Lighting can play a key role in creating this summer's Art Deco interior design trends, says

Stunning chandeliers and Tiffany-esque mosaic lamps can help recreate the style that took over the world in the 20s and 30s. It's a look that some interiors expect to be revived following the summer release of Baz Luhrmann's take on 'The Great Gatsby'.   

According to, Art Deco was borne out of a reaction to the modern developments that were cropping up after the First World War. It was more concerned with look than functionality, comprising 'rich colors, zigzags and sharply angled and cubistic forms were commonly presented in high gloss metals, black lacquer, exotic woods, leather and mirrors'.

Although known more for bold, angular shapes, geometric patterns and elegant symmetry, there was also a softness to Art Deco. This encompasses use of 'Miami shades' - dove grey, soft pink, powder blue, combined with subdued lighting.

Metallic pendant lights, in addition to the glass chandeliers and lamps, will help recreate an Art Deco feel - as will the use of mirrors. Floors were typically black, white or grey marble but can be simulated using floor tiles or decent tile-patterned floor coverings. Meanwhile, furniture should be selected on the basis of a streamlined appearance, finished in wood veneer.

Art Deco is going to be popular this year, so collecting pieces now can ensure that interior design fans are both ahead of the game and on trend.