21 Nov 2017Last updated


13 funky geometric prints you need in your home

From brights to neutrals, modern to midcentury, throw some shapes with this season’s best geometric patterns

Eleanor Joslin
Added 11:14 | October 11, 2017
  • Axis Rhythm Weaves curtain fabric and Axis Spirit and Soul wallpaper by Scion, Dh210 per metre and Dh288 per roll.

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  • Alexis curtain fabric by Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler, Dh200 per metre.

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  • Laterza Zinc wallpaper by Designers Guild, Dh550 per roll.

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  • Howard curtain fabric by Larsen at Colefax and Fowler, Dh445 per metre.

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  • Bargello cushions by Jonathan Adler at Bloomingdale's Home Dubai, from Dh550.

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  • Armchair in Arlinea celadon and Otto gentiane fabrics, cushion in Lecco poudre fabric, by Fadini Borghia at Pierre Frey, fron Dh555 per metre excl. shipping.

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  • Seville curtain fabric and Alicante sofa fabric, Fiesta collection by Prestigious Textiles, Dh575 per metre and Dh515 per metre.

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  • Segments Entity wallpaper by Harlequin, Dh336 per roll.

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  • Oscar lime green large rug from Indigo Living, Dh4,499.

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Repeating patterns

Follow our tips on incorporating this trend into your home

More is more. Take this approach with geometric prints by covering multiple items with your chosen material – the sofa and the curtains, for example. If you layer clashing patterns make sure they have a similar colour running through to create a sense of cohesion.

Seventies flair. Recreate the retro look with bold hexagons and sharp triangles in shades of bright orange, mustard yellow, teal and olive green, inspired by the ‘70s revival we saw on the catwalk last year. Add mid-century modern furniture to complete the style.

Subtle statements. Tone the trend down by opting for smaller scale designs or items: furniture with laser cut geometric details are contemporary; choose accessories or accent pieces with pretty, feminine patterns rather than oversized prints; for walls and drapes, a closely-knit repeat in neutral shades will add intrigue without becoming a focal point.

Eleanor Joslin

Eleanor Joslin