Geometric prints are timeless and their symmetry adds calm to an interiors space. Here are some easy ways to embrace this stylish trend
I love a geometric print. They’re bold, colourful and expressive all while adhering to a beautifully symmetrical pattern.
Some say patterns are busy and loud but geometric designs are the exception. With their mathematical beauty of repetition and 3D optical illusions, they can be almost hypnotically calming. Love them or loathe them, geometric patterns and motifs are a big interiors trend at right now but there are many styles and tastes catered for within this trend.
Geometric motifs evoke a classic mid-century chic but are inherently modern. They simply do not go out of style. If you prefer patterns clean and simple, this is the trend for you.
So how and where do you use them in your home? It’s all about letting the pattern shine in a simple setting. If you have a geometric print on your curtains, keep your walls a single colour, perhaps a colour picked from the curtain print. Keep the curtains simple too. You don’t want flounces, pelmets or ornate tiebacks to complicate the pattern. A simple recessed hanging or a hidden pole work best for this trend. If you are going for a bold patterned wallpaper, make your curtains plain, choosing a single colour from the wallpaper’s pattern.
Patterned wallpapers are a big commitment but can be as subtle or bold as you like.
There are always inventive ways to introduce a trend to your home. If you have a neutral kitchen, add a pop of interest with a roller blind featuring a colourful geometric print. Or you can add a tiny touch; a strip of geometric trim along the edge of your blinds or curtains.
If you are crafty, you could consider covering a footstool, headboard or windowseat with some funky geometric material. A rug is a failsafe way to embrace a bold trend without having to be too brave.
A Sean Scully-style rug with bright rectangles or squares within squares will look great on any floor.
Cushions, fabrics and throws are also a great way to express yourself without huge commitment. A blanket with a bold print will add colour and cosiness. I love the Tweed Project’s oversized mohair blankets in vibrant yellow and red.
You can clash patterns but make sure they are tied together through a unifying large item like a couch, whose colour runs through your choice of curtains, cushions and floor coverings, drawing them all together. If the colours of your patterns complement each other, the clashing patterns will work. Be brave.