Color trends come and go, but one geometric shape is the latest big thing in decorating. Hexagons are popping up everywhere, including tile, fabric patterns, and furniture. Ready to embrace this trend? Here are six creative ways to bring the six-sided shape into your home.

August 20, 2018
Designer: Sarah Wittenbraker Photographer: Mia Baxter Smail

A honeycomb pattern on the wall is naturally bold. When paired with a statement light and rich ceiling color, it's a showstopper. Small spaces -- like an office nook or powder room -- are the perfect places to experiment with a fun, geometric pattern that might feel too busy in larger rooms.

DIY Table Tray

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If you're up for a little DIY project, this hexagonal table tray by Always Rooney is a good place to start. Trays really are the easiest way to organize clutter and bring some instant style to your coffee table. And this shape is a fun alternative. Once the tray is complete, add your own detail with some wood stain, paint, and painters tape.

DIY Honeycomb Bookcases

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Hexagons are the perfect shape for a fun display in a kid's bedroom. These honeycomb shelves from Jenna Burger Design are an easy DIY project and provide just the right space for showcasing favorite treasures and stacking a few books. Make the shelves pop by painting the outside frame of each hexagon a contrasting color.

Colorful Rug

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Even if you tend to lean toward neutrals on your walls and upholstery, the floor is a fun place to play with bright color and bold pattern. The designer of this IKEA rug said the hexagonal pattern reminded her of a flower or "exploding dots." Either way, it's sure to be a statement piece wherever you put it.

DIY Garden Planters

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Take the hexagon trend outdoors by creating these six-sided planters for your garden. Inspired by honeycombs, these planters are designed with the best use of space and building materials in mind. You can make your own geometric planters by downloading the DIY plan from Etsy seller AKTherapy.

Faceted Coffee Table


If the fit of a rectangular or round coffee table isn't working quite right, this hexagon-shape table from West Elm might be the on-trend solution for your space. Its open metal base gives it an airy feel, while the geometric detail on the top is a statement by itself.


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