The stark shapes and simple lines of geometric structures are making their way into our homes – and we love it. This trend is a great way to add visual interest to rooms, and to make a strong statement with striking pieces. Follow these tips to get the trend just right.

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• This trend isn’t just about furniture or accessories, says Lizelle de Villiers of Knus Online Furniture and Home Décor. It can even be incorporated into greenery: for example, she says, blend geometric wreaths (which double as a table setting or wall art) with soft air plants to introduce a soft, natural element.
• Neutral colours like black and white are the best options for this trend. Add emphasis and accent with metallics.
• Don’t go overboard. De Villiers says it’s best to keep patterns simple and to avoid using too many at once.
• Be wary of falling into the trend trap. Too many pieces, and your home will look like a brochure, De Villiers warns. Try to keep a limit of just three geometric items per room.
• Feel free to play, says Claire Robertson, head of Woolworths Design Homeware. Experiment by mixing monotone and multicoloured geometrics, or achieve a quirky look with a blend of large and small geometrics.

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• Accessories often hold the key to this trend. For instance, your old sofa will get an instant update with the addition of a geometric scatter. Alternatively, throw in a geometric rug. Nesting tables also work well here.
• Remember that patterns work especially well against a plain or textured background.
• Geometric placemats, crockery and table cloths can add a modern touch to the dining room. Muted neutrals can be very dramatic in this setting, especially if there is just a single pop of colour.
• Geometrics are extremely effective in the bedroom, Robertson advises. Opt for bedding in shades of grey or, for a truly eye-catching look, choose bright, bold colours.
• Using geometrics in negative corners can help to break sharp lines. Try a white pot plant stand in the corner of a room, for instance.
• Lighting can also be a stage for the trend. De Villiers suggests geometric pendant lights to soften hard lines and add a glamorous hint of art deco.

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