Geometrical Shapes: A New Trend in Modern Interior Decor

by Kate
(United Kingdm)

Geometric prints were incredibly popular in the days of pop art, namely in the 60s, when they were considered basic and then used by designers throughout the past century. However, today, geometric prints are experiencing a rebirth; they can be safely called one of the modern trends, which is rapidly gaining momentum. The era of geometry is coming.

The versatility, timelessness of these patterns makes them attractive for almost any space and style. Just imagine the countless variations of scale, color and shape that can be used.

In addition, the geometric pattern may differ in rhythm: triangles of different colors, circles of different sizes, which are intertwined with each other, rhombuses of different sizes, squares and the like.
The main types of geometric patterns are squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles, and on the basis of these elements there are still many different patterns, more complex and interesting.
Geometric prints are interesting because some of them are able to create visual illusions and influence the geometry of the room. Carpets and paths with a “mathematical” bias are very popular now; this is a great way to liven up a corridor or a hallway. The rhythmic print visually lengthens the space, with its help a staircase or a narrow room will look endless.
If you do not want any radical changes, decorate the sofa with decorative pillows with a geometric print so that it harmoniously blends in color with your interior. You can hang a picture depicting geometric shapes or replace the old lampshade with a new one with a “mathematical” ornament.
Triangles were always popular with designers, but over time, their borders began to expand, merge and intertwine. As a result, it turned out that diamonds look no less impressive.
Sharp corners, especially in large numbers, cause a sense of danger and look sharp. So try to avoid them in the nursery and bedroom. Smooth lines, on the contrary, soften the atmosphere, create pleasant associations.
Prints, which are based on square and rectangular shapes, are less dynamic, they look more restrained and calm. The use of such patterns will give the interior stability, thoroughness, peace. Square and rectangular prints are considered the most ordered of all existing.
Remember that geometric prints of various shapes perfectly complement each other. Therefore, do not limit yourself to any separate elements, combine different objects, trying to create a common harmonious composition.
Bright multi-colored triangles will surely refresh the interior; make it more energetic and cheerful. Cover only one wall with variegated geometry, and it will immediately become the center of attention.
Circle is a popular motif in the decoration of anything: furniture, walls, fabrics ... Provided that you use it correctly. That is, you should think about the proportionality of the diameter of the circle to the space at your disposal, correlated with the design of the walls, floor and ceiling. A large circle with a diameter of at least 120 cm in color contrasting with a wall is a universal designer technique for small rooms. It can be placed in the center of the wall, can be shifted in one direction or another - it does not matter. The most important thing is to keep the size. In addition, if you are in doubt, it is better to slightly increase the circle rather than reduce.
Large circles can be usually accomplished in paint directly on the wall and without a stencil. However, if you doubt your skills you can use a round monochrome picture or a round mini-shelf object. They need to be installed in the desired location. It is also easier to repaint if you are tired of this shade.
The pattern of circles scattered throughout the field is
a rather complex design. Regular polka dot will be too intrusive. There will be an effect of tiring your eyes. Irregular and low contrast will work much better. In case you want to use contrasting colors, follow the rule: the color of the peas should be lighter than the background color.
In the case of bright circles on the pale wall, try experimenting with their size - this often solves the problem. That is, some circles need to be bigger, and other - significantly smaller. In any case, you should localize them, as they should not cover the entire surface. Make only part of the wall into circles or group them in vertical (or horizontal) rows and leave the rest of the wall empty.
Make small circles using stencils made of dense film. You can order them in any workshop specializing in plotter cutting. The film at the same time should be easily peeled from the wall after you use it and should not spoil the paint layer, which is under it. You can also simply order one stencil for a start, and if it fits, add the rest. You can use the materials at hand as a stencil, for example, the pattern on the wall can be drawn using a pizza box.
The square is considered to be a correct, reliable and comfortable figure. Its sides and angles are equal and all the lines are clear no matter how you put it. The interior, accomplished following the logic of simple angles is now in fashion.
The square brings accuracy and order to the living space. It is easy to divide the space into zones or merge into a single composition using simple forms. Straight lines are capable of lifting the ceilings, making the room wider and more spacious.The high ceiling will be lowered if it is divided into squares. You can use decorative designs in the form of wooden beams or plasterboard, suspended ceiling. Arrange the furniture in the form of squares in one line in order to visually lengthen the wall.
Just like squares rectangles always attract attention and they are most often used in the interior as a combined pattern with squares. The color scheme in this case should not be too intense, otherwise you are risking to create a decor that will be making you dizzy. For example, red and blue are a good combination. Options like this are good for the children's rooms' interiors or in the accomplished in style of pop art.
If the room has a low ceiling, add accents to the floor: rectangular carpet or tiles. Thus, it will be visually lifted. Rectangular lines are great for small spaces.
If you use large drawings, you can create a calm atmosphere in the room. Small, colorful ornament sets the dynamics.
Elegant classics with straight lines and corners in a pastel range creates a sense of harmony and orderliness. Rectangles and the presence of a square in muted notes will also be relevant here.
Stripes belong to the main patterns of geometric nature. Their main feature is the ability to make the interior comfortable and cozy for relaxing. The stripes relieve stress and visually expand or reduce the space.
If you need to smooth out uneven walls or create the illusion of high ceilings, use vertical stripes.
In order to expand the space and lower the ceiling, draw the horizontal stripes on the walls. Wide and contrasting stripes will add solemnity and elegance to the interior. Slightly blurred or curved bands will remove excessive strictness of lines and will soften the atmosphere.
Thin strips are not so visible from a far distance. This allows combining them with other ornaments, preserving the harmony and not overloading one's senses. Interestingly, the stripe fits almost any style, except for baroque and art deco.

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