The Rising Decorating Trend

The Rising Decorating Trend

440 440 Velvet

Hi there! What are the news in the design world nowadays? Plenty! But let me start off with one of the latest decorating trends, that’s rising to a new climax. Looking over at the images from the latest rug and flooring exhibition Domotex in Germany (that took place just over 10 days ago), I think it’s safe enough to say that pattern was a recurring theme. Now pattern, happens to be one of the seven elements in interior design and as such, it must never be overlooked or underestimated. All the more lately, it seems like it’s gaining in popularity with the crowds (including me). Why, now? Basically, pattern balances the trending moody interiors. It works alongside colors and adds interest and a story into a space. Therefore, it makes sense to fuel up with some inspiration and see how wonderfully it can be introduced in any home, because my guess is that pattern will take over both floors and walls… 😉

What a beautiful wallpaper with a geometric pattern inspired by the tiles in Marroco. Image by Mindthegap.

Image by Mindthegap (via). A wallpaper inspired by the classic tile design from the beautiful city of Marrakesh.

A patterned tile floor, and an accent exposed brick wall can both be highlighted via a vintage map of NYC city plan. Image by Mindthegap.

Image by Mindthegap (via). A patterned tile floor, and an accent exposed brick wall can both be highlighted via a vintage map. (The neutral colors of the map and it’s vintage appearance help do just that). Isn’t amazing how one detail like that can make such a difference?!

Loving a moody interior with a dark Ilkey sofa being jazzed up by a pinkish flatweave with a geometrical pattern area rug under a minimal coffee table. Image by DFS Co. Plc

Image by DFS Co. Plc via. See how the geometrical pattern of this rug gives a punch to the space, highlighting the sofa with its curvy form that otherwise, might go unnoticed despite its awesome details.

What a joyful living space with that blue sofa and its flower pattern that surprisingly isn't overwhelming. Instead it is combined with other pattern pillows and a rug, giving a twist. Image by DFS Co plc.

Image by DFS Co. Plc (via). Flower power in just the right amount looking awesome against the geometrical pattern of the moldings and area rug’s diamond shapes.

A geometric pattern flatweave rug can pacify the flowery patterns on other textiles, creating a more cohesive design ensemble. Image by Cuckooland.

Image by Cuckooland (via). A geometric pattern flatweave jute rug can pacify the intensity of the flowery patterns on the other textiles, creating a more cohesive design ensemble, allowing the eye to wander and rest.

Pattern flooring techniques (i.e. herringbone or tesselation) have long since been used as an effective and stylish way to add interest onto a large surface area, with a hint of retro nostalgia. Similarly, wallpapers have been doing the same for a long, long time. The benefits of pattern, lie in its ability to create smooth transitions and continuities. Don’t have such a floor or wall yet? Easy, peasy…area rugs and wall coverings with pattern are probably the easiest ways to introduce this element in a space in strong dosages. So where’s the catch? Geometry! I don’t mean the mathematics lesson that most of us dreaded. The latest decorating trend in living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, you name it, is all about geometric shapes and lines that make repetitive patterns and fuse into our decor. Too bold for you? Then subtle injections of geometrical pattern in soft textiles, upholstery fabrics can also do the trick. The outcome will be softer, but with an edge to it. In any case though, to create a cohesive design statement, the element of pattern as a theme should be carried all throughout the house in various dosages without getting overwhelmed.

The geometric pattern on the drawers surely add an element of interest. Add on the geometrical pattern of the basket and the rug and the trend is simply nailed on in this contemporary bathroom! Image by Dunelm.

Image by Dunelm (via). Notice the geometric pattern on the drawers that add an element of interest. Add on the geometrical pattern of the basket and the rug and the trend is simply nailed on!

A geometric pattern tile floor can definitely look minimal and contemporary with the right colorblocked accessories. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Image by Nest.co.uk (via). A geometric pattern tile floor can definitely look minimal and contemporary with a simple but classic mirror by Ferm Living and the right color-blocked accessories. Furthermore, the brassy stand and tap add the right amount of luxury feel.

This all white dining space has such a pop character due to the splashes of color in patterned pillows, images and decor.

Image by DFS Co. Plc (via). Geometric patterns and colors make this space more poised and funky at the same time.

Geometric patterns in soft textiles combined with and in juxtaposition to solid blocks of deep, saturated colors is like a clash between boho and French urban chic…And yes, that’s one clash I’m totally signing up for. It’s going to be bold, fresh, edgy and somewhat out of my comfort zone, but why not?!

What’s your take on this? Can you see yourself endorsing this geometry-based trend? Let me know…

yours,

Velvet's signature at the end of the post

7 comments

Leave a Reply