and Fabrics for homes from 1920 to 1930
For homes of the Twenties, including Federal
Interior design of the 1920's was characterised
by two main influences. The first was the 150th anniversary of
the Declaration of Independence in 1926, which set a fashion of
Federal and Georgian revival furniture, decoration and architecture,
which even extended north into Canada, popularised by American
magazines of the period.
The second influence was a generally lighter, brighter palette
of colours, which were suitable for an era of peace, prosperity,
and labour saving technology.
Wallpaper designs drew from both these influences. There were
more formal historic designs as well as bright florals and light
patterns, which would co-ordinate with the white trim found
in bedrooms and the clean, sanitary, white-enamelled kitchens
which gained in popularity in this decade.
Click on the MENU at right to see the designs.For Federal-Revival homes, of the 1920's, be sure to see the
Georgian-Federal (1740-1840 Section) Section of wallpapers, which
are also suitable
for Revival-style homes.