Do you love that quintessential “Great Gatsby” style or the bold geometric patterns found throughout the Empire State Building in New York? Then you might just be a fan of Art Deco style.

This iconic style is known for its symmetry and use of linear geometric patterns and luxurious materials. It’s a big, bold and glam style that has a bit of a vintage flair and creates a sense of approachable luxury. And an Art Deco color palette? It’s to die for.

The history of art deco design is quite interesting, and it’s had various resurgences in popularity over the past century—including right now. Art Deco interior design has been around for 100 years, with no plans of going away.

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The Building Blocks Of Art Deco Interior Design

Art Deco is an ornate design style, and it often feels slightly masculine due to its heavy use of geometric details and repetitive shapes and patterns. Depending on the room, you’ll notice this geometry in the furniture, lighting, accent decor, or artwork. The use of plush materials and velvet help to balance out and soften the geometric shapes.

With its penchant for luxury, Art Deco design tends to use materials that have an inherent ornamental quality to them. Marbles and granites, burl wood, as well as metals in silver, gold, and brass finishes are all perfect accompaniments to Art Deco interiors.

There are many ways to approach color in Art Deco interior design—from bold and moody palettes of dark greens, deep purples and blues, and black (like the living room above) to bright white palettes with just pops of dark greens, light pinks, or deep blues. But whatever color direction you go, you’ll see it paired with metallics in the accent furniture, decor, and lighting.

Modern Art Deco interior design mixes the key elements of this design style with other styles and eras, for a look that’s eclectic and unique. There are so many ways to bring this look to life today.

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1. Of-The-Moment Art Deco

This room is a more trendy take on Art Deco style, with some mid-century modern flair. While, overall, this room has a neutral color palette, a pop of statement color makes the space feel fresh and trendy. (As does the burl wood nightstand.) This is a very of-the-moment take on Art Deco, with a playful and youthful vibe.

The Key Elements:

Add a pop of luxurious color and texture. The pop of emerald green in the headboard sets the tone for an Art Deco-inspired space in an otherwise monochromatic neutral room. The headboard not only adds a pop of luxurious color but it also adds rich velvet texture.

Layer in sculptural decor. Sculptural elements have a quintessential Art Deco quality to them. While the glass pendant light and vase aren’t necessarily Art Deco in style, they add a sculptural element that gives a nod to the style.

Incorporate geometric patterns. Art Deco is all about geometric patterns. We incorporated some in this room through the subtle patterning in the rug.

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2. A Minimalist Take

Here’s a more minimalist take on Art Deco design. This space is more about shape and texture, which is where the Art Deco moments come into play. With a minimal approach to styling, the negative space lets the statement pieces, like the console and the lighting, really shine.

The Key Elements:

Add a sculptural element. The sculpted, scallop-front console table in this entryway helps set the tone for the space, bringing in that repeated linear element inherent to Art Deco interior design. This is supported by the soft, clean lines of the side chair. The chair’s velvet and caning elements also give a nod to Art Deco interior design.

Establish a glam color palette. Since this is a minimalist space, we didn’t want to use any bold colors. Instead, we leaned into a softer glam palette, with gold and soft pinks. This combination, along with pops of black for contrast, create a subdued but glamorous color palette.

Hang some statement lighting. When you think of statement lighting, you might think something big, bold, and sculptural. But we went in a different direction, with something smaller but very visually interesting. The tiered pendant sconce has Art Deco-inspired sculptural elements, and the color combination in the fixture also speaks to this design style.

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3. Streamlined and Simple Dining Room

This is a more streamlined and contemporary take on Art Deco—yet the style still shines through in the actual structures and forms of the furniture pieces. There’s a transitional edge to the style of this room, and it doesn’t lean too hard in any style direction. It’s what we’d consider a more “safe” take on Art Deco design.

The Key Element:

Use foundational furniture to set the tone. In this dining room, the Art Deco style is brought to life through decorative touches on the foundational pieces. You can see this, specifically, in the base of the table—which is adorned with Art Deco-inspired metal pieces that create an intriguing silhouette and set the tone for the rest of the space.

Go “neutral” with supporting furniture. These chairs certainly have some Art Deco inspiration in their shape—but overall they’re more neutral in style. With their modern and contemporary influences that could easily translate into a different styled room. They look really nice paired with the table without taking away from its stunning design.

Paint dark walls for more of a statement. Dark walls add a more moody and glam edge to this space, which really complements the furniture. (In contrast, lighter walls would make this space skew more modern or set it more squarely in the transitional camp.)

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4. Classic and Luxurious Art Deco Bedroom

This bedroom exemplifies a more “pure” take on modern Art Deco. It really leans into the luxe side of the side, with opulence coming through in the materials and the high-contrast color palette.

The Key Elements:

Use bold color to set the tone. A bold color scheme of emerald and gold is very Art Deco (and very luxe). This bold, high-contrast palette sets the style tone for the rest of the bedroom and gives it a more luxurious vibe.

Go dramatic with the furniture shapes and materials. The bed frame, while simple, has a bit of a grand and dramatic air to it, and pairs nicely with the burl wood nightstands, which are a little Art Deco in the natural ornamentation of the wood.

Use the supporting decor to drive home the style. The sculptural table lamps have some Art Deco influence in their shape, and the mirror behind the lamps, with their geometric metal detailing, drive home the style in this space.

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5. Small Bedroom, Big Style

Art Deco is a big and bold style. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate elements of this design style in small spaces! This small bedroom is a prime example. More of a “less is more chic” take on Art Deco, this room is infused with glam design touches throughout, especially in the choice of materials.

The Key Elements:

Opt for a black-and-white color palette. Since this is a small space, Art Deco influences could easily make it feel over-the-top. But a black and white color palette—with plenty of pops of gold—keep the look more grounded, while still giving this space a glamorous feel.

Go glam with the patterns. Abstract polka dot patterns show up throughout this room—from the wall art to the pillows and bench. This adds a playful but glam element to the space. The gold palm wall art and the subtle foliage pattern on the nightstand glam up the space even further.

Lean Art Deco in shapes. Art Deco design is all about the bold use of shapes. Both the sunburst table lamp and the tiered effect of the chandelier show off some Art Deco influences, as does the oval shaped mirror, along with the gold frame. Talk about packing a tone of style into a small space!

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6. Colorful and Modern Art Deco

This bedroom is a great example of a modern and minimal space using just hints of Art Deco influences in the art and finishes. This isn’t in-your-face Art Deco, but rather taking the shapes and colors often found in this design style and applying it on a more modern canvas.

The Key Elements:

Embrace color and pattern. Saturated pastels with a tropical twist really enliven this version of Art Deco. The mint green velvet of the bed frame gives a definite nod to Art Deco. And the colors and patterns in the rug add a playful element to the space.

Incorporate Art Deco-inspired shapes. While, overall, this bedroom leans more modern and transitional, subtle decorative elements bring in Art Deco influences. The repetitive geometric shapes throughout—seen in the rounded forms of the table lamp, the mirror, and the wall art—all pay homage to this style.

Layer in some gold + brass accents. To incorporate the glam element of this style, we layered in some gold and brass accents—in the legs of the bed, the frame of the table lamp, the drawer pulls of the dresser, and most notably in the floral-embossed nightstand.

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7. Delicate Art Deco Sitting Room

This is a more dainty and delicate take on Art Deco style. The design of this sitting room was inspired by the color palette and designs of Issa Rae’s wedding in the south of France. It’s a very soft and feminine approach to this style, with some glam vibes rounding it out.

The Key Elements:

Go for a glamorous and chic color palette. We went with a mix of frothy pastels and crisp whites, contrasted against crimson red velvet. Très chic, no?

Add touches of feminine softness. The wall hangings and floor mirror help set a more feminine tone for this space. And a curved sofa, perched on extra long, thin legs, adds an extra touch of softness to this sitting room.

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8. Global Eclectic Deco Apartment

This studio apartment mixes Art Deco elements with global-inspired flair. But a mix of other colors, patterns, and textures gives the space a much more eclectic vibe—adding playful brightness and life to the space.

The Key Elements:

Set the tone with Deco foundations. The chanel-tufted, bowed back sofa in a luxurious blue sets the Deco tone in this space—along with the burl wood coffee table. But we love that they’re more contemporary forms of classic Art Deco pieces.

Stick to one main color family. There’s a lot going on in this space. Using blue as a foundation throughout keeps it from feeling too busy.

Use patterns to tell a story. There are so many different patterns in this space—from the aquatic-inspired pattern on the stools to the bone-inlay cabinet and botanical rug. This mix is what creates the global, eclectic feel of this space.

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9. Glamorous Deco Bedroom

Hollywood Glam and Art Deco interior design are a perfect pairing. Both styles have a flair for the dramatic and a penchant for luxury, along with a more-is-more maximalist approach. The result, in this bedroom, is a classic take on Art Deco style, with a bold and ultra-glam spin.

The Key Elements:

Pick out sculptural furniture. Since Hollywood Glam and Art Deco are both all about the drama, we thought a sculptural canopy bed added the perfect amount of visual impact. Accent furniture with sculptural elements help drive home the vibe. Art Deco decor, like the mirrors and lamps on either side of the bed, add even more sculptural moments.

Use a symmetrical layout. Visual symmetry around the bed, with the decor and accent furniture, helps this space lean more classic and formal in style.

Go for a high-contrast color palette. A color scheme of white and helps up the drama—and gold accents bring in the glam. The lavender wall? That’s just a fun, feminine addition. Black-and-white patterns throughout also help drive home the maximalist aesthetic.

Recognize this space? It’s one of our reimagined Gossip Girl room designs! This is what we imagine ​​Blair and Chuck’s Upper East Side townhouse would look like today.

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10. 80’s Deco Living Room

80s interior design is having a moment in the trend cycle. And since Art Deco style had a big revival in the 80s, it makes sense to see these two styles paired together today. Puffy, curvaceous furniture, a pastel palette, and glam accents helps bring these two styles together in a way that feels modern and relevant for today.

The Key Elements:

Pick an 80s-inspired color palette. Pale pastels and neutrals have a very 80s vibe—which is the perfect compliment to all of the 80s-inspired materials and shapes.

Bring on the Art Deco materials. Rich materials like burlwood, brass, and boucle (found in one of the chairs and the ottoman) balance out the softness of this space. Punching up the look with luxurious materials helps move this space from being straight 80s to a more Art Deco take on 80s revival style.

Try out the curved furniture trend. From the sofa to the accent chair, ottoman, and coffee table, the curved furniture trend is on full display here—celebrating the best of both 80s style and Art Deco interior design!

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11. Mod Deco Dining Room

Art Deco style is all about striking balance between form and material. In this dining room, curved furniture meets plush, luxe materials such as velvet to create a stylish and dramatic space. But it’s the clean lines within this space that make it a more modern take on a classic deco styling.

The Key Elements:

Make an iconic statement. The console table in this dining room screams Art Deco design. The brass finish and geometric design are quintessential hallmarks of the style—making it feel like it’s a piece of Art Deco furniture that was pulled right out of the 1920s!

Add a pop of contemporary design. The curved green velvet chairs are decidedly modern, as is the tulip table. Both of these elements help bring this look into the 2020s.

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12. Neutral and Natural Art Deco Office

Classic Art Deco motifs of curved forms and metallic finishes are noticeably present in this office. But it’s the natural materials that really make this look sing. While overall the color palette is very neutral and restrained, the natural materials bring in texture and dimension so the design doesn’t fall flat.

The Key Elements:

Use a restrained, neutral color palette. This is an unexpected direction, since Art Deco style is usually full of bright or saturated colors. But opting for a neutral palette lets the shapes and materials in this space do the talking.

Layer in a ton of different natural materials. The burlwood desk is the biggest statement in this space—a showstopping way to use material as ornament. But the caning on the chair, the woven stool, the terracotta vase, and the wool and jute rugs bring a lot of visual texture to this space.

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13. Miami Deco Living Space

The city of Miami has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world. This means that this vibrant, tropical city has its own unique take on Art Deco design. This living room was designed with that perspective in mind. The bold pops of color and playful tropical motifs hint at the warmth of this beach city.

The Key Elements:

Bring in tropical colors and motifs. Palm prints in the throw pillows and wall art bring in a tropical vibe. And a pink sofa is the perfect addition to any tropical-inspired space! (Green and pink create the perfect tropical color story!)

Layer in bold geometric shapes and forms. Bold geometric shapes and patterns are very Art Deco—making the coffee table and room divider perfect choices for a Deco-inspired room. Meanwhile, the sculptural furniture forms throughout add extra glam and drama to the space. We also love that the curves in furniture are repeated in the art!

Add a bit of drama. Tropical prints. Curvaceous furniture. Gold and velvet. Black and white stripes. All of these elements would make a statement on their own—together, they create a dramatic but playful space. Two other statement-making pieces we love in this space? The tiger rug and peace lily chandelier!

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14. Formal Deco Living Room With a Min-Mod Twist

Art Deco is a style with an air of formality. So, it seems natural to pair it with other stately styles, like classic formal. This living room brings together these two formal styles—but gives it a minimal and mod twist.

The Key Elements:

Choose classic foundations. A roll-arm sofa is classic formal at its finest. And the white upholstery drives home the formality while having that glamorous Art Deco edge.

Bring in moments of mod. The large-scale chandelier has an almost atomic-era quality, while the U-shaped coffee table is 70s mod at its finest. The circular shapes repeated in the art, lamp, chair, and stool are the perfect meeting point of modern and Art Deco styles.

Keep the styling minimal. Doing this lets all the sculptural shapes in this space do the talking. Minimal styling also has an air of formality to it, which helps play up the classic side of this style.

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15. Vintage Modern Art Deco Bedroom

This bedroom has some vintage mod vibes—but a lot of those mod elements are also classic Art Deco interior design moments. Overall, it’s the forms and materials in this space, rather than the color palette, that give it a leaning toward Art Deco design. (We’re pretty sure this is the quintessential millennial take on Art Deco style!)

The Key Elements:

Choose ornamental materials. Material as ornament is a big thing in Art Deco style. So it makes sense to bring in ornamental materials and finishes—like marble, velvet, brass, and sheepskin.

Celebrate curves. This bedroom has a lot of curves. The bedframe. The nightstand. The chairs. The mirror. All are a perfect blending of Art Deco and mod design.

Introduce contrast. A bed is the centerpiece of any bedroom. So bringing in a high-contrast bed—made of walnut veneer and navy velvet upholstery, with brass nailheads—is the perfect way to set the tone. Pops of black against creams and whites adds further contrast, elevating the level of drama in this space.

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