Tables, sofas, beds, dressers, area rugs etc; even the shape of our rooms are rectangular. When you have that many similar shapes, it is important to bring in another shapes to create some variety in a space. Of course, the perfect pairing with all those rectangles is a circular shape .
Nothing pleases me more than circles and spheres. I use them liberally in both my art work and in home decor. I don't consider a space complete until I have several circular shapes in a room. I have a fondness for circular tables in particular. Then there are all those objects you can find that are circular: mirrors, globes, glass spheres, clocks, ... the list is endless and there are so many ways to weave them into a space. A poke around my Pinterest vignette board revealed lots of circular motifs.
I spy with my little eye lots of ...
circles and spheres
Love the freshness of this arrangement. There's nothing like the colours of nature to attract our senses. There are circles/spheres everywhere here.
This arrangement of two circles inside a square is simplicity at its best. Our eye is drawn to the juxtaposition in both shape and colour. Isn't it interesting how contrast continually draws us? You could not sit in this room and ignore this wall.
Another circular shape overlapping a rectangle. Notice how the handles and the tufting creates visual flow? If I could wave a magic want, I would make the mirror just a tad larger.
I think the textures, light wood and circular motifs make this a very inviting room. I just want to see more of it.
Maybe you can have too much of a good thing. What do you think?
Links to all of these rooms can be found on my Pinterest site highlighted at the beginning of this post.
How do you feel about circles. Do you consciously use them when decorating?