Interior design inspirations ~ 1920s a decade of decadence

With my bathroom makeover in progress, I’ve started researching interior design looks from decades past. It’s interesting how just a few inexpensive details can really change the look of your home and I wanted to share some images of 20s-style bathrooms with you for a little design inspiration today.

Thanks to the luxurious styling of last year’s hit film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, black and gold instantly spring to mind when you think of the 1920s. This balance of a deep, dark moody shade with opulent gold accents has a lot to offer your home, but it’s particularly suited to bathrooms. Think decadent gold fixtures, fittings and accessories – from taps and lighting to mirror frames and towel embroidery – all set against ebony walls.

Don’t feel restricted to black if you have a smaller-sized room, however: as you can see above a white, high-shine floor tiles add a certain lightness to the room without detracting from the twenties-inspired drama. Get the look with hammered pearl, brown and gold mixed mosaic tiles (above) ‘Oriente’ gold floor tiles, and ‘Onix black’ floor tiles with anti-slip.

I’m still in the process of choosing the finish for my bathroom and although the dark shades might detract from my photowall, I’ve been inspired to use lots of reflective surfaces and I love the idea of monogrammed towels! I’ll be reporting back on the progress of my bathroom project soon, so watch this space!

 

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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