They’re magnetic. They’re magnificent. They’re…mathematic? Shapes and geometric patterns are back in a big way, showing up in everything from clothing to home decor. Here at Kirkland’s, we know our geo; you could even say we have every angle of the home decor trend covered. Want to know the best way to mix the modern complexity of geo print decor with your more traditional style? You’ve come to the right place.
How to Blend Geometric Patterns with Traditional Styles
First, a little background. The geometric design style offers designers and decorators the ability to create an interesting, modern look with a unique twist: the pattern involves the repetition of one or more shapes, interlocking and intertwining to form countless visual possibilities. Geo prints play with the eye, creating patterns out of basic or even not-so-basic shapes to produce attractive, head-turning designs. Almost anywhere you look, you can find a number of fun geometric patterns: from the popular chevron and herringbone styles to more up-and-coming patterns like Greek key, trellis, and quatrefoil.
Time to shape up! Now that you understand the fun, striking nature of geometric patterns, how do you go about blending them into your decor? For those with a more traditional type of style who want to dip their toes into something a little more modern—and, dare we say, a little more adventurous—the best idea is to always stick with accents. Accent pieces can be moved around or removed entirely without too much work or expense, and they allow you to try something on without requiring a real commitment to it. Here are four easy ways to blend geometric patterns with your traditional style:
- Throw pillows and cushions: When it comes to living room seating, add your geo accent with a group of throw pillows on your sofa, loveseat, or arm chairs. For the dining room, geo print seat cushions are an easy way to break in the pattern without overwhelming your decor.
- Decorative wall mirrors and wall plaques: Perfect for trying out the geo look in your bedroom or in a hallway, decorative mirrors and wall plaques provide a room accent that can be as subtle or eye-catching as you want it to be. Choose colors that blend with your existing decor to really make the design stand out.
- Bedding and/or curtains: In the bedroom, a great way to try on geo print decor is with your bedding set. It’s easily changeable, and you can find a color and style that complements your room without much effort. The same goes for curtains, though changing those out isn’t quite as simple as changing your comforter or switching out throw pillows. Want to really give it a whirl? Try both new bedding and curtains in a matching pattern and see how you like the look. (Kirkland’s popular Gatehill collection is an excellent choice for matching bedding and curtain styles.)
- Area rugs: These are, in my opinion, the best way to blend geometric patterns with a more traditional look. You can keep everything about the room exactly the way you like it and merely add an area rug to tie it all together. If you can manage it, you can even add throw pillows in the same pattern to your sofa, arm chair, or bed to really complete the look that the rug brings.
Geometric patterns are a fun and interesting way to add a different look to your home decor style. And no matter how you choose to implement them, you can always find the right decorative accents for your room at your neighborhood Kirkland’s store or at Kirklands.com!