I’m in love with the shape of you!
Although geometry traditionally belongs in maths class, it has more recently become a very popular term with interior design principles. Much like the lessons from maths class, angles, spaces, design and measurements also play a big part in the principles of interior design.
Using geometric shapes can create a dynamic space in a home, give an interior space a personality and add character. Bathroom Butler spoke to Hannah Lord from HEID Interior Design who love adding geometric shapes into the spaces they work with as it can either create a bold, sophisticated and / or modern look or soften a space with the use of softer, more ornate type patterns.
Bathroom Butler take a look at some popular shapes currently being experimented with in the bathroom.
According to Architecture. Art. Design; the chevron – or zigzag pattern dates back to 1800 B.C. It has also been used for decades to indicate rank in the military (specifically the English Arms) and is a pattern which is often used in architectural, and interior design. Chevron patterns can be used on walls, floors or with accessory items that create powerful, sophisticated spaces that can easily be integrated with classic styles. For a bolder chevron focal point, use contrasting colours and don’t be afraid to offset these against coloured bathroom accessories.
The fish scale shape is very on trend for 2018 as designers use the outdoors to inspire indoor design. “This aquatic trend brings the soothing, oceanic movement into any space with the repetitive, overlapping pattern reminiscent of rolling waves. This unique shape is particularly eye-catching and provides designers with an extremely versatile décor aspect that can be brought in through ceramic tiles, wallpaper and textures,” says Leading Architecture. HEID Interior Design‘s use of the fish scale design pattern was inspired by protea petals which work beautifully with rose gold, antique bronze, stainless or brushed steel bathroom accessories.
The hexagon shape boasts numerous meanings and has proven popular through many different eras of our time. The first, and possibly most obvious is the honeycomb, by which this shape is also known. Charles Darwin says that the ‘hexagon is absolutely perfect in economizing labour and wax’ hence the bees shape choice for their honey-making.
The hexagon also holds a certain historical religious meaning too. The Christian faith believes this six-sided shape channels the departure from life – the journey and other religions believe the hexagon represents the six days of creation. This shape is also used to reference the aromatic compound, benzene in organic chemistry. This shape became really popular in the 1960s from an interior design perspective and continues to dominate design trends of the modern day.
Geometric shapes and lines
Other, more common shapes associated with geometry are triangles (and there are a host of different types), circles, squares, rectangles and ovals to name a few. These can be used effectively in an interior space to make dreary – dynamic, boring – bold and featureless – fun!
Using different patterns next to one another is also another bold design choice, although to allow the space to flow, remember to repeat the patterns or select colours that link the patterns together.
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