Many prolific designers reflect the patterns and symmetry found in nature to create aesthetically pleasing pieces. This can be seen in the sharp, straight lines and softer light and shadow play found in geometric furniture.
If you are considering making your interior more three dimensional, this guide is the perfect place to get inspiration and tips on bringing these edgy pieces to your home.
Start with a Geometric Table
A geometric object makes a strong focus in a room so it’s best to start with a single, strong piece and work outwards, creating sympathetic layers of angles, curves and surfaces. Some geometric furniture can also be quite challenging to design around.
This makes geometric tables a perfect starting point: focused in the center of the room, eminently practical and easy to expand from.
Start by adding something simple, yet eye catching like one of our white gloss coffee tables that add subtle illumination with their lightly reflective tops and edge and style underneath with tessellating chrome struts. You’ll be adding that modern feel, and you can then add to this look with accessories featuring repeating motifs such as mirrors, picture frames and planters.
Reflect and Tessellate
Once you have a focal point, bring in further patterns that reflect the style of your initial addition. Aim to create a layout that allows the eye to trace a satisfying journey around the room with a balance of texture and calming blank spaces.
Our favourite looks include creating feature walls with geometric wallpaper in hallways, repeating styles on designer duvet covers in bedrooms, patterned tiles and towels in bathrooms and striking retro textures for curtains and rugs in living spaces.
Soften with Colour
It can be easy to get caught up in the drama and jazz of geometric furniture and interior design elements and forget about your colour themes. A finished room will have statement items that catch the eye, subtle features that reflect and blend your bolder pieces into the overall look and plainer areas where the eye can rest. An important part of creating a complete feel is tying together your colours and this includes those of your geometric selections. If you have chosen a retro patterned rug with burnt orange highlights for example, be sure to pair this elsewhere with similarly hued scatter cushions or a statement auburn vase.
A well-placed item of geometric furniture can turn an otherwise bland room into an invitingly edgy interior. Start with one piece and ripple the pattern outwards through the rest of your chosen room. Just remember to keep to your chosen colour palette to avoid a chaotic feel.
If you’re all angled out, check out our stylists’ top picks for beautiful eco-friendly furniture made from reclaimed and reused wood.