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Art Deco brought its Glam to the 1920s

The 1920s were known as the Roaring 20s, when Art Deco traveled from France to the US. World War I and the aftermath of the 1918 Spanish Flu were over and The Great Gatsby had just been published, so the country was excited to embrace the glamor and boldness of Art Deco. This interior design style often uses luxurious fabrics, sharp lines, mixed metallics, and rich color palettes with bright and deep yellows, greens, pinks, reds, and blues. Layered on top of the colors tends to be sharp geometric forms in chrome, gold, silver, or black. This combination creates a very dynamic and glamorous look.

With the end of World War I, families were reunited and growing, so naturally, the house building industry ramped up. Home design catalogs became a popular way to choose a brand new property, such as the popular Sears catalog. Whether the home was prefab or custom, the focus still remained on having a comfortable living room, which likely had a fireplace. Floors were generally wooden or tiled and large colorful rugs would be used for warmth and comfort.

With the newfound love of Art Deco style, homes tended to use rich shades of greens, reds, yellows, blues and purples, which were often freely mixed. Modern fashion included exotic prints and patterns, especially sharp geometric patterns in metallics.

Although Art Deco was the most glamorous interior design trend of the decade, most everyday homes had a toned down version of it. Art Deco became popular for its geometric furniture, bold colors and metallics, and statement mirrors, curved chairs and sofas. An everyday home had elements of this and made the room equally beautiful.


If you wish to convert your living room to a 1920s style, adding pieces to your home to embody this interior design style is easy to do!

Is this living room calling your name? We’ve put together a list of beautiful household items you can purchase to either bring a few pieces of this room to your home, or nearly recreate the entire set up!

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1920s living room furniture
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Do the 1920s speak to you? If not, which decade speaks to you the most?

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Or, are you interested in a different decade? Find the years that speak to your design style in our blog:
Home Trends throughout the Decades

Jessie Ellis

Jessie Ellis

Wife, friend and dog mom with 18+ years of education and 12+ years as a commercial design professional. Always inquisitive, creative and empathetic; trying to live each day with intention.

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