We’re in love with bold prints and in the interior design world geometric patterns are some of the boldest you can get. A design with true staying power, geometrics are an ever-popular choice for the home and they are featured in brand’s new collections year on year. From fabulously contemporary to classically traditional, these patterns traverse the ages and you’re just as likely to find a geometric print inspired by ancient Greek patterns as you are the sharp futuristic lines of the 21st century. So how do you go about styling these diverse prints in the home? Read our top tips on adding geometric patterns to your interior…
Go Big (Sparingly)
We’re all for clashing prints here and there, but going too hard on the geometrics can quickly overwhelm the eye. That’s not to say you shouldn’t go big, just do it sparingly and play with scale for a more styled look. Choose a few key features like bed linen, curtains or a rug/floor mat for a large scale geometric pattern, then layer other smaller scale prints around the room. If the large print has multiple colours in it, keep the smaller geometric prints in single hues, or if the main pattern is in a monochrome colourway, use the accent prints to add some colour.
Don’t Forget the Details
Classic geometrics are bold and beautiful but they don’t have to always be eye-catching, they can be subtle too. Choosing soft or neutral hues, can tone down the contrast that makes geometric prints really stand out and even large prints in these shades will take on a more subtle air of sophistication. Perfect for those that prefer a calmer interior look but still love the intrigue of these fun patterns.
Dip a Toe in Geometric Patterns
Wallpaper and flooring are popular ways to add geometric patterns but are both more permanent additions to the home. If you’re looking for a quick update or aren’t sure if you’re ready to fully commit to the geometric trend for the next few years, stick to a few accessories that can be easily swapped in and out. Cushions and throws are the go-to quick fix accessories which will make a big impact, but why not look at other areas of the home too? From trinket boxes and vases, to placemats and towelling these are all fabulous quick swaps to instantly add the trend to your interior.
Mix Geometric & Fluid Prints
The striking angles of geometric prints make them perfectly suited to the sharper design styles like industrial or really modern looks, however the lines can be softened by combining them with more fluid, organic patterns to complement many other styles. Ever the chameleon interior trend, bold geometric patterns take on a new lease of life when paired with these curved prints for a look you’re certain to love.