Geometric prints are forecasted to be one of the top trends of 2014. Check out our break down of how to use the angular patterns in each room of your home:
Foyer & Stairway
You can do things in a small space that you can’t do in a big one so an entryway, foyer or stairway is a great place to try a bold geometric wallpaper in either a strong print or color. Black & white geometrics are more versatile as you can create two different styles depending on whether you pair the look with dark or light furniture. If you’re using a pattern with a huge scale, keep wall hangings and furniture to a minimum, allowing the wall to be the focal point.
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up in your living room, go for a geometric rug. It will bring your home up to the latest trend without breaking the bank. A dark rug will ground the look, so choose something in a deep hue that complements the colors you’re already using in the room (Hint: navy, black & brown are great neutral go-to’s that work with almost anything). We like a big pattern with a bit of white in it.
There are a couple of ways that you could incorporate geometrics into your bedroom. Throw pillows quickly liven up the bed while a headboard upholstered in an intricate geometric trellis makes a strong statement. We recommend using shades of blue—anywhere from navy to pastel—for its calming properties.
Because bathrooms tend to lean toward the simple side in terms of decor, a little can go a long way in this space. Use a subtle grey & white geometric print for a window shade or valance to bring in a little style. Stick with simple white in the rest of the area for a fresh, clean look.
Add a little pep to your kitchen by covering the seats of bar stools (or cushions of eat-in chairs) with an angular pattern in bright red, a color that stimulates the appetite. Consider slip covering or using an outdoor fabric so that spills, which happen more often in the kitchen, are easier to clean.
Softer, more organic ethnic shapes are also a hot trend for 2014. Combine this with the geometric look by covering your dining chairs in an abstract pattern that references geo shapes for a different, eclectic take on the traditionally symmetrical pattern.
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