Art Deco is taking the design world by storm-again! The rich colors and angled forms of this retro style are back in a big way, and jazzing up the world of interior design! Becoming popular in the 1920s, Art Deco style celebrated the changes happening in the modern world — the excitement of jazz music, electricity, the radio, skyscrapers, and cubist art. The era was optimistic and decadent design for both commercial and residential flourished.
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Art Deco interiors look clean, bold, glamorous, and sophisticated. Their lines are clean, symmetrical, and modern. Art Deco is characterized by strong geometric lines and dramatic juxtapositions of reflective surfaces with luxurious textures. Rich colors, zigzags and sharply angled, and cubistic forms were commonly presented in high-gloss metals, black lacquer, exotic woods, leather and mirrors. Artistic and glamorous, art deco still influences contemporary geometric designs.
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Whether you want to cherry-pick elements of Art Deco style or jump in headfirst to re-create the era, you can find wallpaper, wall stencils, and furniture pieces to decorate your home. The Modern and Geometric Stencils Collection from Royal Design Studio includes Art Deco designs that you can use to decorate walls, furniture, and more. Stenciling is more cost effective and safer to remove than wallpaper, which can leave your wallet and walls hurting. Below are some stencil ideas that emulate the Art Deco style…
The Gatsby Glam Art Deco Wall Stencil is a beautiful representation of the Art Deco style, especially when stenciled with gold paint and an Old Hollywood glam mirror. Together, the retro look creates a luxuriously styled room.
Create a dramatic entryway and greet your guests with shining style with a metallic stenciled wall like Caroline Lizarraga did. The large-scale design of the Contempo Trellis Stencil in gold adds warmth and a touch of Art Deco glamour to the space.
This sleek wall finish was created by Special Effect Wallpaper and More with a large scale stencil pattern. The clean lines of the Contempo Trellis Wall Stencil mixed with touches of gold on white is the perfect way to create art deco style. The soothing colors create an elegant setting for a nice soak in the tub.
A gorgeous African Plumes Wall Stencil has an Art Deco vibe and the design is so versatile that it can be stenciled in single rows, or repeated again in the alternate rows in the same or contrasting color for a unique look. Definitely use metallic Royal Stencil Cremes to create a chic contrast on a black or dark blue accent wall.
House on the Way beautifully paired the Step Up Triangles Wall Stencil with a custom board and batten wood treatment during her bathroom makeover. The surprising combination of an art deco stencil pattern, vintage gold frame, and white ceramic deer head work make this a room with a whimsical view!
Pretty in pearls! This Art Deco inspired pearl wall stencil is ideal for creating a glamorous Hollywood Regency look. Consider this stencil to create a custom wallpaper look on a feature wall or let it wrap your whole room with a luxurious feel. We think Marilyn Monroe would approve!
Who doesn’t love a great IKEA hack?? The simple style makes any of their furniture pieces extremely hack-able. This IKEA Vittsjo laptop table is a very versatile little piece that can be easily tucked in to small spaces and utilized in multiple ways. It has a bit of a Mad Men feel to it, so we were inspired by the angular lines to try a reverse-stenciled glass treatment using a stencil with a Mid-Century Modern vibe; the Triangulations Furniture Stencil. Is this a cool look, or what?! For the full how to, check out Ikea Stencil Hack: Transform a Vittsjo Table with Stenciling.
Art Deco style gives off a refined grandeur so it’s no wonder why it’s still a trendy look in today’s interiors that value sophistication. You can glam up your own home with mirrors, metallics, or geometric wall designs.