Geometric patterns have surged on over the last two years and are not slowing down. If anything the trend seems to be gathering steam. More and more designs keep emerging since the playful, chic chevron or zig zag patterns began to appear on bedding and curtains in style-conscious homes. Are you a fan of geometric patterns? Or better put a student of geometry? Geometric patterns in the nursery is more than a passing fad. This decidedly trendy pattern is loved by city slickers and country lovers alike. From the very simple lines and checks to more complex geometry shapes of triangles and more, nurseries and children's rooms around the world love to sport this trend. Do you find it tricky trying to 'figure' (pun intended!) out how to incorporate & blend the bold mix of patterns together? We bring help!
The key is not to over complicate the design, less is more as they say. As a rule of thumb aim to stick to two or at the most three different colours and patterns within your nursery.
Create a Cocktail
Combine a geometric pattern with plains and spots like we have in our Chevron Orange Cot Bedding
(pictured below) which is very popular at the moment. Bold, bright colours make a strong yet playful statement, or for a more toned down take on geometric patterns you could opt for the same style bedding in a neutral colour palette such as our grey zig zag bedding
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Chevron Orange Cot Bedding[/caption]
A rich colour palette of navy, green and yellow makes a bold, yet crisp statement in this geomeric nursery. Use plain walls to break up the patterns and create a seamless design.
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Chevron Retro Cot Bedding[/caption]
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Grey Zig Zag Bedding[/caption]
Space & Shape
When designing a nursery using geometric patterns it's important to think about the size and shape of the room. In smaller rooms, it is best to stick to smaller patterns as opposed to large ones as the large patterns can make the room seem even smaller. Another idea could be to stick plain painted walls and have just one feature wall with a geometric print; this would create the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is. If your room has angles and awkward corners, opt for patterns which have a more conservative shape. You can work the angles into the design by mimicking the shape of the room on the patterns. You don't want too many as again it can make the room feel more awkward.
The More, the Merrier
Don't be afraid to mix up patterns, colours & materials the great thing about having a geometric themed nursery is that not every element has to match. Do mix different colours & shapes together as long as your mindful not to go over board with the patterns. For the main pieces of furniture such as the cot, stick with a plain neutral colour such as white and accessorise with colourful geometric prints.
Round accessories like rugs, lampshades, cushions etc soften the overall look of your nursery. Soft fabrics also add texture and softness to the room so choose shaggy rugs and wool or chenille cushions or throws.
Thinking of having geometry patterns in your nursery? As always we would love to hear your thoughts.