10 Art Deco Wallpaper Ideas That'll Send You Roaring Back to the '20s

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

If you're after glitz and glamour in your home, there's one design style that you really need to read up on — art deco. A popular movement in the 1920s and '30s, the timeless aesthetic has gone the distance and remains a reference point in architecture, fashion, and, of course, interior design. Trust us: You only need to watch 10 minutes of The Great Gatsby to become ob-sessed.

Characterized by sleek geometric shapes and architecturally inspired lines, the perfect place for a touch of art deco flair is on the wall. Whether you want a statement feature or something more subdued, here are 10 art deco wallpaper designs that will have you roaring straight back to the twenties.

1. Pretty in Pink

A fan pattern is the perfect nod to art deco style. In fact, it's probably the most iconic motif to come from the era. This wallpaper, designed by fashion designer Pearl Lowe, is a gorgeous curation of a small-scale fan pattern in a pale blush pink hue. Something tells us that Daisy Buchanan would approve.

Get the look: Rockett St George Betsy Fan Wallpaper, pricing upon request

2. Graceful Geometry

Give your art deco decor a contemporary update with this blue-hued wallpaper from Hygge & West. The blue shapes are outlined with metallic gold on an off-white background for a sophisticated approach.

Get the look: Hygge & West Slice Wallpaper, $195 per roll

3. A Tonal Touch

Make a unique design statement with this modern take on art deco wallpaper. The classic trellis pattern has been printed on grasscloth for a tonal texture that will add depth to any room. We've never seen boho and art deco meet before, but we are fully on board!

Get the look: Serena & Lily Trellis Wallpaper, $348 per roll

4. Decadent Glam

Get jazzy with your decor by opting for a graphic print that will set tongues wagging. This decadent art deco wallpaper design from Divine Savages will bring all the opulence with its deep, emerald green color palette.

Get the look: Divine Savages Deco Martini Wallpaper, pricing upon request

5. Soft and Simple

You don't have to go crazy to fully embrace the art deco period. Sometimes a more subtle approach will work in your favor. This classic monochrome wallpaper features gently curved interlocking ovals printed in a soft, textured finish.

Get the look: Cole & Son Geometric II Riviera Wallpaper, $140 per double roll

6. Modern Monochrome

Welcome the iconic art deco motifs of sharp angles and graphic lines to your abode with this statement black and white wallpaper. Honestly, it will make the perfect backdrop to a wooden console or velvet couch.

Get the look: Olivia + Poppy Art Nouveau Wallpaper, $277 per roll

7. Curve Appeal

The twenties were famous for wild parties at illicit establishments. Yes, Mr. Gatsby's raves were not far off. This art deco wallpaper featuring a navy and gold curved design will work wonders to create your own at-home speakeasy. Just add a few flappers.

Get the look: Anthropologie Speakeasy Wallpaper, $148 per roll

8. Graphic Lines

Blue and gold shades are a match made in heaven when it comes to deco wallpaper, but you don't have to be too sparkly to get it right. This muted option features a strong graphic pattern with navy lines varying in thickness, but it won't take over the room.

Get the look: The Detroit Wallpaper Co. Uplift Mustang Wallpaper, $95 per roll

9. Architectural Elegance

Choose a larger-than-life pattern to create a statement like no other. In fact, we'll race you to bag this white and pink art deco wallpaper design. Featuring the creative triangle print inspired by the Chrysler Building, here's your chance to celebrate the art deco–style skyscraper in your own home.

Get the look: MuralsWallpaper Pink Art Deco Chrysler Building Pattern Wallpaper Mural in Alen Pink, $4.40 per square foot

10. A Touch of Gold.

Renting your home but still want a slice of the art deco action? Try this navy and gold removable wallpaper for an instant graphic update.

Get the look: Coloritto Removable Peel 'n Stick Wallpaper, $20.40 - $81.60


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

View Work