Image via Pinterest

It’s no surprise that geometric patterns have made their way from Greek art to fashion to furniture, wallpaper, rugs, pillows and more! They continue to lie at the heart of great design and can transform even a drab room into a chic and stylish sanctuary. Geometric designs help to both modernize a home’s look and bring visual interest and depth to a room with a variety of simple shapes including diamonds, chevron prints, hexagons, circles and waves. Finding the right way to incorporate these uncomplicated prints into your personal space can be a headache and challenge when knowing where to begin may seem like an unending puzzle. However, we found with just a few elementary tips and tricks, decorating with geometrics can be as simple as pairing wine with cheese and black with white!


Images via Pinterest & Design Milk

Starting with easy, basic changes is the first step to transforming your room into a modern oasis. Some simple ideas include hanging geometric style art or paintings with a modern twist on walls, redoing shelves or bookshelves incorporating square, diamond or block print patterns and finally bringing in a chevron rug or pillows as accents to your décor. Just remember that geometric prints are both bold and loud so only changing a few pieces is necessary.


Geometric rugs are a wonderful solution to starting small. They bring both texture and balance to your room without being overpowering (image via Pinterest)

When working with geometrics, the two most important tips are making sure that the colors in the room flow properly together so they are not competing against one another, as well as the ratio of prints to solids is balanced. You need to have a place for the eye to breathe, away from all the attention grabbing elements. By creating spaces that are clean and devoid of design, your room will be proportional and inviting rather than busy and unwelcoming.


A perfect example of balance, a geometric wallpaper offset by a solid duvet cover and pillows (image via Brewster Home Fashions)


With coordinating colors and perfect balance, this room provides a wonderful example of geometric decorating done right (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

The last tip to keep in mind when incorporating geometrics into your room is when layering patterns and prints. Keep scale and balance in mind, offset smaller prints with slightly larger designs so they work together rather than overpowering one another.


A large scale geometric rug offset by a small scale contemporary art design (image via decoist.com)

Have your own tips when decorating with geometrics? Share them below!

Related Post

Create a Feature Wall with Wallpaper Creating a feature wall is a dramatic and very en vogue decor idea. Your feature wall is a work of art, setting a dazzling tone in the room. This approach allows you to bring extraordinary designs and colors to a room without the risk of going overboard.  Often people shopping for wallpaper are instantly drawn to dramatic patterns and vivid colors, but ultimately opt to install a more neutral and subdued version of their original fascination. Establishing a single wall to accentuate allows y...
Paint & Decorating Resource Magazine The New Wallpaper is Better Than Ever We are so happy to have been featured in the April issue of Paint & Decorating Resource Magazine! Steve Penhollow wrote a wonderful feature piece covering the newest and best wallpapers on the market. He interviewed the industry's top creative minds to get their opinions on wallpaper's comeback, including our own creative director Paula Berbarian and marketing manager Breck Rice. Wallpapers today can be made with a host of gorgeous printing techniq...
8 Fabulous Ways to Decorate with Sheepskins! Create Your Own Stylish Haven 8 different and innovative ways to decorate with sheepskins (sources below) Once known as just a cozy floor statement, sheepskins are currently making their way off the floor and into the rest of our décor. With a warm, soft nature that’s both stylish and chic, the question is, why haven’t we been incorporating them more? A great way to bring texture to a room or add comfort to a chair, sheepskins offer a budget friendly decorating option for a variety of pl...


May 30, 2014