Design Lesson
Aug 16, 2013

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

By: Lauren McPhillips

10 ways to decorate with geometrics Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Aug 16, 2013

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

By: Lauren McPhillips
Making their definitive mark on the design world during the mod years of the 1960s, geometric shapes and patterns have since been a staple of many decorated spaces around the world. From basic triangles, squares and rectangles to more interesting shapes like hexagons, octagons and diamonds, geometrics have the ability to add a punch of personality to any room. Here are 10 of our favourite ways to decorate with geometrics, whether it’s a bold wallpaper pattern in a small room or a diamond-patterned headboard commanding attention in a master bedroom.

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10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Area rug

Keep it fun underfoot with an area rug that ties the room together and adds a soft graphic element to your space. The geometric patterns on Madeline Weinrib rugs play on Moroccan architecture and fretwork.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Shower curtain

Update your bathroom with a cool new shower curtain. This organic cotton curtain combines a number of geometric shapes for a modern chic look. Shelby shower curtain, Pottery Barn, $102.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Fretwork

Don’t forget about the many decorating options that windows offer when putting your space together! Introduce a subtle geometric touch to your bedroom decor with a delicate oriental fretwork in the windowpane.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Wallpaper

For ultimate impact, try covering the walls in a small space like a powder room or mudroom with a bold geometric wallpaper. The daring paper shown here adds the perfect modern touch to otherwise traditional pieces and complements the floor’s hexagonal tiles.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Throw pillow

The most cost effective way to introduce a trend into your decorating scheme? Toss a couple of throw pillows on your sofa, like this black and white geometric herringbone beauty. Black and white cushion cover, Geometric Electric on Etsy, $37.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Etsy Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Artwork

An all-white workspace doesn’t have to feel bare and stark. Incorporate a simple, colourful art print like this geometric triangle for a bit of character.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Headboard

If you’re drawn to crisp white bed linens, you can still incorporate geometrics with a fabric headboard. The tall red and white diamond headboard here creates a bold focal point in the bedroom.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Bathmat

Add a graphic element to your bathroom decor with geometric accessories. Try a bold pattern on your shower curtain, hand towels or bathmat, like this cotton one from West Elm with oblong hexagons. Honeycomb bath mat, West Elm, $31.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Throw blanket

Give a cream living room sofa a facelift by draping a vibrant, patterned throw blanket over the back. The geometric shapes on the throw above add a punch of personality to an otherwise fairly neutral space.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Yale Wagner Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to decorate with geometrics

Mousepad

From colourful notebooks to vintage paperweights, desk accessories are no longer content with being boring. This geometric peach and black mousepad is a fun way to spice up any home office. Peach and black geometric soft top mousepad, Think & Ink Studio on Etsy, $18.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Etsy Credits: Style at Home
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