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1920’s Interior Design

Welcome to Decor Through the Decades, 1920's style! We'll be looking at stylish interior design styles, tell you what was popular throughout the 20's and how you can recreate the look in your home.

The History of 1920's Design

After the hardships of war, the roaring 20's were all about glamour and fun. With lavish parties and cocktail events taking place in people's homes, interior design became key, with early Hollywood art deco and modernism influencing interior design and style.

1920's Housing Style

In the 1920's, the two styles of the 20's were Art Deco and Modernism. The aim was to create light and airy spaces in the home, using white and cream colours to decorate.

Home interior design also featured monochrome colour schemes such as black and silver, mixed with geometric patterns. Walls were left bare concrete or painted white, with mouldings and plasterwork hidden or removed.

Furniture was kept to a minimum and designs featured were streamlined, but glamourous. Smoking paraphernalia and cocktail cabinets became highly fashionable thanks to influences from early Hollywood, and soon made their way into working- and middle-class homes.

Rather than filling the room with accessories as people had for decades, the focus was on a few, grand focal points. Sculptures, art and ornate mirrors were popular, with gold, glass and chrome the favourite materials.

1920's Flooring

Flooring was grand in 1920's décor. Parquet flooring was common, as was black and white tiling - a look which nowadays, can be replicated with far superior materials such as LVT. Below is a link to our Pinterest board for 1920s design, check out the images to springboard your creativity!

1920's Patterns

1920's flooring patterns including herringbone and chevron were popular with more upper class and wealthier residents. Whereas other families would opt for parquet flooring in their home, for a simpler look. These patterns made smaller spaces in the home look larger, creating an illusion.

1920's Colours

From the early 1920's, black and white was a simple colour which brought character to all building interior design. Opt for an oak smokey brown herringbone flooring and match with a soft teal blue tiling in your kitchen or bathroom.

Recreate a 1920's Style in Your Home

Why not create a 1920's theme throughout your home using flooring? From black and white herringbone design to a classic wooden flooring. Flooring has the ability to uplift and revamp your bedroom, kitchen and living space.

Envision a 1920's theme in your home with our Room Visualiser

View more of our décor through the decades including the 1940's décor and 1960's décor

Check out our inspiration centre to see a collection of moodboards, before and after images and Our Floors, Your Style to see how our customers have styled our floors in their own homes.