Get the look: Downton Abbey art deco

Downton Abbey has gripped the nation and we just can’t get enough of the show’s roaring 20s’ style, either.

Get that glittering art deco look at home with metallic tones, embellished detail, bold colour contrasts and geometric patterns.

Add a hint of luxury to your living space with our style tips inspired by the golden 20s:

Bold colour statements

Create a striking but simple colour contrast using black and gold for a dramatic, bold look. Use accessories such as cushions, picture frames, vases and candle holders.

High gloss

Highly polished woodwork with a lacquered, mirror-like finish will give your home a glamorous edge with theatrical flair.


Add an instant hint of art deco style to a room with glitzy metallic tones. A clutch of picture frames in geometric shapes and shimmering shades is a great way to get the look.

Luxurious textiles

Make your bed the focal point of a 1920s makeover with a lavish black bedspread with gold embroidered detail. Pile it high with embellished cushions for a sumptuous, luxury feel.

Deco designs

Stamp some Great Gatsby style all over your coffee break with a set of art deco-inspired espresso cups. Edged with gold geometric designs that echo the patterns featured on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s newly re-released book covers, this set conjures up the golden 20s with every sip.

Tip of the week:

For a quick burst of 1920s style, fill a room with small art-deco-inspired items like picture frames, vases and trinket boxes.

Three key pieces

Home Collection Gold Rush Espresso SetBlack & gold wash frameBlack & Gold Embroidered Bedspread

Home Collection Gold Rush Espresso Set, £15; Black & Gold Wash Frame, £9Black & Gold Embroidered Bedspread, £35