How to Decorate Art Deco

How to Decorate Art Deco

In this video, I go over some of my best tips to decorate in the art deco interior design style. I go over some of the history of art deco, how it is different from art nouveau, outline who would really enjoy art deco, who would not, and I give you my tips on how to decorate in the art deco style. With art deco, it’s all about bold color, drama, sharp angles, geometrics, symmetry and luxury materials which I think is just fabulous! Also, listed below are some links to art deco pieces.

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โฑ Timestamps:
00:00 – How to Decorate Art Deco
00:52 – What is Art Deco Interior Design?
03:58 – Who is Art Deco For?
04:27 – Who is Art Deco Not For?
05:06 – Art Deco Tip – Consider Going Bold with Color
07:22 – Art Deco Tip – Strong Lines and Geometrics
09:22 – Art Deco Tip – Focus on Symmetry
12:40 – Art Deco Tip – Use Luxury Materials
14:52 – Where to Shop For Art Deco

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  1. CandyCandy on October 10, 2022 at 4:03 am

    you described me to the T, it is for me!!
    see how awsome you are!!

    Nick, is it me or doesn’t modern century matches very well with art deco?

  2. Woman Roaring on October 10, 2022 at 4:03 am

    i love art deco, especially jewelry. when we finally do our formal living room I want it to have some elements of art deco. i love the sleekness to it. I’m not a neutral color person, it’s boring.

  3. Colleen Brown on October 10, 2022 at 4:04 am

    One of the many reasons I love Angel Strawbridge from "Escape to the Chateau" is how she combines both Art Novue and Art Deco. Of course I hadn’t realized that was what she was doing until I saw our Nick’s tutorial. Great content!

  4. Jim Anders on October 10, 2022 at 4:04 am

    thanks for this video. I love art deco !!

  5. Debra Walker on October 10, 2022 at 4:04 am

    I grew up in Napier, New Zealand. After an earthquake in 1931 they had to rebuild the town. Many buildings where designed around the Art Deco era. Probably why I love many pieces from that time period.

  6. dusky rose on October 10, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Loved the video!

  7. Amallya Savage on October 10, 2022 at 4:05 am

    The 80s had some Art Deco revival that truly makes my skin crawl. It can go cheesy if done wrong. I now feel more comfortable with Art Deco, thanks Nick.

  8. JoAnne Butzerin on October 10, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Gross! What a horrid interpretation of art deco. Weird wallpaper? I don’t get it. This was a weird take on some tacky and strange 1980s art deco designs. Video did not show a single nice looking home interior example. Examples were sad pathetic interpretations of art deco. Not the real thing. Not at all!

  9. Mel do borel on October 10, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for bringing the subject of the continuity or the reasons behind the emergence of an art movement ! And yes, to be consistent in your deco, YOU NEED to know a bit of history… So many people think Art Nouveau (=Modern Style) and Art Deco are the same… Well, nothing could be less true ! There is a lot of Art Nouveau in the Art Deco movement and though it has lasted very little time compared to Art Deco, it had a major influence despite its detractors. Light, color, patterns, space (especially regarding entrances) and liberty were all considerations of Art Nouveau… It was also a time when everything feminine was relevant. But the masculanity of Art Deco won (again) through its symmetrical and geometrical patterns and style, denying the authorship to what Art Nouveau had made possible. Must I add that Art Nouveau emerged in reaction to the industrial era ?! So did Art Deco in reaction to Art Nouveau ! Everything has a purpose ๐Ÿ˜‰ I read somewhere that you can always mix styles that are close in time to achieve a good deco, hence why mixing Art Deco with mid century or industrial are ok. Finally, for the curious ones, have a look at this gorgeous Art Nouveau house :

  10. MARLB BORO on October 10, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Note to self – cancel safari to Africa

  11. Jim Cole on October 10, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Thanks Nick, great job!

  12. joanne kim on October 10, 2022 at 4:13 am

    I love all of your videos! Thank you! I love Art Deco and Parisian Decor. Can you mix the two? I would love to see a video on modern Parisian chic decor please!

  13. Punkis L on October 10, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Can you please talk about how to tastefully use wallpaper in our home? Not like wallpaper in the 80s and 90sโ€ฆ. But I want to see what you suggest to use wallpaper to style a place! I am so inspired by Gwyneth Paltrowโ€™ dinning room but without her price tag! Lol! Thank you and I have been benching all of your videos ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  14. Faith Rada on October 10, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Ever since I was 7 years old my Dream was to live in OZ. I had no idea what Art Deco even was of course but as my parents drove us around Miami Beach.. back in the 50’s.. I kept getting Dejavous.
    I kept asking… What IS That???
    I loved the Empire state building but had no idea why. Now I know. Thank you Wizard of Oz! ๐Ÿฆš๐Ÿ’šโœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿงน๐ŸŸข๐Ÿฆš๐ŸŸฉโ˜˜๏ธ

  15. CandyCandy on October 10, 2022 at 4:14 am

    as soon as an item gets labelled art deco the price๐Ÿš€

    me loving art deco๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡
    my bank account looking at me ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿคฏ

  16. S S on October 10, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Please do the same for art nouveau! So tired of online sellers confusing the two!

  17. TiffanyD. on October 10, 2022 at 4:17 am

    What type of decor can art deco blend with?

  18. Therese on October 10, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Can you do a series on mixing drastically different styles? My husband is all about mid-century modern and minimalism and I’m all about bohemian and rustic.

  19. Daniel Arosemena on October 10, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Hey Nick! do you have an email in which I can send you some business info?

  20. Sky Allen on October 10, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I never knew about this design style and I actually love it? So fun and colorful! Thank you for these deep dives, they are so helpful!

  21. GoneFishing on October 10, 2022 at 4:24 am

    A new building that has a lavish Art Deco interior is the Smith Center in Las Vegas.

  22. mike Tackabery on October 10, 2022 at 4:25 am

    The cabinet with clock above it behind you are both deco-inspired. It’s one of the things I love about the style: it’s dependent on shape, and not on materials. And the more refined the shape the more it screams deco.

  23. Esther Sillage on October 10, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Art deco must have felt so modern and futuristic back in the day, coming away from the classic and romantic styles of the 19th century.
    Also, I read somewhere this: "Art deco is the aesthetic of dwarves, art nouveau is the aesthetic of elves." ๐Ÿ˜€ (From the LoTR movies, I assume.)

  24. Paula Zemeckis on October 10, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Art Deco was popular in Atlanta in the 90’s. I had a contemporary condo but with art deco furniture pieces. Kudzu in Decatur had great antique selections.

  25. Laura Walters on October 10, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Totally not me, but I think itโ€™s gorgeous.

  26. Brad Ski on October 10, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I am an Art Teacher in Germany and I teach Art Deco as a design subject. I think he explains it quite well. And it is interesting to see these things from a designers point of view.

  27. Laura Walters on October 10, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Art Deco has a lot going on in it. Without symmetry it could get real chaotic real fast.

  28. Heidibee on October 10, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I am a shy, recessive person but l express my dramatic side in my clothing and my decor. I just did my front door in a black and yellow geometric design. I used a door sticker as l don’t have a year to do it by hand. I love it. Seeing this video l realize it is "art deco". My style is absolutely eclectic. As l have but one life to live l want to embrace all styles and have great fun making them work together. *With that said, this the perfect channel.*

  29. usehername on October 10, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Can you do a video on art moderne and art nouveau as well?

  30. aloe on October 10, 2022 at 4:33 am

    An art nouveau video would be amazing!!

  31. Karolyn Knight on October 10, 2022 at 4:35 am

    I love Agatha Christieโ€™s Hercule Poirot and this style always reminds me of those stories. Makes me nostalgic for a time I wasnโ€™t apart of which is weird.

  32. Laurie B.N. on October 10, 2022 at 4:35 am

    A lot of these Art Deco images really remind me of my teenage years in the 80’s, lol. Then we had the color combo of pink and green …and the art of Patrick Nagel, but boy were a lot of the shapes similar!
    So, if anyone out there really likes this style and can’t find stuff that is 100 years old, just look for stuff from the 1980’s and you’re real dang close!p to it!

  33. Marion Becker on October 10, 2022 at 4:38 am

    OMG! Just what I needed to feel excited about our upcoming crazy house purchase of a 1935 built full timber house with a wealth of Art Deco fire places, dark wood everywhere, and even a butler bell in the kitchen in full working order. Think calling for another G&T from any room in the house! But we have no idea of how to decorate in this design period! So this was a big big revelation and sparks my design ideas! Thank you for the permission to go bold with colours (being a hobby artist I love love love colours) but in a tasteful way! So exciting! Please could you make more videos in Art Deco styles for homes of this decade, particularly colour combinations and Art Deco in a more subtle way! You just canโ€™t through out all your furniture and buy everything Art Deco! You just canโ€™t go all out marble just because itโ€™s so glamorous! Is there glamorous, dramatic, bold on a budget? How do you achieve Art Deco without overwhelming the space and visitors? Anyway we absolute love all your videos and your humour makes us often laugh out loud! Thank you and keep doing what you do!

  34. John Behneman on October 10, 2022 at 4:38 am


  35. Marsha Ann on October 10, 2022 at 4:39 am

    THIS WAS A GREAT VIDEO. I’m guessing you’re an interior designer, which is great cuz I need help decorating my home!. SUBSCRIBED. Did you really just say don’t go to Africa to poach an elephant?? LMAOOO.

  36. Justin on October 10, 2022 at 4:39 am

    "How to Decorate Art Deco" *has a mid century couch covered in velvet as the thumbnail* alright this has to be a joke๐Ÿ˜‚

  37. nineteenfortyeight on October 10, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Art deco was not inherently "luxury" a.k.a. bourgeois. Working-class people partook. Wood is the main material of art deco style!

  38. Lori L on October 10, 2022 at 4:41 am

    Oh how I love this vid. I initially watched it just to relish in what I thought was not doable in my home — the dramatic jewel box style room would seem out of place in a 60s trackhouse. HOWEVER this lighter geo wallpaper 8:05? Totally doable. Going down a rabbit hole of South Beach Deco to try those design elements in a lighter palette (sans neon and palm trees, please and ty).

    Here’s praying we don’t slip into Miami Vice 80s accidentally.

  39. Susan Marie on October 10, 2022 at 4:41 am

    Love Art Deco.

  40. A. Lee on October 10, 2022 at 4:43 am

    I want 1950s. NOT midcentury modern that is in oranges and browns. Or hot pink and green. I want classy 1950s.

  41. Christopher Kennedy on October 10, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Hoping for a video like this on Art Nouveau

  42. Dan Rockwell on October 10, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Nothing wrong with using animal skins

  43. WaitHereIveGoneToGetHelp ! on October 10, 2022 at 4:48 am

    currently redecorating my hallway in an art deco style, to contrast with the Victoriana eclectic style of the living room. it’ll be all black wood, deep blue and gold. I have lots of picture ideas already lined up including 20’s film star portraits, movie posters and art (the pictures you showed I downloaded a few weeks back, funnily enough), but what I’m struggling with is sourcing some nice dramatic wall sculptures. The biggest issue is the amount of sellers who don’t know what art deco even means! if you search for art deco, 90% of the results are art nouveau, then another 5% are, well, anything else.

  44. Hรฉlรจne Chatelois on October 10, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Perfectly clear, now i know the difference between art nouveau and art deco thank you

  45. Myma Smith on October 10, 2022 at 4:49 am

    When I think Art Deco, the room itself and all the fixtures around the room really matter moreso than other design styles. It would be hard to pull off art deco with a regular window with its regular window molding in the typical American house. The switch plates, the outlet plates, all those little touches will matter more.

  46. nevine antonios on October 10, 2022 at 4:51 am

    Your video is great. I liked your detailed presentation about the era of Art Deco and the travel factor. It inspired me in my art deco architecture apartment in the Middle East and I am going to add some exotic bold color chairs. Thanks Nick

  47. Greylin91 on October 10, 2022 at 4:54 am

    Great video Nick. How do I incorporate a modern television into an art deco living room? I am worried it will stick out like a sore thumb. Thanks.

  48. Raquel O'Halloran on October 10, 2022 at 4:55 am

    If you love Art Deco, watch the British television series Poirot with David Suchet. It is absolutely faithful to Art Deco in every detail.

  49. Sara on October 10, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Thank you for an inspiring and educational video! ๐Ÿ‘

  50. Jazid Contreras on October 10, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Please make a video explaining industrial style ๐Ÿ™

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