Maybe you weren’t a fan of math, and more specifically geometry—at least not in school, but you may feel differently when it comes to home décor.
Geometric design elements certainly aren’t new. Geometry has a long, ancient history and it’s been used to design some of the world’s most iconic structures. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians starting using math in their architecture, so from the Egyptian pyramids to the Sydney Opera House, it’s easy to see these design elements at work.
While geometric home design inspiration may be in the spotlight right now, it’s not a trend that necessarily has to fade out, since so much of home design has roots in geometric elements.
So why use geometry in your own home? These repeating patterns and shapes are exciting, vibrant and eye-catching—it can really spice up an otherwise basic room.
Here’s some fun ways geometry can work in your everyday home design:
This art combines not only bold shapes but also colors and it adds something unexpected to an otherwise simple and rustic-inspire dining area.
Light fixtures and lamps can be a good place to display a little geometric design, and there’s so many interesting and fun options available right now.
In Jonathan Adler’s home he’s not afraid to experiment with colors and patterns, as you can see from his retro-inspired Florida living room where there’s geometry everywhere from the walls to the floor.
Even the smallest of design details can make a statement when they have interesting geometric angles.
And here’s a few more ways to appreciate ancient inspiration in your home’s décor, whether it be bold, subtle or something in between:
And of course in my own Tile designs, I LOVE bold shapes!