If you’re home is craving an interior pick-me-up, look to the walls as a place to make a statement. Geometric design brought the ~cool~ back to wallpaper, while adding endless possibilities to tile, wood, and stonework. The optically illusive style is full of movement and depth; a cure for bare walls that have been begging you for more.
From contemporary tumbling blocks to earthy green tiles, these geometric wall ideas will make your most boring spaces feel brilliant.
In this Moroccan dining area, the floors and one wall are covered in geometric Baguette tiles, while two other walls are painted with abstract murals reflecting the same colors and shapes.
In artist David Kaihoi's East Village apartment, the entrance hall's playfully dizzying wallpaper was hand-painted, with a wooden floor design to match.
In an SF bachelor pad designed by Emilie Munroe, a dining room's bright blue ceiling hovers above walls sheathed in a custom geometric pattern. The wallpaper is from a series of nine landscape photographs, repeated and rendered in black and white.
In an 18th-century Marrakech medina's airy guest bedroom, a vintage Italian bed is backed by a coral and blue tiled wall.
In the study of globe-trotters Malcolm Carfrae and John Wattiker's gorgeous NYC bachelor pad, an oxblood sofa pairs with a burgundy Kelly Wearstler wall-covering, which stands out without feeling overly bold; a moment of excitement in an otherwise refined space.
In the Marrakech home of Popham Design founders Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes’s, the living room's black and white tiles feature an eclectic squiggle pattern, which extends from the floors up to the accent wall.
In the 2019 Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, a funky guest suite by Peter Dunham is enlivened with walls sheathed in cubist Collage fabric, servinb as a graphic backdrop for the modern art on display.
In the garden room of a New Orleans Manse, the walls are covered in floor-to-ceiling trellises, which were painted in Archive by Farrow & Ball. The three-dimensional trellis pattern's geometric vibe was grounded by a rich manila hue; an appropriate choice in the vintage, Georgian-style space.
Earthy green and pale pink tiles extend from the floors of this master bath up to the walls of the shower, creating unity and flow in the serene space.
In a layered and laid-back Bridgehampton home, a guest bedroom's walls are clad in a summery blue leaves. The earthy look is given a geometric vibe with a subtle diamond pattern.
In an ocean-inspired guest bathroom, the walls and ceiling are covered in hexagonal, two-toned tiles, which boast a calming geometric design.