One-hundred years later and the fashion and style of the 1920s is still very much appreciated and talked about. Recent films such as ‘The Great Gatsby’ has glamourized the era of the twenties and it has encouraged millennials to follow the fashion and aspire to live the high life as portrayed in pop culture. This blog post will show you how to shop for the 1920s in the 2020s and how normal objects can be adapted to look more vintage.
Using 1920s themed wallpaper is a great way of making a bold statement of creating a 1920s effect in your room. Art deco styled wallpaper is the modern version of 1920s inspired wallpaper. Art deco wall paper consists of geometric shapes and metallic colouring (particularly gold), however, if you are already satisfied with pre-existing paint which is on your wall, metallic painted shapes can be painted onto your wall.
In order to have a 1920s themed room, you do not necessarily need to focus on the style of sofas which were specifically used in that decade. Instead, vintage looking sofas are close enough because the 1920s style consists of beautiful, grand and timeless classics. In particular, the Chesterfield sofa company in Lancashire offers a wide range of beautiful vintage styled sofas and it is a good place to look if you are in need of elegant furniture.
Use dark wood furniture
Dark wood was commonly used in the 1920s, if you are redesigning your dining room, a dark wood dining table would be highly effective for creating this style within your room. Furthermore, if you are dreaming of having a 1920s style bedroom, a dark wood four post bed and a dark wood walldrobe will help to give a 1920s vibe. If you already have wooden furniture, but it is light wood, you can stain the wood to make it look darker.
Big feathered stand-alone lamps were popular in affluent households and luckily, they are also a big trend in one hundred years later, meaning they are easily accessible to buy in present day. Bronze and gold coloured stemmed lights wall lights were also popular in the 1920s. The use of metallic colours adds an expensive feel to products and if you are looking to design a high end looking vintage styled room, then the use of metallic colours will help to give that desired effect. Equally, a grand chandelier will help to give a room a regal vintage look.
Flapper girls are a symbol of the 1920s culture, therefore, an easy way of incorporating an art deco theme into your room is to add paintings of flapper girls. Paintings of flapper girls will also add a girly edge to your room, if that is what you desire. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more masculine style to your room, the BBC’s hit series ‘Peaky Blinders’ will be an ideal topic for purchasing masculine styled paintings.
Vintage style mirrors are usually blurred and perfectly imperfect. Although a blurred mirror may be impractical, as it will be harder to see your own reflection compared to an un-blurred one. However, if you are just wanting the mirror to add a vintage Art deco touch to your room, then a blurred mirror is a sufficient piece of decoration. Furthermore, if you really are opposed to purchasing a blurred mirror, then simple round edged mirrors with metallic edging gives a just as good 1920s styled effect.
Draped curtains were a popular style of curtains within the 1920s era. However, their version of grand draped curtains is highly expensive, and you will most likely need to get them custom made if you desire the exact styled curtains of that decade. Luckily, there are modernised versions of those curtains available. Those curtains are usually velvet effect and have geometric prints, with metallic colouring. Interestingly, velvet curtains are also very popular in 2020, so they are easy to find and I’m sure there are some very reasonably priced versions of these curtains readily available.
If your desired theme is a upper class 1920s style of room, then it is a good idea to purchase random glitzy and grand accessories to scatter around your room. Feathers, beads and mirrored trinkets will help to add a classy vintage effect to your room. However, if glitz and glam isn’t your style and you would still like to incorporate a vintage theme within your room, floral accessories work just as well.