Art deco is a decorative art style that was popular is the 1920’s and 1930’s. It is characterized by bold geometric shapes and strong colors. It is often incorporated into household and architectural design.
Décor looks have come full circle and everything old is new again. This includes art deco styles that are coming back big time. Geometrics are especially trendy!
If you love the art deco look, why not incorporate it into this year’s Christmas design? Here’s how you can achieve the style you’re after.
Use Plenty Muted Brights
Art deco is all about going bold or going home. This especially applies to the colors that are used.
While the style is about bringing the bright, it is also about muting tastefully. Accent walls complemented by neutrals or metallics with light turquoise or mandarin orange splashes fit the look of the day perfectly.
Bring these color combination into your décor when considering color schemes on your tree, at your dining table and throughout the home.
Find Vintage Ornaments
A search for art deco ornaments on the internet will produce the right results. You will find decorations that feature ‘flapper girls’ and elaborately designed pieces that suit the era. Investing in a few of these will get your décor headed in the right direction.
As stated earlier, art deco and geometrics go hand in hand. What better way to integrate shapes into your holiday design than with a Christmas tree? It has a naturally triangular shape that fits the theme perfectly.
Now we’re not saying adding a tree will give you an instant art deco vibe. Rather, we are talking about creating your own miniature trees out of paper, metal or wood and giving them a distinct triangular shape. These can be placed around the house, or if you’re crafty, you may even be able to make a larger tree that serves as the focal point of your living room.
Other ways to integrate geometrics include purchasing or creating ornaments that are egg shaped, triangular, hexagonal, octagonal…you name it. Place these on the tree, on the mantle, on the table or wherever else you have space.
Art Deco Table Setting
Art deco table settings can easily be achieved with the right dinner ware. If you have plates that have an art deco look, you won’t have to do much to get the vibe you are after.
If your plating does not have an art deco appearance, you can add your own accents. The right tablecloth and placemats can do a lot in achieving that vintage look.
Art deco is very much in style. These tips in this article will help you get a vintage-inspired look that’s sure to wow your guests. Will you be going art deco when you decorate for the coming season?