Glamorous Art Deco Style Bedroom
Art Deco style bedrooms were glamorous, luxurious and sophisticated. An Art Deco style bedroom is a retreat and a fantasy, straight out of the cinema or a greystone duplex on the Seine. Here are several ways to create an Art Deco style bedroom. Consider planes and palettes when redoing the bedroom in Art Deco style. The decor and architecture make frequent use of geometric figures and angles, stylized pictures and sculptures of cruise ships, airplanes, cars, skyscrapers, sunsets and sunrises, and exotic flowers. Experiment with mixing and matching mirrors, mirror tiles, chrome, glass, black onyx, granite and glossy lacquer, satins, silks, velvets, taffetas, African animal hides and gilt pyramids. Opt for over-the-top Hollywood glamour with a mirrored vanity — not just the make-up mirror but the mirror over the entire table, legs and padded bench. A vanity could be wood inlaid with ivory and mirror tiles, chrome and glass, or very modern crystal-clear acrylic.
Silky, shiny fabrics were pearlized powder-blues, whisper-grays, blush-pinks and creams, but vivid accents in lampshades, decorative pillows and chair cushions might be deep gem-tones: sapphire, lapis, peacock, emerald, amethyst and canary, like the diamond. Then, the tufted headboard is so Art Deco style; in velvet or in leather, and large enough to be showy, not discreet. A crystal chandelier, or two or three, wouldn’t be out of place, but more modern shapes. From the ’20s to the ’40s, carpet designs shifted from floral patterns to abstract and figurative angular blocks of line and color.