How To Work With Geometric Patterns 2018-05-31T09:33:58+00:00

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From hexagons, diamonds, and quatrefoils to zigzags, polyhedrons and circles, the geometric obsession is one that we continue to love here at Pillow Talk HQ. Offering timeless style (geometrics are a well-known feature of ancient Greek and Moroccan design), they are also effortlessly modern, striking and on-trend. With so many ways to incorporate a bit of geometric loving into your home, we thought we’d help you out with some of our favourite ideas.

Cushions

Many would argue that the easiest and most subtle way to incorporate geometrics into your home is with cushions. Decorative cushions with a graphic geometric design, such as vibrant lattice-print cushions or throw pillows encased in an elegant quatrefoil or Moroccan design, can provide bold contrast. Pair them with an understated sofa or armchair for a simple take on geometric design.

Image Credit: Habitat Mina Cushion via Pillow Talk

Image Credit: Habitat Mina Cushion via Pillow Talk

With cushions, the options are almost endless, depending on your personal style. For an edgy statement, try a pillow in a bold, monochromatic colour scheme with a distinct pattern like diamonds, zigzags or checks. If you’re looking for something more cheerful to spice up your bedroom or living room, look for a multi-coloured cushion with a fun geometric print like hexagons.

Artwork

You can also use geometric artwork to create an unexpected focal point in your room. For example, showcase a mirror display in an unusual geometric shape at the end of your hallway, or use a fun lampshade featuring stripes, dots, and herringbones in interesting textures. Another idea is to use geometric wall stickers – choose ones made of high quality, acid free vinyl for a quick and easy way to completely change your space.

Image Credit: Making Statements via Pinterest

Image Credit: Making Statements via Pinterest

Image Credit: DecalLab via Pinterest

Image Credit: DecalLab via Pinterest

Bedding

Embrace the geometric trend with a stand-out quilt cover, featuring a high impact print such as chevrons, bold stripes or a quatrefoil pattern. Give your plain bedroom a dash of personality and make your bed the centre of attention.

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Image Credit: Essentials Geo Check Quilt Cover Set via Pillow Talk

Homewares

If a geometric quilt cover is too bold for you, try incorporating the trend into your home with subtle accents, such as geometric inspired candle holders, pendant lighting, or a metal stool for your kitchen. Table linen in a softly-hued herringbone pattern can instantly create timeless modernity for your dining table, while dining chairs slipcovered in a Moroccan-inspired arabesque cover provide exotic charm.

Things To Keep In Mind

With geometrics, you can either use small doses in a strategic way, or go all out with a show-stopping statement. Either way, geometrics become more powerful when contrasted against a plain backdrop, think vibrant feature wallpaper coupled with neutral colours, or a chevron-patterned sofa paired with streamlined, minimalistic décor.

Ready to make a statement? Take a look at our geometric board on Pinterest for further inspiration, or head over to our geometric shop online!

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