Trending Now: Geometric Patterns

Recently, I thought it would be fun to create a post about the different design and decor elements that seem to be gaining momentum.  I found so many fun examples of the things on my trending list…plus discovered a few more hot items…that I decided this stuff was just too good for one post.  I started by introducing current trends that are inspired by nature.  Keep watching for more “Trending Now” topics to come as I pinpoint the things we’re loving right now in blogland.

Geometrics are the patterns that we’re craving in 2013.  Chevron is still a favorite, but it’s being joined by more shapes that have strong lines and simple colors.  Herringbone, honeycomb, and fishscale patterns are growing in popularity.  Interestingly, these three clean-lined patterns have their roots back in nature–so it’s not surprising that with our recent willingness to  bring the outdoors in, we’d be drawn to these nature-based shapes.

Pattern Trend Pinterest Pic


Geometric Patterns in Home Decor:


This pleasing hexagonal pattern takes it’s cue from the industrious bee.  While it isn’t round, this shape shares some proportional similarities to the circle, making it a more masculine alternative to the classic polka dot.

 Urban Outfitters honeycomb light

Honeycomb Pendant Light | Urban Outfitters


Honeycomb Hexagon Wall @ Vintage Revivals-2[2]

This Mandilicious wall is to DIE for! | Vintage Revivals

Design Sponge honeycomb stencil

Honeycomb Stenciled Wall | Design Sponge

Positively Splendid honeycomb lamp

Honeycomb Lampshade | Positively Splendid

A Beautiful Mess honeycomb shelves

Honeycomb Shelves | A Beautiful Mess

Project Girl honeycomb rug

Honeycomb Rug | The Project Girl


This pattern is similar to chevron, but since the repeating colors aren’t in unbroken line, it comes off a little more natural and calming.  Note that it’s gaining popularity as an option in flooring and tile. 

Remodelaholic herringbone ceiling

Herringbone Ceiling | The Sweetest Digs featured at Remodelaholic

Remodelaholic herringbone laundry room

Herringbone Laundry Room | Design Build Love featured at Remodelaholic

Design Dump herringbone tile floor

Herringbone Kitchen Floor | Design Dump

Young House Love herringbone tile

Herringbone Tiled Fireplace | Young House Love

Honey Bear Lane herringbone dresser

Herringbone Dresser | Honeybear Lane

Fish Scale

Speaking of fish…the pattern made by fish scales is simply beautiful, and we’ve all noticed.  I wanted to stencil the walls in my last house, and we ran out of time so now let’s just see what other great inspiration there is.

Stencil Box Fishscale

Fish Scale Stenciled Wall | Stencil Boss

Houzz fish scale tile

Fish Scale Tiles | Houzz

Houzz fish scale wall art

Fish Scale Wall Art | Houzz

Nellie Bellie fish scale wall

Fish Scale Wall with Pops of Color | Nellie Bellie featured at Remodelaholic

Etsy fishscale art

Silhouette with Fish Scale | Etsy


This is a classic pattern that’s been revived over and over again throughout this century.  

Create & Babble houndstooth stencil

DIY Houndstooth Stencil | Create & Babble

Circa Dee houndstooth painted dresser

Pink Houndstooth Dresser | Circa Dee featured at Remodelaholic

Jilly & Mia houndstooth monogram

Houndstooth Monogram | Jilly & Mia

Honey & Fitz houndstooth chair

Houndstooth Chair Makeover | Honey & Fitz


Although the arrow isn’t a pattern, it’s a strong geometric element that fits in with these pattern trends.  


Love the family picture collage from | A Place For Us

Houzz arrow vase

Arrows in a Vase | Houzz

Thompson Family vintage arrow decor

Vintage Arrow Decor | Thompson Family

One Kings Lane arrow wall decor

Arrow Wall Decor | One Kings Lane

Making Home Base stenciled arrow pillow

Stenciled Arrow Pillow | Making Home Base


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  1. I admit I used to like the chevron patterns but now that I see them everywhere and on everything I am really burned out on it.