Art Deco is short for Arts Decoratifs and this particular style gained popularity on an international scale during the 1920s. It continued to prove popular in the 1930s and 1940s until after the Second World War. Rich colors, plenty of ornamentation, and strong geometric design influences are characteristic of this eclectic style. The main design element that sets Art Deco apart from other design styles is the way it embraces technology. Although it’s popularity waned after three decades of impressive success, we have seen a clear rebirth of Art Deco with homeowners around the world looking to create this very look.

When looking to create an Art Deco theme in a particular room or your entire home, you need to look for rectilinear and symmetry as opposed to curves and asymmetry. Back in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, Art Deco was associated with glamor and luxury. Today, it still has this incredible effect. When creating this look in your home, it’s a good idea to focus on one room at a time and remember that there are several elements involved.


ceiling-tilesCeiling tiles are highly effective when it comes to defining the theme of any room. From modern to vintage, your ceiling can make all the difference. Some of the best types of ceiling tiles to use in Art Deco settings include Antique White, Aged Copper, and Old Black & White. Of course, the ceiling tiles and the color you choose will depend on the rest of the colors in the room. You might want to keep several options in mind while making final decisions with regards to your walls and furniture. Don’t forget about moldings to ensure the perfect transition from the ceiling to the walls.


If you want a truly luxurious and glamorous-looking room that makes you feel like you’re in old-time Hollywood, then make sure that you choose the perfect wall covering to compliment your ceiling tiles. You can choose between paint, wallpaper, wall panels, and even wall murals. Wall panels and murals can be used to create gorgeous accent walls that will help enhance the theme. The rest of the walls can be painted or covered with a single color to compliment the colors in the accent wall design. So, for example, if your accent wall includes various shades of blue, you can use a pale blue color on the rest of the walls.


Once you have narrowed down your choices in wall coverings and ceiling tiles, it’s time to search for vintage furniture to match. For the most authentic look, it’s best to shop for second-hand furniture rather than newer models that are mere replicas of the stylish furniture that once was. The quality of the older, authentic models is also said to be superior to those made today. As they say, they don’t make ’em like they used to! Take note of the colors and the details. If need be, you can have the upholstery recovered by a professional. This means that you can change the color of the furniture to suit your needs. Just make sure that the material you choose will suit the theme.

When decorating your home, no matter the theme, it’s always important to remember the finer details. If you want to create a lovely Hollywood theme, you might enjoy framing pictures of celebrities from this time period and setting them on your walls. Don’t forget to attach a plaque to each frame with the name of the celebrity. These are timeless pieces that will impress all who pay you a visit! Set vintage accessories on your coffee table and around the room for even more flair and as conversation pieces. At Talissa Decor, we offer a wide range of ceiling tiles, moldings, wallpapers, wall murals, and panels to help you create the perfect Art Deco design in any room of your home!