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