Homes built in the 1920s and 30s are very popular family homes around the UK. They are well-built properties offering a nice layout including three bedrooms and a couple of entertaining rooms. After the First World War, house building started again and gained momentum until it was quite prolific by 1929.

Art deco design

The homes of this time are often semi detached and were built quite a bit smaller than the previous homes of the Edwardian period. In the early 20s, the homes started off having features that were rounded and influenced by flowers and foliage. But this quickly changed and strong, bold and masculine lines began to emerge in total contrast, and this is the style that we recognise as Art Deco design.

Doors, both internal and external, came with these angular details. The ceilings were finished with Art Deco coving and cornices around the edges. These were large, geometric and strong looking but also simple without fussiness. The coving matched the furniture of the day, and the whole look was large-scale, clean and sharp.

The Art deco interior look

Homes were furnished, in the roaring 20s, using chrome, glass and polished woods. There were also accessories, like lamps, which had a nude as its centre-piece.

As the 1930s came to a close, the depression had taken hold and Art Deco styling became unpopular. Over the following years many of the original features in these houses were removed, including fireplaces, skirting boards and windows.

Art deco restoration

Nowadays, we see the value in restoring a home’s original characteristics. If you are putting restoring Art Deco features including coving, cornices and plaster features, then Aagaard Hanley have some options for you to choose from that’ll be perfect. Aagaard Hanley design, make and install fibrous plaster fixtures, as well as CRG moulding and lighting products - all the things needed to finish off your Art deco remodelling perfectly.