If you’re a fan of the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s, then incorporating characteristics that define the era into your bathroom will most certainly guarantee a glamorous and sophisticated design.
Go bold, go monochrome
Art Deco celebrates the bold, from strong geometric shapes and angles to the love of monochrome. Stick to black and white fixtures and fittings and you can’t go wrong. Introduce geometric patterns such as chevrons and zigzags via wallpaper suitable for bathrooms or in your flooring. Or keep it subtle with a hint of a geometric pattern or metallic mosaic tiling around sinks, baths and showers. Team with a bold solid wall colour or a gentle green to evoke the period.
Angular, curved or stepped?
Strong angular shapes, curves and stepped designs were popular in this era. Contemporary versions of Art Deco style fixtures and fittings incorporate these elements to bring you a period feel with modern-day luxury. From wall mounted toilets with soft closing lids to elegant pedestal sinks, today’s bathroom ranges bring a contemporary twist to Art Deco styling.
Chrome featured heavily in the Art Deco period and brings undeniable sophistication to the bathroom. From chrome washstands, taps and towel rails, to door handles and hooks, your Art Deco bathroom makeover would not be complete without the inclusion of this key material.
Make sure the star of the bathroom is an Art Deco style freestanding bath with beautiful chrome ball and claw feet. A black and white double ended version provides great curve appeal, ticks the monochrome box and allows for comfortable bathing. The exteriors of these baths are often paintable, so you can always paint in accordance with your bathroom scheme or the era you’re trying to evoke. Stick with white, black or soft green for an Art Deco feel or throw caution to the wind and change it up with the colour of your choice.
Space and budget allowing, opt for two sinks with bevelled or angular mirrors above to bring pleasing symmetry to your design.
Choose angular or rectangular chrome taps or a mix of black and chrome to accentuate the Art Deco feel.
Don’t forget to accessorise
To complete the Art Deco look, make sure your bathroom has a combination of chrome and frosted glass accessories. Whether it’s a soap dispenser or dish, a toothbrush holder or toilet brush holder, the use of chrome and frosted glass will make these necessary additions look amazing and completely at home in your Art Deco style bathroom.
For tips on how to embrace existing period features in your bathroom, see our Integrating period features blog. And for design tips on Victorian styling, see our Creating a Victorian Style bathroom blog.
And finally, head to our website to see our huge range of contemporary and traditional designer bathrooms that will elevate your humble bathroom to a luxurious bathing boudoir.