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How to Use Geometric Fabric

12th August 2021

This guide to geometric fabric offers a great way to introduce a simple and yet strong pattern into any interior. Now that there's more choice than ever, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Here's F&P Interiors four favourite ways to use geometric fabric in interiors.

What Are the Different Types of Geometric Fabrics?

Like any patterned material, there's many different types of geometric fabric. Firstly, there's how the design is made, it can be woven, embroidered, printed or cut velvet.

There's the material it's made on or with, whether cotton, linen, silk, or wool. There's then big designs and small. There's traditional and eclectic, vintage and contemporary, and so many more.

The quickest way to pick between geometric fabric designs is to start with the colour(s). Here's four different styles to inspire your choice.

Four Ways to Style Geometric Fabric

1. Tone on Tone Patterns

Geometric fabric can create a pattern in one colour. The simple lines and shapes allow for a multitoned effect. This can be made through different textures or shading in a print.

This style is a wonderful alternative to a single flat block colour on a plain fabric. Larger furniture is a great way to use these fabrics in interiors.

These can then be used alongside other patterns, textures, and complementing or contrasting colours. The chic design prevents the geometric pattern from overwhelming a room and instead it completes it.

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2. Simply Classic Creations

Black and white geometric fabric makes for a monochrome colour combination that can easily be matched in interiors. It's a retro look that never goes out of style.

That's not the only pairing that can create this style. Other colours with a white, off-white or cream are great for building a scheme around.

These geometric fabric designs update old school angles with a fresh twist. It's the ideal option for more traditional and understated interiors.

Demure and elegant styles of material can then see the main colour repeated in the room. Pastels and spring time shades result in a light and breezy space. Meanwhile, darker and richer tones can bring an Art Deco twist to interiors.

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3. Going Grey

When in doubt, go grey. Grey colour schemes offer so many options to built colour on. A room with an existing focal colour can then be matched, and paired with grey in a geometric pattern, for a sophisticated design.

This includes a dark colour or a light one; a large design or small. Start with another colour in the room and go from there.

For a muted and understated look use earthy tones alongisde grey. This will balance the geometric pattern, regardless of its size.

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4. All-Out Multicoloured Materials

Uniform shapes allow for more experimentation without being messy or overly avant garde. They can instead create fun looks and flawlessly eclectic interiors. Young modern spaces are particularly suited to this fun look.

Colourful geometric fabric designs make outstanding drapes and unique armchairs. There's also a trend for using a favourite pattern on the back of an occasional chair. This adds a burst of colour and extra character to any space.

To style these materials use each colour of the geometric fabric in accents around the room. A little here, a little there. The room is then tied together and kept in balance.

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