adding a geometric and vibrant console table in the foyer with unusual decorative patterns as décor, calling for attention with the metallic finish. A fancy mirror can achieve the same, more so if you match the material, colour and finish with those of the art deco door knobs which are the first thing someone sees prior to entering through the doors.
A rug with geometric shapes all over it can serve as the central spot in a room, making a statement as much as tying the space together. It’s an affordable option if you don’t like to splurge on furniture. You can create a bigger effect by matching the colours with those of the rest of the textures. Lastly, fluted detailing is a trendy feature of this style, so don’t be afraid to acquire fluted accessories to accentuate the interior, adding some drama as well as dimension.
Invest in Luxurious Materials
If you’d like to bring in some of the opulence art deco is famous for, it’s all about the materials. Wood furniture is always trendy, so if you want to get something that lasts a lifetime, and doesn’t get any less popular over time, this is the material to splurge on – bonus points if you match it with wood flooring.
In case you don’t have that much of a budget to rely on, fret not, the vinyl veneers and laminate of today are great at mimicking this beauty and the best of it all is they come at a fraction of the cost of wood. Metallics, marble, granite, terra cotta, stucco are other options you also have the green light on when choosing to adorn your cosy nest with luxury. Anything that seems rare is a great bet with this style, and best of it all is you can mix and match them as you see fit!