Most of the shapes in our homes are unexciting and not particularly noticeable – square floor tiles, rectangular kitchen cabinets, round sinks. But those very shapes, when emphasized correctly, can add incredible dimension (pun fully intended) to every home. Geometric patterns and shapes are striking in their simplicity and incredibly versatile; they can be found on virtually every surface of the home.
Because geometrics are often busy despite their simple angles and lines, people are hesitant to use them, fearing clashes and overwhelming rooms. These geometric rooms and fixtures will help you overcome that uncertainty and use those shapes – squares, rectangles, hexagons, triangles, circles, zigzags – with confidence.
If you’re choosing a bold, intricate, or potentially dizzying design, keep the rest of the furnishings and decor clean and simple to make the geometric features stand out:
Go gentle with subtler colors, even tone-on-tone:
Draw attention with freeform geometrics, like a few well-placed shapes on an otherwise solid wall:
You CAN mix patterns, but then keep it to a few parts of the room rather than a feature wall and keep the palette simple:
Add interest with a geometric light fixture, piece of furniture, or other home fitting:
If you’ve fallen in love with a particular pattern, carry it through the room, like the clever chevron that’s the theme of this room: