How the geometric trend is shaping our interiors
Pic: George at Asda
The geometric trend has been around for a while now, but I'm thrilled to see we are not tiring of it's repetitive patterns and mesmerising shape structures just yet.
Instead, it's popularity is rocketing. From art prints to textiles, paint effects to kitchen accessories, furniture to jewellery, it's safe to say geometrics aren't going anywhere just yet.
Like with any sustainable trend - monochrome, florals, Scandi - it moves with the times and just keeps evolving.
Pic: Rock Salt Prints - Mountains print, from £15
A lot of people (myself included) think of geometrics as somewhat of a modern trend - I instantly think of art movements such as Cubism and mid century modern art, of Joan Miro's surrealist shapes or even Mattisse's 'Snail'.
But our love of shape and form goes way back to the Ancient Greeks and Moroccans, where beautifully intricate designs were carved or painted onto pots - see I told you it had been around for a while!
Pic: Cloudberry Living - Lines Wallpaper, £71
So why are geometrics so popular? Because they offer something that a lot of other styles can't, they're versatile.
Whether you're after an enormous painted canvas using every colour under the sun, or a very simple notebook, geometrics cover the breadth and depth of design needs.
They can be as simple or as over-the-top as you like and they appeal to both men and women alike.
So I'll stop rabbiting on and get to the good stuff...I have rounded up 16 of the most inspiring geometric buys for your home that I can find - there is also a sneaky fashion buy in the mix too, it's a real 'Emily Dress' so I just can't help myself! There's something for everyone here.
AND, if you fancy getting all creative, I've got the perfect post on creating a bang-on-trend geometric art work for your home...coming soon!!
IN THE BAG
Oliver Bonas constantly has it's finger on the pulse when it comes to contemporary design, and this delicious makeup bag is no exception. I have so many of their makeup bags, do I really need another one? Absolutely.
Make up bag, £16.50, Oliver Bonas
This design isn't in store just yet, so check out these beauties for now!
CUSHY LITTLE NUMBER
This neutral woollen geometric cushion is super sophisticated and will fit effortlessly with your existing cushions.
Aplique geometric cushion, £30, Harvey Norman
How awesome is this racoon clothes hanger!? Hang up your favourite outfit below this delightful chap to add a bit of playful fun to your room.
Racoon Wooden Wall Hanger, £98, Red Candy
Geometric and metallic, this hanging copper pendant light has it all.
Crease hanging pendant, £95, Cuckooland
Another stunning copper piece, this time from Homesense. I love the hexagon design of this super stylish side table, whether in the living room or used as a bedside table, there's definitely a corner in your home that is crying out for this table.
Geometric side table, £49.99, Homesense
Ok, so here's the sneaky fashion buy I just HAD to include in the mix. I'm such a sucker for a dress that looks like a top and skirt, like you just threw it together casually. I'm a big fan of a pleat too, and when the skirt is adorned with such a funky pattern in soft hues, well it's a winning combo in my eyes. I'm off to get mine now!
Check out Oliver Bonas' selection of pleated dresses here
Looking suspiciously like a huge toast rack, this brass geometric magazine rack will keep all those copies of Living etc, Vogue and Elle Deco neat and tidy.
Brass Magazine Rack, £20.95, Mia Fleur
Geometrics needn't be colourful by any means, this stunning rug from La Redoute is proof that less is definitely more. The graphic design is just subtle enough without being too busy, brightening up a room and soft underfoot.
Fedro rug, from £115, La Redoute
CHINA IN YOUR HANDS
No one does vases and bottles quite like Habitat does. Their quirky, fun and colourful designs are so distinctive and recognisable, yet you feel like you're buying a one off piece from an artisan every time.
Fazilla hand-painted vase, £30, Habitat
HIVE OF ACTIVITY
Those bees have got a lot to answer for, they know a great shape when they see one! But rather than honey, we'd much rather fill ours with wine!
Hexagon wine rack, £35, Oliver Bonas
Create an eye-catching feature wall in your home with a made to measure wall mural, simply fill in the dimensions and they will create the exact amount of paper needed for your space - cool eh!
Tangram wall mural, £25 per sq meter, Murals Wallpaper
SO, if you loved this piece, then why not check out why Pink and Green should ALWAYS be seen!
Or perhaps you should try your hand at paper marbling - I have a quick and easy way of creating beautiful patterns just by using a common household product!