Largely thanks to Danish design, geometric décor is very in right now. Geometric decorations are a favourite of brainy architects and graphic designers, too.
Incorporating geometric décor into your interiors will give them a cerebral and balanced aesthetic. There are lots of options for doing so, meaning that geometric design can actually be tailored to match a multitude of tastes, and they work in just about every part of the home. You can even enhance the versatility of this look by mixing different shapes and colours, for instance, can completely personalise your geometric decoration scheme.
Need a bit of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Here are seven different ways to add a little geometry to your home.
Now that you’ve tested the waters a bit, if you like the look of geometric décor in your home we encourage you to kick it up a notch! Make a statement with some bold wallpaper.
Combine your favourite geometric patterns with a colour scheme that fits your interior, and voila! Your interior has gone fully geometric. Of course, if the wallpaper is rather intense, you could always limit it to only a wall or two within a given room.
If you’re new to the geometric arena, and aren’t quite so sure how you like it yet, we recommend starting small.
Incorporating a simple framed print or two like this one by Sweet Oxen is a good place to start. This way you can get a better sense of how to mix your existing décor with this visually striking style without doing anything too drastic. In addition to framed geometric prints, adding some small geometric ornaments should work, too.
Another more moderate means of introducing some geometric patterns to your home is by adding a piece of furniture with geometric upholstery. After all, we are pretty big proponents of mixing and matching furniture rather than purchasing in set.
Parking this chair in your living room amidst some other solid colour furniture can really help to break up the monotony. If you’re looking to add geometric décor, another variation is to opt for some geometric textiles instead.
Terrariums are so hot right now. Combine two current styles in one with a geometric terrarium! If you would like to soften the look of the geometric patterns you include in your interiors, this is a wonderful way to do it.
Combining geometry with natural elements like plants and stones can give the geometric design an entirely different feel.
For the DIY lovers among you, an alternative to the geometric wallpaper is to paint a geometric feature wall using designs of your own. With the help of some carefully placed tape and the right painting equipment creating basic geometric lines on the wall should be a cinch.
Of course, if you’d like to achieve a more aesthetically complex geometric image like this one, consulting a muralist or professional painter could be helpful.
You may have first noticed geometric style patterns in the retro, space age designs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. One way to cultivate this look in your home is with the help of some geometric decorations like lampshades, wall ornaments, or sculptures.
Including two or more of such pieces in a given room will enhance this dynamic mod effect, and just a few items like these can go a long way.
If striving to be utterly unique is what inspires you, get your geometric fix with funky bookshelves like these ones. We are sure that they will add a bit of distinction and aesthetic intrigue to just about any room.
By arranging two geometric bookshelves like these ones within the same space, you could also cultivate a thought provoking sense of asymmetry.
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