Custom blinds are well-suited to the geometric style of Art Deco

Apr 11 2011

The Art Deco style can complement contemporary furnishings.
The Art Deco style can complement contemporary furnishings.
A decorating style that began in the 1920s is well-suited to today's homes, because it includes many of the sought-after materials that homeowners want most for a streamlined decor.

Art Deco is characterized by sleek finishes that include inlaid woods and beautiful veneers, lacquered furnishings and stainless steel. The design elements of the style are zigzig and step patterns, sweeping curves and sunburst shapes.

"Art Deco style was modern for its time and many elements of the style carry over to design elements of later eras," states "Most color schemes include black…accents are of chrome and gold. Pale blue or dove grey provides a softening effect."

The style originated in the Flapper Era and influenced both architecture and interior design. Two New York City landmarks – the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building – are well-known examples of Art Deco architecture.

Lighting fixtures often included both curves and geometic shapes in ceiling lights, floor lamps and wall sconces. Bronze, wrought iron and chrome were popular, offset by shades in white, frosted and colored glass.

Custom blinds are a good choice for an Art Deco room to provide a geometric touch to the window treatment. Customizing also allows homeowners to choose finishes and colors to match their choice of decorating schemes.
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