Taking Shape: Geometric Furniture for the Modern Home

Geometric shapes cultivate a comforting sense of completion in a home with their grid-like precision and repeating patterns, fitting squarely (no pun intended) into midcentury modern, modern industrial or ultramodern design themes. Some of the most versatile geometric prints and shapes include diamonds, hexagons, stripes or Greek key patterns, HGTV explains.

The geometric look can be incorporated in small doses through unassuming fabric patterns and accents, or you can go big with geometric-shaped furnishings and whole-room wallpaper. Here are some excellent examples of geometric furniture to inspire your own decorating:

Geometric Wood Furnishings

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The Permutohedron Side Table by Thomas Hayes Studio

We love the idea of abandoning traditional side tables for works of art like these hexagonal pieces, which would serve equally well as eclectic seating options or functional side tables to be topped with books or lamps. The gem-like facets show off the character of the wood, which is pictured above in dark walnut, but is also available in natural walnut as well as dark and light rosewood.

Geometric-Industrial Furnishings

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Milo Baughman Geometric Coffee Table

You can combine geometric styling with modern industrial design through the use of tough metals like the bronze rods used in this geometric coffee table. The glass top offers the advantage of allowing the eye to focus on the beautiful grid design of the table base — or even a statement rug beneath. With a piece like this, the eye sees a different aspect depending on which point in the room you are standing.

Geometric Patterns

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Jonah Armchair from Made.com with Hexagonal-Weave Pattern

The hexagonal patterns of the fabric on the chairs and accompanying footstools above create a lovely effect. We love how these chairs blend the geometric tend with midcentury modern design—the gentle curves of the chairs give off a contemporary flair while clearly echoing the mod design of the ‘60s.

Geometric Shelving

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Distressed Grey Bookshelf from Coleman Furniture

Another way to incorporate geometric elements in your home is through shelving. This book case draws the eye through both its own form and the assorted treasures it holds.

Final Touches

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Sizzling Colors Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp in Dove Gray from Shades of Light

You can finish off a geometric design with multi-faceted lamp bases and vases, geometric-print throw pillows and even paperweights and candlesticks. The lamp above comes in a variety of neutral and jewel tones to fit any color scheme.

Do you have any geometric pieces in your home? Tell us about them in the comments below!


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(Photos from top to bottom via ThomasHayesStudio.com; DouglasRosin.com; Made.com; ColmanFurniture.com; and ShadesOfLight.com)

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