Everybody loves patterns in some form or another. Cavemen used to embellish their walls with symbols and throughout history pattern has been used in architecture and interiors in a variety of decorative forms. The ancient Greeks are renowned for their key pattern and Moroccans for their Zellige mosaic tilework. Geometric patterns are ingrained in Islamic art, and mystics and theologians have obsessed about geometry as a focus for contemplation.
Geometric pattern has a rich history, so it’s really no wonder we love to incorporate it into our interiors. There is something extremely satisfying about gazing at the perfect construction of geometric designs, whether they be simple or complex.
In the home, geometric patterns make a powerful statement and have been seen to a greater or lesser degree in interior design across the eras. The 1970s is particularly famous for its out-there groovy geometric patterns and retro designs. Geometric patterns are both striking and versatile, so it’s not hard to see why it’s a timeless trend in interiors.
If you feel ready to embrace some bold shapes into your interiors, here’s how.
Whether you go all out and decorate a whole room with geometric print, create a subtle splash on a chimney breast, in an alcove or go bold along a single wall, geometric patterned wallpaper can turn an average looking room into a real showstopper.
This gorgeous wallpaper and sharp-edged chair make a brilliant design statement. It’s not for the fainthearted or the ditsy, but perfect for those who love a bold pattern and know where they are going with interior design.
There are so many wallpaper choices and different geometric designs to choose from, you really can create anything from OTT maximalist walls to more subtle and cool design schemes. Kelly Hoppen’s Geo Black and White Wallpaper works well in cool Scandi-style homes.
Furniture with bold angular shapes is bang on trend. Iconic Bauhaus furniture is renowned for its simple geometric composition. Coffee tables and side tables are a relatively inexpensive way to bring geometric form into the home. This table by Swoon Editions is a perfect example of simplicity with a cool geometric edge.
You really don’t need much of the geometric trend to make a statement in your interior. A rug with a geometric pattern can totally transform a living space. Go bold and bright or pick a textural design which pays homage to geometric design, but creates a more subtle look.
Bazaar Velvet have some glorious over-sized geometric pattern designs which can be handmade to order. This one is on trend in both color and design.
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If you really want inspiration on how to use geometric design in your interior check out the world of geometric abstract art. Here are 10 artists who explore Geometric Abstraction. If a whole wall of geometric wallpaper feels a tad too much, a piece of geometric abstract art is enough to create a stunning feature.
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Geometric shaped lighting has been on the interiors’ scene for a while now, and it’s not hard to see why it remains popular – it looks absolutely fabulous. This contemporary geometric chandelier light by 1stdibs is an awesome example.
Curtains sometimes don’t get the attention they deserve when it comes to creating a fabulous interior design. However, curtains can play a major role in creating a distinctive look. Don’t be afraid of pattern or color when it comes to choosing a fabric for your curtains. Curtains are a great way to add character to any room.
Soft Furnishings and accessories
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Geometric patterns are becoming increasingly popular in interiors, especially in soft furnishings. Scatter cushions, plant pots, lamp shades, vases, bath towels, welcome mats, throws and many more accessories around the home can bring some geometric styling without a big redecorating commitment.
For more inspiration check out some great examples of interiors incorporating geometric patterns by Lux Pad.