Let's get decadent
19 March 2019
While we see a lot of interior design focused on a neutral palette, there’s a lot to be said for stepping out of the box with rich and decadent interiors that embrace your senses with vibrant colours and a feeling of olde-world glamour.
The Art Deco style that came to the fore in the 1920’s was all about luxury and sophistication, and it certainly didn’t hold back when it came to mixing bold colours and exuberant geometric design pieces.
As we head into the cooler months, the idea of taking your interiors up a notch and exploring more edgy accessories, shapely designs and a strong mix of warm colours becomes even more appealing.
If you feel like indulging yourself with a bit of luxury, (and who doesn’t!), follow these tips to elevate your space from simple to sensuous.
Big and bold is beautiful
The Art Deco lighting style is all about making a strong statement with bold geometric patterns that show a clear preference towards symmetry. Blurring the lines between art and design, the key is to choose just one or two hero pieces that draw the eye and become the decorative centrepiece of a room.
Experiment with colour
Colours in traditional Art Deco style are striking and bold with a lot of contrasts. Think deep navy blues, gold, brass, rich reds and everybody’s favourite, black.
Craftmanship is key
High end materials immediately inspire a sense of opulence and modern luxury. Glossy metals, glass, bronze, antique black and walnut that refract the light look luxe and lovely in a modern or traditional interior. Use them to provide a sumptuous contrast to brighter, contemporary materials or blend beautifully with timber floors and dark furnishings.