The Geometric Summer Interior Trend With Blinds Hut

19 May 2017

I am an interiors person, through and through. I'm easily sucked into homeware shops or homeware aisles, and my Future Home Pinterest board is something to behold. Pretty much every aspect of designing a room interests me - wall colours, furniture placement and feng shui, but to name a few. So when the lovely people at Blinds Hut got in touch with me and asked if I'd like to take part in their summer interior trends campaign, I couldn't say 'yes' quick enough, especially after how much I enjoyed taking part in their Mother's Day campaign earlier in the year. I didn't have to rack my brain very hard to think of the trend I wanted to talk to you all about, as I'm head over heels for all the geometric items that are currently hitting the shelves. I've always been a big lover of bold prints that feature shapes and patterns, so this seemed like the ideal trend for me. Seriously, I'm such a zig-zag and triangle girl!

One area of interiors that really interests me is accessorising. As a student that has lived in University halls and rented accommodation, accessorising my space became quite important to me, as it made the places that I lived in feel more like 'me'. I was able to inject a little bit of my personality into my halls room by stringing up fairy lights and my mum made me some gorgeous monochrome cushions for my rented accommodation to add a bit of life. If you're not able to paint the walls or buy new furniture for your living space, whether it be University halls, a rented flat or even your parents' home, accessorising is the perfect way to leave your stamp. Now, let's have a chat about how you can incorporate geometry into your home accessories!

Add squish to the space
As I previously mentioned, cushions are an ideal addition to add a bit of life to the space. If you've got some plain bedding and you'd like to add a pop of colour and geometry, this Prismatic Cushion from Dunelm would look great! Or maybe you love the idea of getting on board with the geometry trend, but you don't want anything too overwhelming, in which case, this Ochre Oval Woven Geometric Cushion from Next will work for you. Not only does scattering cushions on your bed or sofa add more comfort, but by mixing textures, you can create a focal point in the room and add a bit of luxury. This Geometric Cushion from George at ASDA is ridiculously fun and loud, and this Geometric Decorative Pillow from Etsy is a bit more subtle, but features trendy colours.
Light it up
Another way that you can easily incorporate the geometric trend into your space this summer is through lighting. You're probably thinking 'Olivia, what the heck are you on about?' but just take a look at this Copper-Effect Wire Lamp from George at ASDA and tell me you don't love it. You're getting a stunning geometric stand in copper, the colour that everyone has been loving, and industrial design, which would add a real edge to any room. If you're not looking for edge, but something much more soft, then why not pop a tealight in one of these Hexagon Candle Holders from Etsy or these Concrete Geometric Candle Holders from Folksy? Both are so Instagrammable and would look gorgeous on a coffee table, maybe positioned next to these Geometric Heart Coasters, also from Folksy. But if you're somewhere in between wanting an edge and a soft look, like I am, I think you'll love this Rose Gold Metal Tea Light Holder from ASOS. Again, you'd get all the likes on Instagram whilst still bringing a little bit of industrial design to the room, as well as geometry. That's a winner in my books!

Put the 'fun' in functional
Something that I love in a product is functionality. It's all well and good having something that looks really beautiful and doesn't do anything, but I sway more towards items that are actually useful. One area of the home that this particularly applies to is the kitchen. I'll cover every other room in random little nick-nacks and odd bits, but the kitchen is where I need functionality. That doesn't mean that we can't have gorgeous geometric items though, as you'll see if you take a look at this Metal Napkin Holder from H&M. This thing looks great, with it's triangular shape and alternating lines, but it can also be used to hold napkins, letters or recipe printouts! Storage items are something else that I'm constantly on the look-out for to add to my kitchen, so this Set Of 3 Geo Storage Jars from Next is right up my street! Can't you just imagine filling them up with sugar or tea bags? These Geometric Wooden Boxes from NotOnTheHighStreet are also fab because you can fill them up with all sorts of goodies and transport them easily with the handle cutouts, all while still being on that geometric trend with the soft paint colours.

Adorn your walls
If you have the ability to add wall decor to your space, then you can definitely take advantage of this with the geometric trend. There are so many large pieces that are designed to be used on a wall, like decals and statement wallpaper, but if you want something simple and inexpensive, there is an abundance of art prints available to buy that you can put up. The beauty of prints is that you can either put them in a frame for a neat look, or stick them up with blu-tack or washi tape for a more DIY effect. One of my favourite prints is this Blue Grey Rose Gold Triangle Geometric Print from Etsy as it's so muted, yet it could make such a statement on a bare wall. If you don't want to buy a print, why not make your own geometric artwork? Maybe you're not into artwork (I mean, who isn't), so perhaps you could hang up an interesting mirror, like this Hexagonal Framed Mirror from The Range. Not only can you use a mirror, but it also gives a bit of dimension to a room. Paired with mirrors in other shapes, you could create a real statement! If you're not able to put things up on your wall for whatever reason, don't despair! There are a ton of cool, geometric frames that you can put on a coffee table or a bedside table, like this Geo Pink and White Photo Frame from Paperchase.
Bring the outdoors in
Last, but certainly not least, why not bring the geometric trend into your home whilst also bringing in the outdoors? In my opinion, a space feels so much more comfortable and alive if there are plants. Maybe that's just me, but there are a lot of gorgeous terrariums on the market right now that can help you add some greenery to the room, as well as be on trend. One of my favourites is this Oil Slick Terrarium from Urban Outfitters. I love the diamond-esque shape and the awesome, duochrome colour of the frame. There's also this Square Geometric Terrarium Kit from Etsy that comes with an air plant (spoiler: they don't require too much work), which allows you to design your own tiny garden for your home. While I love plants, I'm a bit rubbish at looking after them, so if you're like me, maybe you'd be better off with fake plants in a geometric terrarium, like this one from George at ASDA. As long as no one touches the plant, no one will know it's fake! There's also this Gold Metallic Artificial Spiky Plant from New Look, which is a great alternative to a terrarium. Gold is going to be big in summer too, so pairing a geometric flowerpot with a gold, metallic finish is like the ultimate in interior trends!

If you've made it to the end of this very waffly post, then well done! As you can see, I could talk for days about home accessories and scroll endlessly through online shops to find the perfect pieces. In my opinion, the geometric trend is something that will be around for a long time, not just for summer. There are so many ways to interpret the trend, like the types of shapes used, whether a pattern is involved, and the shades of colour used. You could be really loud and bold with it or really subtle, but either way, the pieces you use will be trendy all year round. My mum made me a beanbag with a grey and white zig-zag pattern, and I've never fallen out of love with it, so buying geometric pieces is an investment, in my opinion!

Thank you to Blinds Hut for inviting me to talk about interiors and my favourite summer trend. I'd love to know what you think of the geometric trend and what you think will be big in the summer!

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  1. I'm moving into res, in September, so these tips will definitely come in handy for a trendy and cozy room!

    I love the geometric patterns, particularly the items on the table in your last photo!


    1. Ooooh amazing, I'm glad it was helpful! Yes, I love those items too, particularly that gold thing, even though I'm not entirely sure what it's for x