Art Deco Interior Design Ideas

Art Deco interior design style is proof that the roaring 20s are still roaring. A bit of Hollywood glam meets bold patterns. It’s famous for its bold geometry, rich colors, and overall flamboyance. When you think of Art Deco interior style you think of the glittering Gatsby Era decor, but this look can be accessible to anyone with the right design choices. At its core Art Deco interior design style is an intentional combination of traditional decor experimenting with conceptual art. Check out the rest of our blog for our Art Deco interior design essentials. 

Art Deco Geometric Shapes & Colors 

Most Art Deco homes play with color contrast, preferring to lean into the dark moody colors with pops of strong accents. Purples, Emerald, and Navy Blue are also popular art deco styles. Geometric shapes are a must as they double as “art” in Art Deco and are synonymous with this style. 

Stella 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Patterned Tile in Day blue star tile floor
Stella 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Patterned Tile in Day

Art Deco Floors 

You have a couple of different flooring options when it comes to designing an Art Deco room. Popular flooring options include; pattern tile, marble, and even some wood-look options that work in Art Deco design. 

Kings 17 3/4 x17 3/4 Patterned Tile in Rombos bathroom floor
Kings 17 3/4 x17 3/4 Patterned Tile in Rombos

Patterned tile with a geometric shape is an easy go-to for Art Deco interior. Play with pops of color in your pattern to create an accent floor or go with a darker simpler pattern for a traditional art deco look. Black & White checkered flooring is also a traditional motif of Art Deco.

Berkeley 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 Patterned Tile in Blue featured in living room
Berkeley 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 Patterned Tile in Blue

“Traditional” tile patterns exemplify Art Deco design. 

Kite Century 4 x 11 3/4 Patterned Tile in Gray featured entryway
Kite Century 4 x 11 3/4 Patterned Tile in Gray
Caprice 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 Patterned Tile in Liberty Taupe

The wood look, although not as popular, can also create a beautiful Art Deco interior. We suggest laying your planks in a herringbone pattern.

COREtec Plus Enhanced Herringbone Vinyl Plank in Rome Oak flooring
COREtec Plus Enhanced Herringbone Vinyl Plank in Rome Oak

If you aren’t quite ready to make a bold statement on your floors you can also achieve the art deco look without patterns as well. If you choose to go with a simple floor, it’s vital that the rest of the decor reinforces the design. 

COREtec Stone 18x24 Vinyl Tile in Albera Polished black flooring
COREtec Stone 18×24 Vinyl Tile in Albera Polished

Art Deco Walls 

Calling all accent wall lovers, Art Deco interior design is your time to shine! Art Deco interior design is the time to get more flashy with your wall design and play around with different shapes. The traditional Art Deco accent and backsplash wall play around with black and white patterns. 

Harmonia Classic 13x13 Patterned Tile in Black featured in an accent wall
Harmonia Classic 13×13 Patterned Tile

You can also choose to go more flashy with your tile and lean into the art deco decadence. 

Hudson Penny Round Tile in Brownstone bathroom wall
Hudson Penny Round Tile in Brownstone

Choosing to design with gold-colored accents adds a lavish touch to your design. 

Gatsby 8x8 Porcelain Tile in Copper Tin featured in modern kitchen
Gatsby 8×8 Porcelain Tile in Copper Tin

Art Deco Decor

Art Deco decor has a little “extra” something, it’s grandiose without being gaudy. This look is achieved by designing with purpose. Choosing streamlined shapes to contrast against bold patterns and choosing bold patterns to contrast against plain shapes. Lean into vintage designs and materials when it comes to this interior style for your kitchen or living room, and have some fun with it.

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roller Shades featured in a sitting area
Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roller Shades