In a flap about the Roaring Twenties
AS I'm sure those of you that are film fanatics have heard, this summer a re-make of The Great Gatsby will be coming to the big screen.
Though we have a few months to go, I couldn't help but ponder over the style of the 1920s.
It was such a prominent era for both the fashion and interiors industry with Art Deco design taking both of these worlds by storm.
When you take a look at the high-street, the Art Deco trend has certainly made a comeback with splashes of geometric patterns and Aztec prints everywhere you turn.
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This style is so bold and distinct that it leaves a lasting impression on every space it touches.
An Art Deco interiors scheme should ooze glamour and sophistication and have an ordered appearance.
Recognised for its clean-cut angular shapes and symmetrical styling, 1920s design brings with it a vintage feel, but in an elegant fashion.
There are plenty of ways that you can incorporate this bygone era into the decor of your home.
Whether you want to go all out or just include hints of this scheme throughout, an Art Deco theme can look at home in any room.
When it comes to colour, think Miami shades, so we're talking greys, Tiffany blues and pale pinks.
Pastel colours work with Art Deco design and are perfect for setting the backdrop in any space.
With Art Deco back in fashion there is a wide range of wallpaper designs now on the market from the leading brands.
If you take a look you will see that they consist of repetitive patterns and you may notice that there appears to be an Aztec reference when it comes to the prints used and it becomes obvious that this was influenced by East Asia and Africa.
It is believed that this connection stems back to 1922 when the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered.
From this point, there was a flood of interest in all things Egyptian and this wasn't just with interiors but fashion also went through a phase referred to as 'Egyptomania'.
Monochrome is also another key part of an Art Deco interior with blocks of black and white seen in the accessories chosen as well as being a popular choice when it comes to flooring.
Black and white floor tiles are associated with this era and although many of us may not entertain the thought of having them in our living rooms, when it comes to the kitchen or bathroom, this style of floor will certainly help to set an Art Deco scene.
Marble was another popular choice of flooring and would bring with it a feeling of prestige, making it perfect for creating a grand entrance hall.
An Art Deco interior will rely on the accessories included and the addition of mirrors and glass objects will help to bring the scheme to life.
Bevelled mirrors or those that have an appearance reminiscent of a city skyline and tall skyscraper buildings will act as the ideal centrepiece.
Metallics should also play a part in the design and can be included by using materials with a metallic sheen, or with chrome handles, vases and frames.
Glass chandeliers and metallic pendent lights will also help to recreate the look of a 1920s interior.
Furniture should be selected by choosing a few statement pieces that have a streamlined appearance and are manufactured using wood veneer.
Alternatively, pieces that consist of chrome and glass take a modern twist on Art Deco style.
Art Deco is going to be a popular trend this spring/summer season, so now is the time to start taking a look at the ways you can add a touch of 1920s glamour into your home.
Even if you don't want to go all out, some Art Deco accessories can create an eclectic interior.