Interior Design Trends from the 1910s: Classic Style with a Fresh Take
Welcome back to this exciting blog series where we look at unique interior design trends through the decades.
Today, we'll take a look at the most notable design trends of the 1910s.
A Nod to the 1900s
The earlier part of the decade saw a continuation of many of the trends that were popular in the 1900s. Craftsman-style homes and Art Nouveau were still popular trends; however, there was a new emphasis on bolder color schemes with rich contrasting colors.
Victorian Queen Anne Homes
Towards the middle of the decade, there was a shift towards Victorian Queen Ann homes. These homes were characterized by their ornate exteriors with asymmetrical facades, tall towers, and impressive front porches. The interiors were just as opulent, with heavily detailed woodwork, complex color schemes, and fireplaces that served as a focal point in the room.
Beauty in the Details
One of the most notable characteristics of 1910s interior design was the attention to detail.
Wallpaper became increasingly popular in the 1910s and was often used to create rich and luxurious spaces. Wallpaper designs during this time were very detailed, with deep colors and intricate patterns that added a sense of sophistication to the room.
Beadboard Walls and Accents
Beadboard walls were another popular trend of the 1910s. This type of wall paneling was often used as wainscoting in dining rooms and bathrooms. Beadboard panels added a sense of texture and depth to the room while also providing a clean and classic look that protected the walls from scuffs and scratches.
Cast Iron Clawfoot Tubs
A popular element in 1910s bathrooms was the cast iron clawfoot tub. These tubs were not only functional but also added a touch of luxury to the space. The ornate feet and intricate details of these tubs made them a focal point in the room and a popular choice for those looking to create a luxurious bathroom.
Chandeliers and Lighting
Bold and intricate chandeliers were also a popular choice for 1910s interiors. These chandeliers often featured detailed metalwork, delicate glass pieces, and intricate designs that gave the room a sense of elegance.
Gilded Picture Frames
The gold leaf detailing of these gilded frames added a touch of opulence to the room and helped highlight the important pieces of artwork they contained.
How to Get the 1910's Look
If you're eager to incorporate some of these 1910s trends into your home, there are a few ways to do it.