Interior Design Ideas Art Deco Style – Geometric Shapes and Metallic Colors
Art deco style is characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. It flourished in Europe in the early years of the 20th century, following a weaker art nouveau influence. Art deco was led by fashion and the use of motifs depicting nature. It was one of the most exciting decorative styles of the century, and is one that still influences contemporary geometric designs these days. Below are several examples of interior design ideas art deco style:
Geometric shapes and metallic colors in a room of an almost perfect symmetry in which only the fire place on the side brings a note of classic in a discreet manner. The sober shaped couches are the visually central pieces in full chromatic harmony with the high curtains behind.
Again, a sober image outlining this interior design. In the background, a sunburst pattern sconce, a popular art deco motif, highlights the industrial design cabinet next to it, giving the apparently inert room a note of vitality.
In general, a stylish, modern way of decorating with art deco in mind is to include just a few touches and not overcrowd the room with geometric elements and the flapper style of the 20s. It’s all about creating discrete look with rich colors or elegant materials with zigzags and sharply angled and cubist forms.
The art deco style in all its splendor – a coach and chairs in metallic silver grey offset by the blue painting on the wall.
This time, we have an open room, bathed in natural light coming in on three sides. The geometric shapes – the wooden and the metal and glass tables, the mirror above the fire place – and the discreet metallic colors, such as the one of the rug, outlines art deco elements discretely sneaked into a classy looking room.
The style is also well represented in kitchens, too, as we can see in the image below. A neatly arranged kitchen, structured into rectangular geometric shapes, with steel grey on the walls and in the rug on the floor.
The discreet shapes also catch the eye and make up the visual focal point of a room in the bathrooms as well. The dominant white is broken up by the grey in the mirror frame, the painting and the striations in the flooring.
Vertical and horizontal lines, along different colors of industrial hues. This bathrooms comes from a villa raised in the Belgian port city of Ostend in 1935, when the art deco style was flourishing.
Sources: Decoist.com, Pinterest.com, Houzz.com