If you find yourself dreaming of the roaring '20s, chances are you’re picturing cloche hats and finger waves, Duke Ellington and smooth Jazz, and of course—bold, Art Deco interiors. Short for the French term, Arts Décoratifs, the Art Deco style is characterized by geometric patterns, bold color, metallic finishes, and visual drama. It is not a style for the modest of homemakers. Instead, Art Deco boasts an inherent glamour and traditional luxury, making it one of the decade’s most iconic interior design styles. The look is strong, elegant and functional—lacking any fussiness or restraint. It has continued to be a popular choice in some of the world’s most stunning interiors, working wonderfully in both light and heavy doses. If you’re looking to channel your inner Gatsby or infuse your home with eclectic glamour, the Art Deco style won’t disappoint.
An easy way to experiment with Art Deco is in the bedroom, where many of our favorite design buffs put this bold aesthetic to the test. Scroll below for 11 of our favorite Art Deco bedrooms that are overflowing with inspiration.
A Chicago apartment designed by Steven Gambrel was inspired by the city's long embrace of the Art Deco style. In the master bedroom, soothing shades of gray are elevated with bold patterns and unique silhouettes.
In the West Village home of A-list power couple Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch, the master bedroom's custom "balloon" sconces add a touch of whimsy to the space. While the palette remains fairly neutral, lipstick-red pillows and a lacquered accent wall make a statement.
Mixed metal and bold geometrics—a signature Art Deco pairing—come to life in the master bedroom of Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Greenwich Village home.
In a 1950s Miles Redd-designed bachelor pad, the master bedroom relies on strong silhouettes and an eclectic mix of materials. From the metallic-framed velvet headboard and canopy to the vibrant blue lamps, an modern take on traditional Art Deco speaks for itself.
In a Chicago guest bedroom designed by Steven Gambrel, a glamorous and uniform design is inspired by symmetry and metallics—two defining characteristics of traditional Art Deco style.
While the color scheme in this West Village bedroom is fairly minimal, a variety of bold reds pack a punch. Visual interest is also achieved through unique silhouettes, including a cherry-red ceiling sconce and a 1960s striped Italian chair.
While the Art Deco style is often categorized by high-intensity hues, this Hell's Kitchen master bedroom achieves the look with a more cozy range of colors. The custom night stand, sculptural lamps, and metallic-framed vanity, however, tick all of the boxes of Art Deco.
In a glamorous London pied-à-terre, the daughter's bedroom features a cozy palette of pinks, blues, and neutrals—all of which are enlivened with brass-framed furniture and punchy patterns.
An East Village master bedroom proves that more can be more when it comes to pattern play—a cheetah carpet sets the groundwork for dizzying Art Deco stools and a geometric coverlet.
In the Beverly Hills home of a young venture capitalist, a guest room’s custom canopy bed is topped with a lacquered blue ceiling, backed by a green and graphic David Kaihoi for Schumacher wallcovering.
In a glamorous and electric Upper East Side home, the bright and gilded master bedroom features a playful, Art Deco-inspired bedside table by .