Geometric patterns are one of those interior design trends that fluctuate in popularity but never really go out of fashion altogether. The reason for their longevity is that geometric prints and shapes are versatile enough to accommodate a range of tastes and can easily be integrated with whatever interior design trend is popular any given year.
You can go as subtle or as bold as you like with a geometric pattern and there are a number of ways to use it in your home decor, whether it’s as the overall theme of your interior or simply incorporated it in your accent pieces.
Right now, metro tiles are having a moment, so if you’re looking for an equally on-trend tile choice that hasn’t yet been overused, choose a hexagonal tile shape to give you the same modern finish as metro tiles but with a unique twist, or a tile with a geometric pattern for a colorful feature wall. Whether you choose your tile based on pattern or shape, geometric tiles will freshen up the space and give it a contemporary look.
Geometric floor tiling has also been predicted as an interior design trend, especially the combination of light-colored hexagonal tiles with dark wooden flooring to create a more adventurous look.
Whether you’re looking for a bold design or a more subtle look, geometric wallpapers come in a myriad of colors and patterns to suit different tastes. Geometric wallpapers are very versatile – muted colors offer a sophisticated look and brightly colored patterns are the perfect choice for an accent wall or to transition a children’s room to a more mature look for teenagers.
If you want a softer geometric look than those offered by hexagonal and diamond patterns, then go for a wallpaper with a quatrefoil pattern.
Rugs as statement pieces are making a comeback, so you’ll be ticking two style boxes by choosing a large rug with a geometric pattern as the focal point of a room. If you’re feeling inspired by the current popularity of ‘70s style interior design, then buy a large rug with a hexagonal pattern for the ideal statement piece. It sets the tone for any room, whilst adding a warm and comforting element.
Accessories & Wall Art
Trends come and go, so if you’re looking for a way to incorporate geometric patterns into your home that will stand the test of time, invest in wall art with a geometric style and honeycomb shelves for a subtle nod to the trend.
Geometric light fixtures and mirrors can also be used to give a room a more subtle geometric theme without investing in bigger statement pieces.
If you’re unsure about how to incorporate geometric prints into your decor, start small with a patterned throw pillow or by livening up your bedroom with some geometric bedding. The overall look of your bedroom is heavily impacted by your bedding so changing it is the easiest way to change the overall theme of the room and test out different patterns to find the right match for your style. When it comes to fabrics, don’t limit yourself to bold geometric shaped like hexagons, triangles, and diamonds – herringbone patterned fabrics can be used for a more subtle and sophisticated take on the trend.
Small Accessories and Accent Pieces
To add a finishing touch and give your entire home a cohesive theme, use geometrical accent pieces like glass planters, vases, or lamps and small furnishings in geometric shapes. Because these are all low-cost items, you can experiment with a wide range of colors, finishes, and textures, to find the right combination to suit your personal style.