Decorating with Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Here's how to decorate with geometric patterns with designer-quality results.

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Ahh geometry -- the bane of many a middle schooler's existence. Thankfully geometric trends are far more interesting than what we learned in middle school thanks to some punchy bold colors and fun fabrics. It's time to give some serious personality to your home with our favorite tips for integrating these patterns into your space.

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The clean lines and simple color palette of this geometric wallpaper recede into the background to provide the perfect visual texture in a modern breakfast nook. It's not an overwhelming pattern since it's primarily white - perfect for the pattern or commitment-phobic among us. Switch out the accessories and artwork to take this look from feminine and soft to more masculine. 

The trellis design of the roman shades in this inviting, colorful bedroom is a classic pattern that add a ton of personality. The geometric theme is repeated in the bedside table as well as the pillows and accessories. 

We can thank the Italian powerhouse design family at Missoni for keeping the chevron design alive and well. These chairs feature some crazy bold color in the zigs and zags but offer a ton of personality in what is otherwise a very neutral space. Missoni's playful spin on the classic geometric pattern is made all the more fun with varying colors that can be repeated with accessories such as vases and lamps.

Bring a little Hollywood Regency into your home with fretwork pillows and bedlinens. The headboard's lines and curves add a ton of glamour and personality in a bright, bold orange upholstery. The nightstand completes the look by repeating the same lines of the bedlinens with a neutral colorway and gold accents.

Bold patterns don't always have to modern. These geometric upholstered side chairs bring a big dose of personality but still remain sophisticated through a more muted color palette.

Geometric rugs are huge right now, and can be found in nearly any color scheme and price point. Look for dhurries in bold patterns and colors to add big personality to any space. Anchored in classic colors, this bold blue diamond pattern adds a tribal feel to an eclectic space with both modern and traditional elements.

Scale is everything, and it's crucial to take notice when pairing more than one geometric pattern in a space. This living room could've been easily overpowered and overly retro had the scale of the rug pattern been any larger. It stays chic and sophisticated by staying small and allows the patterns of the sofa pillows to be the geometric stars of the show.

About Rachel

Designer and blogger Rachel Shingleton has never met a color she didn't love. A self-proclaimed color enthusiast, she's on a personal mission to banish the beige and help people understand how to make a serious style statement. Visit her blog, Pencil Shavings Studio.

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