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8 Different Ways to Decorate With Geometric Patterns

September 29, 2020

There’s something rather wonderful about introducing geometric patterns to our homes. Visually stimulating, they look right at home in any space – from elegant minimalist to brash contemporary and everything in between. And unlike the floral trend, geometric patterns have never really gone out of fashion.

Kota Kemuning by A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd

Looking to introduce a little geometric flair into your home decor? Here are a few ways to incorporate playful geometric patterns and shapes in your home.

1. Start small by displaying patterned art

If you are afraid of making a big commitment with a geometrical pattern that you might regret later, start with small items and then work your way through bigger pieces. An artwork, for example, is a good choice if you want to add geometric designs to a room, in small, light doses. The small-scale artwork below adds visual interest without overwhelming the space, while also adding some colour to the plain white walls.

Vista Mahogani, Saujana Impian Kajang by Anwill Design Sdn Bhd

Interior Firm: Anwill Design Sdn Bhd

Besides artworks, you can also incorporate other accessories such as geometric patterned cushion covers, vases and even cabinet knobs. The aim is to draw the eye to the various patterned elements that form the central focus of a room.

Kiaramas Ayuria, Mont Kiara by A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd

2. Add dimension to a space with unique-shaped mirrors

To add a show-stopping effect to your home with geometric patterns, consider reflective surfaces such as mirrored tiles. Find one in an unusual shape like an octagon or one that has been overlaid with circles or grids; group multiple square mirrors together to create your own unique pattern as displayed in this modern home.

Damai Hillpark Residence, Damai Cheras by Considered Design Sdn. Bhd.
Damai Hillpark Residence, Damai Cheras by Considered Design Sdn. Bhd.

3. Make an area pop with geometric rugs

The bold look of geometric designs has a fantastic effect on the ground. Geometric carpets and rugs, for example, can uplift a room and add a little dazzle to your living space. This is also one area where it's fairly safe to invest in larger geometric designs.

Haven Villa, Perak by Red Land Design

Interior Firm: Red Land Design

You can also use geometric rugs to tie together your room’s colour palette, to bring in some texture, or to offset smaller, more organic patterns as pictured in this modern contemporary home. Choose a soft tone variation or neutral shades to create a subtle effect or vibrant and contrasting colours to add a visual punch to a space.

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

4. Create a focal point with geometric walls

Geometric patterns are a huge trend in wall designs. Just a handful of simple basic shapes is all it takes to create a bold statement on your wall. Below, the asymmetric pattern in gold combined with the grey-toned walls lends an elegant and calming effect to the bedroom.

Bandar Bestari, Klang by Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Surface R Sdn. Bhd.

5. Make a bold statement with geometry-inspired furniture

Statement furniture is definitely trending within the interior world so why not opt for one that incorporates geometry so it never goes out of fashion. This geometry-inspired coffee table, for example, is an ideal way to add visual impact to the living room. You can even extend the geometric play of the statement furniture by mirroring the same shape or colour into a different object found in the room like on the curtains or the cushion covers.

Casa De Luna, Penang by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

Casa De Luna, Penang by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

6. Introduce geometric shapes in a subtle way

A subtle coloured geometric pattern can also help create visual interest without looking too busy. However, it really is down to personal preference as to how dramatic a look you create. Just look how subtle this white geometric wall panel looks into this modern dining room. It goes well against the contrasting emerald green walls to avoid making it look boring and uninteresting.

Tamara Residence, Putrajaya by Line2pixels

Interior Firm: Line2pixels

Tamara Residence, Putrajaya by Line2pixels

Interior Firm: Line2pixels

7. Incorporate geometric patterns in lighting

Introducing geometric shapes through lighting fixtures can dramatically change the way a room looks and feels. This dining room designed by Nevermore Group for example, oozes sophistication and elegance with its black geometric pendant lights. The contemporary lighting fixture looks artistic, adding eye-catching centrepieces and flair to the dining area.

Regency Height Penthouse, Bayan Lepas Penang by Nevermore Group

Interior Firm: Nevermore Group

Regency Height Penthouse, Bayan Lepas Penang by Nevermore Group

Interior Firm: Nevermore Group

8. Soften the look with geometric backsplash

Whether you go for actual tile or the peel-and-stick version, geometric pattern pop nicely as a kitchen backsplash. Take design cues from this home that feature stunning floral-style tiles used as a kitchen backsplash. It creates softness and visual interest to the kitchen area. The repetitive pattern also brings calm to the space, which can sometimes be chaotic.

Island Glades, Penang by Archiplan Interior Design

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