Art Deco Wallpaper

Art Deco Wallpaper  - Design by Kelly Wearstler

Characteristics of Authentic Art Deco Wallpapers

Luxury and glamour are once again in vogue tody and a great way to add a little of both into your home is with Art Deco wallpaper.  

To help you choose wallpaper that contains authentic elements of the Art Deco style, I have come up with a list of the main characteristics you should look for....

art deco wallpaper

1. Metallics, Metallics, Metallics

I cannot stress this enough.  Wallpaper with a metallic finish will instantly add some Deco glamour and elegance to your home.  Art Deco was born in the Machine Age so cool, metallic finishes were all the rage.

A word of caution; wallpapering an entire living room or bedroom in a metallic wallpaper, might be a bit too much.  Unless you have chosen a subtle pattern, you may want to limit this wallpaper to one accent wall or a small bathroom.  Nevertheless, stunning gold or silver finish wallpaper is an easy way to add some Deco drama to your own home.  But if you're looking to make a big, bold statement, go nuts with the metals! 

Art Deco Metallic Wallpaper - Image source: pomne.ru

 Art Deco Metallic Wallpaper - Design by   Kelly Wearstler

Art Deco Metallic Wallpaper - Design by Kelly Wearstler

Art Deco Metallic Wallpaper

Metallic Art Deco Fans Wallpaper

2. Geometric Patterns

Stripes, sunbursts, zig-zags, chevrons, sweeping curves and other very angular geometric patterns are typical Art Deco motifs.  Look for Art Deco wallpaper that contains sharp, angular shapes.

Geometric Art Deco Wallpaper - Image source: Architectural Digest

Geometric Art Deco Wallpaper

Geometric Art Deco Wallpaper - Image source: Architectural Digest

3.  Egyptomania

Egyptian patterns like pyramids and hieroglyphics were also incredibly popular.  Choose a bold mural to give your room an over-the-top deco vibe.

Art Deco Egyptian themed wallpaper - Image source: Home Caprice

Art Deco Egyptomania Wallpaper - Image source: Ultimatechristoph.com

4. Black & White

A classic Art Deco colour combination is black and white.  Whether it's stripes, checks or zig-zags a black and white wallpaper will definitely transform a drab, boring room into a glamorous Deco den.

Black and White Art Deco Wallpaper

Black and White Art Deco Wallpaper

5. Bold & Bright

Art Deco popularity was at its peak during the Roaring Twenties. The economy was flourishing and the future seemed bright.  And so were the interiors!  People began incorporating dazzling, happy, energetic colours to match the optimistic mood of the times.

Some of the most popular Art Deco colours were: emerald green, canary yellow, amethyst, peacock blue, and brilliant red.

 Emerald Art Deco Wallpaper - Image source:   Select Wallpaper

Emerald Art Deco Wallpaper - Image source: Select Wallpaper

Bold, Bright Art Deco Wallpaper

Bold Art Deco Wallpaper

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