Art Deco was a bold industrial style of designing. It had a lot of geometrical shapes (especially triangles), clean heavy lines and sharp angles and it often used materials such as chrome, glass and metal to create eclectic and opulent designs.One of the best known examples of this style of designing is the Chrysler building in NY.
Art Deco interior design featured elements which were extremely stream lined, geometric and at times very curvaceous in nature. Patterns were often emphasised through repetition. Metal and lacquer were abundantly used to create bold statement making furniture. The colour palette consisted of dark colours like black, brown and tan. The style not only drew heavily from primitive sources like Egyptian and Aztec civilizations but it also encompassed modern stream lined technologies like aviation and futurism. The combining result was a wonderful eclectic mix of functionality and expressionism.
Get The Look:
Art Deco is still a popular style of design for those who like a mix of modern and retro functionality in their living spaces. Here are a few ideas to help you achieve this look.
Furniture- Choose large furniture in geometric shapes which is either made of metal, exotic wood or glass.
Fabrics- Use fabrics with repetitive geometric print in bold contrasting colours for curtains, rugs or upholstery. Make sure to break the geometric prints with hints of plain coloured materials as well. And steer clear of floral prints.
Colours- The colour palette should comprise of striking colours like yellow, black, red, blue and even white. Use metallic, ebony or lacquered finished table-tops and fixtures to further highlight these bold colours.
Accessories- Add Zebra rugs, chrome lighting, curvy sculptures or vases, pop art paintings and enameled antiques to further accentuate the Art Deco look in your room.
Here are a few modern Art Deco living room images to trigger your imagination.
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