Art Deco style first became fashionable between 1920 and 1940, and was portrayed often in Hollywood movies during the 1930s. Art Deco style is a very modern style using geometric shapes and mirrored furniture to emphasise the glamour of Hollywood. The expression of glamour and sophistication of Art Deco is ideal for a bedroom. Dressers, beds, side tables, armoires, etc. were most commonly made out of expensive and rare exotic woods. The most sought after woods were ebony, mahogany, Amboina and violetwood. Other common, but less expensive woods used were ash, oak, maple and redwood. Both, natural wood and wood veneers were heavily lacquered to achieve that glossy, sleek look. For the vanity, Vanity or dressing tables were stylish, glamorous and very popular during the height of Art Deco. They were most often made of wood, however chrome, Lucite, glass, mirror and ivory were also used as they portrayed a lavishly-rich look. Matching stools or perch chairs were just as plush and alluring as the vanity tables.
Bright, bold colors were very popular at this time, however bedrooms were a bit more subtle and muted. A monochromatic palette was definitely preferred. Fashionable color-schemes were beige-neutral, soft-metallic blue and ash-grey. Then, angular, geometric patterns were seen on carpets, area rugs, drapes, bed linens and upholstery in Art Deco style bedroom. Art Deco lamps, mirrors and other bedroom accessories were also incredibly streamlined and resembled geometric silhouettes. The ‘sweeping curve’ was another classic Art Deco geometric design frequently seen in the bedroom. After all, an Art Deco style bedroom is a retreat and a fantasy, straight out of the cinema or a greystone duplex on the Seine.