6 Hollywood Regency Living Room Ideas for When You're Feeling Fancy

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It should come as no surprise that Hollywood Regency style had its beginnings in Tinsel Town itself. Back in the 1930s and '40s, otherwise known as the "Golden Age of Hollywood," the most fashionable stars of the day decorated their homes with the glitziest pieces around.

At its core, Hollywood Regency is really eclectic. With homages to art deco, midcentury, English and French Regency, and even Greek and Egyptian themes, when it all comes together, it simply screams glamour. Think lavish fabrics like velvet, brass finishes, tufted furniture, vibrant color palettes, curved silhouettes, and tons of mirrors. You can look to any space designed by Jonathan Adler for a modern take on the aesthetic.

It's the perfect look for any room in the house where you entertain guests, host cocktail hours, lounge around — being your fabulous self, of course — but we especially love it in the living room. To achieve the Hollywood Regency living room of your dreams, get inspired by these oh-so-swanky spaces.

1. Combine art deco and antique touches.

Like we said, Hollywood Regency style is a mix of art deco modernism and nods to bygone glamour (think Versailles in the 18th century). With that in mind, we suggest weaving together art deco pieces, like a table lamp, with treasures that are worthy of a palace, such as an ornate gold mirror. It's a look that's been perfected in this living room belonging to Jewel of Jeweled Interiors.

Get the look: Erzi Table Lamp in Dark, $415

2. It’s all about the walls.

A Hollywood Regency living room isn't for the faint of heart, and that bravery can extend to your walls. For example, in this space styled by Jenasie of Ms Vicious Design, two gilded mirrors and classic artwork create a gallery wall, punctuated by an amazing velvet sofa and vintage lighting.

Get the look: Horchow Sophia Rectangular Dressing Mirror, $269

3. Play with patterns.

For a Hollywood Regency living room that really turns heads, we recommend weaving in patterns — lots and lots of patterns. We're talking a vintage rug, a leopard-print chair or two, and some Chinoiserie glassware, which Alisa of A Glass of Bovino artfully combined in her home.

Get the look: Williston Forge Diesel Faux Cowhide Off White Area Rug, $114.99

4. Brass is a must.

Brass (or gold, or any finish that's not silver) will be right at home in a Hollywood Regency living room. Imagine that you're inspired by those golden Oscar statuettes as you bring a glimmering coffee table, ceiling light, and fireplace screen into your sitting area. Check out this space by Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles for a little inspiration.

Get the look: RustedLoveCo Vintage Brass Fireplace Screen, $294.99

5. Weave in luxe details.

In a Hollywood Regency living room, there's already a lot of luxury going on, but we think you can take it a step further with a few sumptuous details. For instance, in this bright space dressed up by Paige of The Pink Clutch, she included some champagne and an ice bucket, glasses ready for toasting, and wall art that instantly transports you to a tropical locale.

Get the look: Moon & Lola Block Monogram Finial, $38

6. The colors are anything but shy.

Sure, you can absolutely create a neutral Hollywood Regency living room. But, to fully capture the look and feel, we say go for broke when it comes to color. We're loving the palette in this space designed by Holly of The English Room: Purples, yellows, pinks, and more come together in kaleidoscopic harmony, resulting in a spot-on example of the timeless aesthetic.

Get the look: Arianna Belle Leopard Velvet Throw Pillow Cover, $79 - $189


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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