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.

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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


Wallpaper

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.

Accent Walls:

Add a bold focal point to your room with a unique wallpaper or rich paint color.


Gallery Wall:

Add some gilded picture frames to your gallery wall to add a touch of luxury.


Bathroom:

If you've got the space, add a cast iron clawfoot tub to your bathroom for some serious 1910's wow-factor.


Stay Tuned!

The 1910s was a decade defined by its attention to detail and luxurious style. These trends are still popular today and provide a great way to add a touch of classic elegance to your home.


For the next part of this series, I'll dive into the design trends of the roaring 20s. Stay tuned!


 

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