Hello, all! It's Mari here from Design Shuffle, a social networking site for designers and design enthusiasts. It's a fabulous place to explore interior design. As a writer for Design Shuffle, I get to visit lovely online places like Ador to share some of my favorite rooms.
Today's guest post is about squares and stripes in décor. We love the look of geometric patterns in interior spaces—and they are seen everywhere, on the floor, the walls, the ceiling and in furnishings and decorative accessories. As you pour over the interior design photos on your favorite blogs and websites, notice all the squares and stripes. It will only take and minute because they're immediately visible and you'll have so much fun. How about starting with these eight images we've brought to share with you? Enjoy!
Adding squares and stripes is so easy with carpet tiles like these striped squares from Flor. Beautiful in just about any room, I think they're perfect for spaces with modern style.
Stripes are perfect for living room designs. This contemporary office is surrounded by wide stripes. Painting all four walls in such high-contrast stripes is not for the faint of heart, but it does look lovely in this masculine space.
A doorway draped in black and white stripes leads to this lovely little dining nook with fireplace. Purple planters add perfect pops of color.
Looking for dining room design ideas? Crisp and fresh, this contemporary dining room is all dressed up and ready for dinner. Red and white stripes of varying widths is daring, but oh so beautiful. Add a buffet in glossy deep yellow and the word that comes to mind is jubilant. Not ready to use this many stripes? It would be easy to choose just one or two of these colorful decorating ideas.
More wide stripes show up in this eclectic bath. These yellow and white ones go up the wall and onto the ceiling. I love the star-studded mirror that repeats the yellow and white theme.
How perfect is this big, bold and beautiful plaid taffeta floor-length tablecloth? It's definitely a creative use of squares in décor.
This gigantic gallery fills a wall with color and squares. Choosing identical frames for square artwork makes for big visual impact against a red background
One of the masters of squares and stripes, Jean Paul Gaultier shows how joyful he feels about the lovely contemporary furnishings he designs. Decorative cushions and pillows are perhaps the easiest way to add squares and stripes to your interior designs. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Stripes are one of the hottest trends this year! What do you think about them? Need more inspiration? Check out Design Shuffle to find the best designs from top Los Angeles interior designers, New York interior designers and many others!