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See inside the ideal American home of the ’20s

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Invented in 1860, linoleum flooring was already very popular by the early 1920s, when these full-color (thus, very expensive) advertisements ran in four different magazines for women during 1020, 1921 and 1922. But what we really appreciate in these ads are the illustrations of what were considered beautiful modern rooms, inside of the kind of American home that just about anyone would have wanted to have.
Vintage parquet inlaid linoleum in a living room

Vintage parquet inlaid linoleum in a living room


’20s dining room decor

'20s dining room decor


A staircase landing with bedrooms in a vintage 1920s home

A staircase landing with bedrooms in a vintage 1920s home


’20s home decor: Glorifying the attic

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20s home decor: Glorifying the attic


An English dining room with a linoleum floor for a ’20s home

An English dining room with a linoleum floor for a '20s home


A 1920s bedroom for a young girl

A 1920s bedroom for a young girl


Simple bedroom decor from the ’20s

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Simple bedroom decor from the '20s


Vintage sun porch linoleum flooring for a ’20s home

Vintage sun porch linoleum flooring for a '20s home


Vintage sunroom interior decoration from the twenties

Beautiful vintage home decor from the early 1920s (3)


A child’s nursery decor from a ’20s home

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Armstrong linoleum rugs for the kitchen

Armstrong linoleum rugs for the kitchen


Cheerful, inviting living room decor from the ’20s

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Cheerful, inviting living room decor from the '20s


Vintage bedroom decor from a ’20s home

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