How to arrange the living room in the art deco style?
The art deco living room will be the heart of any home and will not leave indifferent both the owners of the house and their guests. A room decorated in a similar design will be distinguished by an abundance of glitter and gloss, sharp contrasts, an abstract image, a sophisticated combination of rich decoration with equally rich interior items. The main characteristics of the style is the presence of ethnic ornaments, preference is given to clear lines, for example, traditional Greek motifs, sharp corners, clear geometric shapes, contrast in the decoration, the dominance of neutral colors and shades in the interior. Examples of harmonious decoration of rooms in the art deco style can be viewed in the photo.
For the decoration of the living room in the art deco traditionally used materials such as:
- exotic materials (ivory, ornamental stones, skins of exotic animals, etc.).
The floor, walls and ceiling of an Art Deco-style room should have a neutral color scheme. When finishing the floor, it is desirable to use glossy ceramic tiles or parquet, while laying the parquet should be herringbone, since it is this pattern that best meets the style requirements for clear geometry and zigzag patterns. The flooring should be light.
In the decoration of the walls, preference is given to the classic white or milky color, and the walls of the “nude” shade look original. For finishing it is best to use traditional materials that allow you to recreate a smooth and glossy surface, for example, water-based paints or silk wallpaper. The decoration of the walls consists in applying a geometric ornament. Apply the ornament can be using a stencil, and its color should contrast with the basic color of the finish.
Photo: ceramic tile flooring
You can decorate the walls with the help of abstract paintings, with preference being given to modern art (abstraction or cubism). It is necessary that the frame of the picture contrasted sharply with the image itself. You can frame the picture with metal moldings.
Tip: a bright focus on the living room walls can be a mirror, the frame of which should represent the sun, since the image of the sun is also an integral attribute of the art deco style.
As for the ceiling, its finish can be both smooth and textured. The base color of the ceiling should be in harmony with the decoration of the walls and floor of the room. Art Deco style does not exclude the presence of multi-level ceilings, emphasizing the thematic focus of the interior.
Photo: decorating the wall with an abstract painting
Photo: sun mirror in frame
Living room interior
The living room in the art deco style is distinguished by its decor, which is the main component contributing to the creation of a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. The interior of the living room includes basic furnishings: a sofa, armchairs, a coffee or dining table, a modern multimedia system, shelves with books, etc. All interior items must be made of natural materials and have a rich finish. If it is planned to organize a separate dining area in the living room, then the surface of the dining table must be glass, since the glass worktop will add lightness and weightlessness to even a massive construction.
The multimedia system should be black or any other dark color (cherry, asphalt, bright red), since it is these colors that will best contrast with the light finish of the main surfaces of the room.
Photo: glass table top will add lightness and weightlessness to even massive construction.
Photo: Roman curtains in an art deco living room interior.
Completion of the interior of the living room can be given with the help of proper design of window decor, decorative pillows and interior bedspreads. When choosing a curtain design, it is best to give preference to Roman curtains, the density of which should depend on the room illumination. For example, for rooms on the north side, the use of dark and thick curtains is unacceptable, as they will impede the flow of natural light into the room.
Arrangement of furniture directly depends on the geometry of the room and its functional purpose.
Although it is in design. Characteristic of the art deco style, there are a lot of nuances; such a design gives an unimaginable scope for imagination and the realization of original ideas.