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Kick off 2016 in luxury with the trend for decadence. Of all the interior design styles, Art Deco-inspired opulence will fill your home with unashamed glamour and luxury. This look is all about more, more, more…


Don’t let the January blues get you down, keep the sparkle and richness of Christmas going through to the New Year with the trend for dramatic decadence. Reminiscent of the Twenties, and with a hint of the Thirties, the decadence trend is all about adding a luxurious look to your home. Think full on glamour with precious-stone colours, gold and peacock blues, soft sensual fabrics and opulent Art Deco interiors. More than just about glamour, this trend is about making a statement, with a nod to the Twenties but also working in references from contemporary style, to create a look that’s both bold and surprisingly versatile.

From catwalk to couch, this decadence trend first began on the fashion runway shows before entering our homes. It was the teal hue of Biscay Blue that made a huge splash on the fashion shows of Autumn/Winter 2015; the shade brings to mind tropical waters, untapped oceans and utter elegance. Designers Elie Saab, Hermes, Michael Kors and Temperley London to name a few all used this shade in their collections. Golden glamour is also set to be big in 2016 with designers Karen Walker, Diane von Furstenberg and Alice and Olivia all using shiny gold fabrics in their Spring/Summer 2016 collections.

Dunlem Gold Gatsby Bedspread: £49.99 to £69.99

gold gatsby bedspread dunelm

So with this in mind, how do we bring this trend into our homes? Luxury is all about comfort, so this decadence look would be right at home in living rooms and bedrooms, it could however also translate into a formal dining area if you are one for entertaining. The key elements to remember with this trend are to opt for pieces with smooth curves and lines that ooze sophistication. As well as using luxe materials such as marble, high-shine metals, mirror and polished wood. Opulent fabrics should also be present; crushed velvet along with brocades, jacquards and damasks are all making a comeback, and work perfectly for creating a decadent mood.

Oliver Bonas decorative gold bowls: £20

art decor interiors oliver bonas gold bowls

Here are some of my picks from the high street to get you inspired; for full investment into this trend there is the ‘Velvet Orianna Sofa’ from Anthropologie, in a sumptuous purple velvet, perfect to bring decadence to a living room. Add to this John Lewis’ ‘Voyage Como Velvet Cushion’ in aubergine and azure for full decadent luxury. Alternatively bring golden glamour and Thirties-style fan prints to your bedroom with this ‘Gold Gatsby Bedspread’ from Dunelm. Partner this with matching statement bedside lamps such as these from Houseology, ‘Heathfield & Co Avelin Gold Table Lamp’ (left & right). Or add Art Deco drama to your dining room, and be the hostess with the mostest with a gold drinks trolley, like this one from Oliver Bonas ‘Luxe Drinks Trolley’.

Otherwise for a lesser touch of this trend begin with accessories such as Laura Ashley’s gold pineapple candleholder, a perfect centrepiece for a fabulous table setting. Oliver Bonas also has this ‘Small Gold Pleated Metallic Vase’; this would be striking against deep jewel colours, as well as their octagonal glass trinket box. Finally you can add some bling to your ring with John Lewis’ classic telephone in a high-shine gold finish.

Gold telephone, John Lewis: £70

art deco interiors wild and wild telephone

So there you have it, bring an ultra-luxe look and feel to your home this New Year with the decadence trend. It may be the time of year to cut back on indulgent food, but it’s time to take pleasure in some indulgence and luxury in your home. Enjoy!

Feature Image: Art deco interiors from Marks & Spencer

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