7 Art Deco bedroom ideas for a luxurious and cozy space

Interior designers share their favorite Art Deco bedroom designs for a cozy-meets-glamorous scheme

Art Deco bedroom ideas
(Image credit: GreyHunt Interiors & Sarah Shields Photo/Zulufish/Laura Fox Interior Design & Stacy Zarin Goldberg)

Designing an Art Deco bedroom requires a balance of the elegance and glamor the design style is renowned for, and introducing cozy elements that are core to any bedroom scheme. 

A bedroom should feel relaxing and inviting, and many of the design elements of Art Deco cater to this perfectly. From the jewel-toned color palette that celebrates rich, luxurious shades to the cozy velvet upholstery and Art Deco decor, there are a number of cues that can be taken from the style and infused into interiors.

Whether you're working with a blank canvas or a space that needs to balance more than one interior design style, these Art Deco bedroom ideas are sure to add a refreshing sense of luxury feel to your scheme.

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Art Deco style doesn't mean covering your bedroom in gold and adding mirrored furniture in every corner. The right fabrics, colors and decorative elements can take your bedroom from dreary to decedent in no time. Here, interior designers share their ideas on creating a stylish Art Deco bedroom.

1. Create a feature wall

Art Deco bedroom with a curved headboard uphokstered in white fabric and wooden slatted wall paneling

(Image credit: Maestri Studio)

A blend of design elements comes into play in an Art Deco bedroom. It's important to keep an err of opulence to the room, but a bedroom also needs to feel cozy and warm, so choose an upholstered headboard with a curved profile. 'Curves in bed shape design are big right now, and an easy way to kick off art deco style in a bedroom,' says Eddie Maestri, principal architect and creative director at Maestri Studio.   

As well as the cozy elements, adding warmth and interest to the walls will add an aesthetic detail, while also contributing to a cocooning feel around the bed. 'Add a bedroom accent wall to bring in some architectural texture and interest, simple streamlined bedding, and some sculptural lighting elements. Our Hill House primary bedroom is a good example,' adds Eddie.

2. Add a geometric headboard and mirrored nightstands

Art Deco bedroom with a geometric upholstered headboard and mirrored bedside tables

(Image credit: Juliettes Interiors)

Geometric designs are core to Art Deco design, and a statement headboard is an eye-catching way to introduce it. 'Transform a bedroom with Art Deco flair by selecting a statement headboard with geometric patterns or luxe velvet upholstery,' recommends Juliette Thomas, director at Juliettes Interiors.

In this scheme, the headboard is complimented by other luxurious furniture and decor items, adding a sense of decadence to the scheme. 'Introduce mirrored nightstands and glamorous lighting fixtures for a touch of elegance. Incorporate rich textiles like silk or satin for bedding and curtains, and adorn with metallic accents and bold, symmetrical artwork,' adds Juliette.

3. Add Art Deco light fixtures

Art Deco bedroom with luxurious wall sconces and red accents

(Image credit: Zulufish)

Bedroom lighting plays a big part in any scheme. To lean into Art Deco style, introduce fixtures that feel vintage, glamorous, or with geometric forms to embrace the designs of the era.

'One way we like to introduce Art Deco style into a bedroom scheme is by the addition of light fixtures reminiscent of Art Deco style,' says Jessica Lagrange, of Jessica Lagrange Interiors. 'We like to blend this style with the addition of contemporary forms and elements that mix well Art Deco style features. We highlight this blend by the mix of new and contemporary with vintage pieces,' she adds.

'We suggest choosing lighting fixtures that make a statement, such as chandeliers or wall sconces with Art Deco-inspired motifs like geometric shapes, polished metals and frosted glass shades,' suggests Guillaume Coutheillas, founder and creative director of frenchCALIFORNIA.

4. Decorate with luxurious fabrics

Art Deco bedroom with a curved blue velvet headboard

(Image credit: Knight Frank Interiors)

Fabrics play a big role in a bedroom scheme. Cottons and linens feel light and airy, ideal for coastal or California casual scheme. In Art Deco bedrooms, it's about adding a sense of luxury and comfort, so embrace velvets in rich, moody hues.

'For an Art Deco bedroom, you want a timeless, sophisticated design for rest and relaxation. Like many bedrooms, your bed can be the feature of the room with a geometric headboard. This can be upholstered in a luxurious, emerald or navy velvet,' says Saffron Harper-Ward, interior designer at Knight Frank Interiors.

'Look for bedside tables with ornate details like mirrored surfaces and intricate patterns and add statement lighting fixtures, such as a sculptural chandelier or geometric bedside lamps for a touch of glamour and warmth. For smaller Art Deco touches, you can add decorative items like clocks, vases or sculptures that echo the art deco emphasis on modernity and elegance,' she adds.

5. Don't be afraid to mix interior design styles

Art Deco bedroom with a fluted headboard and black accents

(Image credit: GreyHunt Interiors/Sarah Shields Photo)

In today's home, an Art Deco bedroom scheme looks best when paired with elements of other interior design styles. In this bedroom design, elements of Art Deco style have been introduced, such as the padded headboard, gold hardware and velvet upholstery.

'For the bedroom, we genuinely combined our clients' styles,' says Sallie Lord of GreyHunt Interiors. 'We focused on adding pieces that would create a modern Art Deco feel, like the mixed-material nightstands with curved edges and a media cabinet with curved oval designs with crystal knots to bring in glamour,' she adds.

6. Introduce geometric and gold accents

Art Deco bedroom with a gold nightstand

(Image credit: Laura Fox Interior Design/Stacy Zarin Goldberg)

The first things that come to mind when you think of Art Deco design are probably geometric patterns and gold details. These design elements work wonders in a bedroom scheme, as demonstrated in this design by Laura Fox Interior Design.

'This home is a modern take on Art Deco featuring sharp, repeating lines, rich marble, and luxury velvets – opulence for the more modern generation,' explains Laura. 'This project has a gorgeous, Art Deco-inspired bedroom with a geometric embroidered pillow and luxe gold nightstand,' she adds.

7. Decorate with rich, jewel tones

Moody bedroom painted in dark green with hints of yellow and golds

(Image credit: Matthew Williamson/Damian Russell)

Decorating with jewel tones adds a luxurious touch to an Art Deco scheme – bedrooms are the perfect space for adding darker hues as they create a cozier atmosphere. 'For an Art Deco bedroom, choose a color scheme that includes rich, jewel tones such as emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, or deep purple. These colors add a sense of luxury and drama to the bedroom that evoke the Art Deco glamor,' says Guillaume Coutheillas.

Deep reds, moody blues and emerald green tones all lean into the Art Deco aesthetic and add a richness to a scheme. 'Look to statement-making hues, like Wenge AF-180, Amazon Green 2136-60 and Onyx 2133-10, to bring an elegant dose of drama to your bedroom. These enveloping hues make for a cozy but sophisticated sanctuary, perfect for starting and ending your day,' suggests Arianna Barone, color marketing manager at Benjamin Moore. 

Cohesion between coziness and luxury are integral to an Art Deco bedroom scheme. A jewel-toned color palette, luxurious velvet upholstery and statement headboards are key to designing a space that captures the essence of Art Deco style. Opt for subtle gold additions and introduce geometric patterns that aren't overwhelming – a bedroom should be calming and relaxing, so keep this in mind when decorating your space.

Molly Malsom
Content Editor

Molly joined the Homes & Gardens interiors team at the start of 2024 as a content editor. Her undergraduate degree was in Magazine Journalism and Production, which she studied at the University of Gloucestershire. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she worked for two interiors titles across both print and digital channels, writing about a range of topics from room design ideas and decorating trends to the best places to source pre-loved homeware.