Art Deco Wallpaper – Inspired By 1920’s Glamour And “The Great Gatsby”

Art Deco wallpaper - The Great GatsbyArt deco wallpaper has become popular of late due to the release of the film “The Great Gatsby”.

Art deco style originated in Paris around 1925 after a successful exhibition called “Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes“. It was post World War 1, a time when people wanted to forget war time austerity and move into a new modern era of prosperity, glamour, fashion and parties.

Art Deco is a unique style that is recognised by it’s geometric designs and metallic colours. Materials such as stainless steel, mirrors, chrome and glass were used to produce a sleek and glamorous industrial style look.

The roaring 20’s was no doubt a time of glamour and excitement. Hollywood was the 1920’s playground of the rich and famous as recreated by Baz Luhrmann’s latest “Great Gatsby” film. The architecture and decor of that time personified opulence. There was no room for clutter or fuss. It was all about streamlined finishes, clean lines, mirrored furniture, crystal lighting and silky fabrics.

Just a few well placed pieces can create this look but it’s the use of art deco wallpaper that will recreate the “art deco” period look the best.

We discovered that the set designer behind the film “The Great Gatsby” has released her own collection of beautiful Art Deco inspired wallpapers.

The talented set designer behind the film is designing Jazz-Age 1920’s inspired fabrics & wallpaper for Mokum called Metropolis.  The line includes Art Deco motifs with metallic inks and foiled wallpapers, graphic velvet fabric and geometric trims.

Catherine Martin Collection For Mokum

Below are some other great art deco wallcoverings to inspire you.

Tapet-Cafe Wallpaper – Deco fan

Deco Fan features a sophisticated geometric fan motif that is pure Art Deco style, designed using geometrical patterns that were typical from the Art Deco movement. The overall fan design is softened by using ink on watercolour paper and using soft grey and white.

This wallcovering is designed by Helene Blanche and is the latest design in The Private Collection from Danish company, Tapet-Cafe.

Deco Fan was chosen by Elle Decoration Norway, Norway’s leading interior design magazine as the best wallpaper design for 2013. A true statement from the Art Deco era.

Tapet Cafe Wallpaper - Deco-Fan

Tapet-Cafe Wallpaper - Deco Fan Design

 Tapet Cafe deco Fan design


Erica Wakerley Wallpaper – Minispira

This wallpaper is a refreshing and unusual minispiral design with an Art Deco feel set in an all over striped background. Shown below in grey and metallic silver, also available in brown and gold, grey and white, white and silver.

Erica Wakerly specialises in designing and producing wallpapers and interior textiles, which are modern and visually pleasing. Distinct but not overpowering her designs are innovative using unconventional motifs and graphic lines. Many of her designs feature geometrics which makes this Minispiral pattern a perfect paper in keeping with the Art Deco style.

Erica Wakerley Wallpaper - Minispiral


 Nono Wallpaper – Deco Fabulous

A really stylish all over geometric design in luscious black flock fans on a metallic turquoise background. Also available in a black background with tiny gold dots, a duck egg background with tiny white dots and a  luscious white flock fans on a metallic snow queen background.

Nono Wallpaper - Deco Fabulous

Nono Wallpaper - Deco Fabulous Design


Anaglypta Wallpaper – Deco Paradiso

Anaglypta wallpaper is a great choice for any design as it can be painted to the colour of your choice. This Deco Paradiso design is an all over plain wallcovering with a textured geometric diamond design.
We love it’s sharpe fan like angular style, a strong design that encapsulates a time when Art Deco graced almost every aspect of design, from toasters to skyscrapers.

The beauty of this wallpaper is that it can be used to create the Art Deco style so easily just by using it in it’s natural state of white or by painting it any colour to match your decor.

This stunning and versatile paper is available from WallpaperDirect

Anaglypta Wallpaper - Deco Paradiso

 Anaglypta Wallpaper - Deco Paradiso Painted


Nono Wallpaper – Deco Fabulous – Fifi

A fun flirty design depicting the cheeky fashions of the 1920’s. Lots of silver glitter detail that gives this wallcovering a beautiful feel.

Nono Wallpaper - Fifi

Nono Wallpaper - Fifi Closeup Showing Glitter


Art Decor Designs – Art Deco Collection – Jazz Age 03P

This  Art Deco jazz inspired motif is a fun and lively design featuring piano keys, top hat and jazz dancers – a touch of the Busby Berkeley’s.  A digitally printed wallcovering available in three different colour variations – black on pale pink, black on blue/green or black on pale lemon.

Art Decor Wallpaper - Jazz AgeThe Jazz Art deco Collection is available from WallpaperDirect


Albany Wallpaper – Palladium Flock

For the ultimate in Art Deco decadence you can’t go past this rich velvet touch flock on a lustre background. Featuring a symmetrical trellis effect shown below in deep purple on pink, also available in deep burgundy red on cream, rich black on charcoal grey and honey beige on cream.

Albany Wallpaper - Palladium FlockAvailable to buy from WallpaperDirect



We Recommend Professional Hanging For Your Art Deco Wallpaper

We hang wallpaper professionally in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. During our many years of experience we have seen a few people attempt to hang wallpaper themselves. If you are completely confident and the pattern is fairly straight forward such as stripes you might be successful. However for any really fussy patterns such as most of the above art deco designs that consist of intricate details, those will require perfect matching.

Don’t risk hanging beautiful art deco wallpaper only to be disappointed with the end results unless you are completely confident.

If you live in the area of the Gold Coast or Brisbane and require a quote for your wallpaper job then please do call us on 0410 622 541 or we can be contacted here.

We also invite you to browse through our blog to see the many wallpaper designs available and how they are being used in today’s modern interiors.


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