Sometimes, when people decide they want to get serious about decorating their homes, the choose a particular artistic style or period to use as a model. Styles come and go as the years pass, but there is one particular style that gained prominence during the first half of the twentieth century which has stood up well to the test of time. In the twentieth century, art deco took the artistic world by storm during the latter half of the roaring twenties through the 1930s. Although there was a brief period when it lost its popularity, art deco interior design is back in favor with people today.
Volumes have been written about this movement and its effect on popular culture. Examples of the style can be found everywhere from train station architecture to advertising. People decorate in the style by using posters, paintings and prints representative of the period. This is a style of luxury and opulence. Clean geometric lines, bright chrome and offbeat materials that were sometimes quite expensive to work with, made it stand out in contrast to the styles that had come before it. The early examples of this style featured black and white zebra stripe styles, but this later evolved to include more colors.