How to use geometric prints well in your home

Geometric prints

We are of course lovers of all things timeless here at So Cosy, but it is important to note that classic doesn’t necessarily translate as ‘plain’ in the quest to decorate your home with style and substance for the long haul. Pattern has always had a part to play in our homes. Its roots go back much further than you may think too as botanical artist and surface pattern designer Katia Galante details:

“Patterns have been an essential part of human culture for centuries, serving as a means of communication, decoration, and artistic expression. Throughout history, different civilizations and cultures have developed unique patterns that reflect their values, beliefs, and aesthetics. From intricate mosaics in ancient Rome to delicate Chinese porcelain, the world is a tapestry woven with diverse historical patterns.”

Pattern comes in many forms and has many functions as a result. It has been used for thousands of years to express, excite and enthuse, and geometric prints are amongst the oldest patterns around.

In this blog post, we take a closer look at geometric art and its history, and how you can showcase your love of geometry subtly through interior design.

A brief introduction to the geometric print

The very meaning of geometric has evolved with the times. It’s now a catch-all term for designs that use shape or line in either a symmetrical, regular or abstract way. Despite their longstanding history, geometric prints and patterns remain popular, with their versatility making them features in homes of all styles and sizes.

The benefits of using geometric prints and patterns within the home are many. Whether used on a small or large scale, geometry can add dimension and colour as well as create a powerful or subtler statement across modern and traditional schemes alike.

The history of geometric patterns

Geometric patterns and prints are as old as time itself. The earliest can be traced back to 6000 BCE, when geometric prints formed the foundation for the design of patterned pottery and other decorative motifs.

Whether used as seasonal patterns or lifelong staples, geometric accessories have always been found in society, and they’ve become brighter and bolder with every era.

Geometric patterns

Using geometric prints at home

As we touched on earlier, you don’t have to go particularly big or particularly bold to make an impact with geometric print. They can be used as little or as often as you’re comfortable with, and that’s one of the reasons why it has been a home decorating favourite for centuries.

Striking, flexible and unforgettably shapely, geometric prints can be used in any room of the home to inspire beautiful interior design that keeps your humble abode on trend for longer. If you’re new to geometric prints or looking to complement a more timeless and traditional scheme, incorporate in small doses, experiment and have fun!

Your choice of soft furnishings is the ideal way to share your love of geometry. Embrace iconic, statement patterns in classic colours, sumptuous textures, and long lasting and sustainable materials (like natural wool and linen) for the best results.

Shop our geometric goodies today

Here at So Cosy, we love playing with pattern to ensure harmony for homes looking to make a subtle statement. Many of our designs use geometric prints, with our Madrid Cushion and Dane blankets just some of the cosy creations that use pattern to perfection.

Shop our full range today to discover more pretty patterned homewares and accessories.