Many top interior designers have reawakened the spirit of 20th-century Art Deco style in homes and boutique hotels in recent years, giving home decorators plenty of inspiration for finding accessible ways to incorporate this classic style at home, in the bedroom, living room, and beyond.
Art Deco architecture and design has a long history that began in France and bloomed into a leading trend in Europe and the U.S. in the early 20th century. In the realm of interior design, Art Deco style was marked by the use of geometric shapes, stylized curves, atmospheric lighting, and lush materials like marble, velvet, brass, and chrome. Common colors used in Art Deco design include bold hues of red, yellow, green, blue, pink, and metallic tones. Today's neo Art Deco style uses the essence of the original aesthetic as point of departure and muse, adding a contemporary spin that makes it look fresh, original, and modern.
Check out these contemporary Art Deco-inspired bedrooms for ideas on how to add some of this glamorous, time-tested style to your home.
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Add a Statement Headboard
For this Art Deco-inspired bedroom at the Henrietta Hotel in London, French interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon created dramatic handmade headboards inspired by Milanese door frames and embellished with beveled mirror details. A pair of tall brass bedside lamps with retro Art Deco flair frames the bed.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Use Bold Geometric Wall Tile
This stylish room at the Hotel Rose Bourbon designed by architects Élodie Lenoir and Arnaud Decolle of EL'LE Interior Stories in Paris takes inspiration from the bold geometric patterns that help define Art Deco design. The same black-and-white marble mosaic pattern is carried from the en suite bathroom to the bedroom wall, creating continuity and a focal point. Brass sconces and an organic brass-framed mirror add brightness, velvet upholstery adds a luxe touch, and natural wood adds warmth.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Hang Art Deco Fan Wallpaper
Adding a retro touch like Art Deco-inspired fan wallpaper can add a bit of retro style and glamour to a modern bedroom like this one from Emily Henderson Design. A tufted velvet bed frame and wood, gold, and natural wicker accents add warmth.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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French interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon used a mix of elements including mirror, fabric panels, and hand painting to create a custom Art Deco headboard for this bedroom at London's Henrietta Hotel. The round shapes and curves of the Art Deco bed create a sensuous atmosphere that celebrates one of the hallmarks of this design style.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Mix In Vintage Pieces
Milan-based interior designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio designed the Art Deco-style rooms at the Hôtel Saint-Marc in Paris like elegant private apartments. They used a mix of vintage furniture, custom art, and decorative objects made by artisans in Murano, Italy with flea market pieces and design classics to create a refined, streamlined atmosphere saturated with color.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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This over-the-top Art Deco-inspired fever dream of a bedroom from interior designer India Mahdavi for the Hotel Thoumieux in Paris is a maximalist modern-day take on the original style. The designer mixed Art Deco wallpaper with curvy wooden headboards, heavy velvet patterned curtains, vintage lighting, and a mix of materials from leather to marble to bamboo that gives the room a sense of decadence and character.Continue to 7 of 21 below.
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In this home bedroom, Forbes + Masters created an accessible take on modern-day Art Deco glam with a fresh modern spin. "Lush textiles and reflective surfaces allow light to travel around the room," say the designers. "Mixing metals gives this room the depth and warmth needed to accompany the simplistic monochromatic color palette."Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Use Shapely Furniture
Using original or reproduction Art Deco bedroom furniture—like this curvy white dresser in a bedroom from Forbes + Masters—is an easy way to add a dash of Art Deco style to any interior. The timeless Art Deco lines will mix well with midcentury and contemporary pieces to create an eclectic modern interior with a nod to history.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Add a Dash of Panache
Using whimsical Art Nouveau-style cane headboards, globe pendant lighting, and a mix of geometric shapes and patterns, French interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon has created a fresh take on Art Deco style at the Hotel Panache in Paris. Inspired by the architecture of the hotel, which is modeled in the style of NYC's Flatiron Building, the designer incorporated multiple angles in the shape of triangular mirrors, triangle-patterned carpets, and corner cupboards.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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Stick with Black and White
This modern take on Parisian Art Deco style in a 1920s home in Pasadena, California from Emily Henderson Design is rendered in black and white, giving the period home a fresh updated feel that honors its history. A focus on graphic linear black accents and round geometric shapes gives the spacious bedroom a crisp feel with a nostalgic edge.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Incorporate Lush Velvets
At the Henrietta Hotel in London, French interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon created an eclectic Art Deco-inspired aesthetic with lush touches like a curvy velvet-upholstered headboard, and a custom terrazzo-patterned carpet skirted with Carrara marble. And to mix it up, she added a 70s touch with custom Pierre Paulin-inspired armchairs upholstered in raspberry pink velvet.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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Use Brass Details
This Art Deco-style room from Milan-based interior designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio at the Hôtel Saint-Marc in Paris is an enveloping cocoon in shades of blue. Design details like doors rendered in mirror, brass, and lacquered wood paneling; sculptural globe bedside lamps; and mottled brass headboards add texture and interest.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Add a Bentwood Rocking Chair
In this Art Deco-inspired bedroom from Emily Henderson Design, a classic bentwood rocking chair adds a familiar and hallmark touch and a place to read or rock your cares away by the floor-to-ceiling window.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Feature Caned Furniture
The curved cane headboard in a highrise bedroom design from Boston-based Desiree Burns Interiors looks fresh and modern, but its rounded edges and use of caning is a subtle nod to the Art Deco era that adds a touch of softness and texture to a contemporary room. Midcentury modern-style industrial sconces mounted on either side of the bed and timeless round black-and-white bedside tables complete the look.Continue to 16 of 21 below.
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Add a Period Wardrobe
This curvy period wardrobe in a shiny walnut finish is an eye-catching addition to a spacious Art Deco-inspired bedroom from Emily Henderson Design that adds throwback glamour to getting dressed in the morning that a walk-in closet can't match.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Mix With 70s Flair
This retro-modern guest room suite from Forbes + Masters mixes Art Deco boutique hotel vibes with "hints of retro 70's glam flair," the designers say, "with deep black textured walls, brilliant brass accents, low-slung lounge furnishings, and a bold mix of textiles and graphic prints set off by a dramatic custom channeled bed."Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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Layer Patterns and Finishes
A fun way to interpret modern-day Art Deco style is by playing with a mix of patterns and finishes. In this room from French interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon at the Grand Pigalle Hotel in Paris, geometric wallpaper and floor tiles are complemented by teal blue walls and glossy green shower tiles, with polished brass accents throughout.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Use Metallic Accents
This accessible modern take on Art Deco style uses bold blue jewel-toned wall paint, drapes, and a tufted velvet headboard mixed with geometric accents in tones of gold and silver-toned faceted mirrors to reflect light.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Add Floor-to-Ceiling Drapes
Floor-to-ceiling drapes and a classic French chaise longue add some timeless style to this Art Deco-inspired bedroom from Emily Henderson Design.
What is the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau?
While the two styles share many similarities, Art Deco consists of straight lines while Art Nouveau uses curves. However, many designs incorporate aspects from both into one space for a complementary appearance.
What are the main features of Art Deco furniture?
Art Deco furniture typically combines elements of straight, sharp lines with bright colors, metallic accents, or natural wood finishes. Geometric patterns like chevron, triangular, and rectangular designs are common along with colors like red, yellow, green, blue, and pink.
What does an Art Deco bedroom look like?
Art Deco bedrooms use pops of vivid colors or bold patterns to create focal points. This style often creates visual impact with décor like uniquely shaped bed frames or furniture, metal lighting, patterned rugs or bedding, and a combination of different textures.