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 December 2016

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Square and rectangular shapes can sharpen your decorating plan.

Consider beautiful design elements with squared-off edges.

Often we think about soft, rounded shapes as the only design aesthetic, especially for home décor. However, an interior design look based on sharp edges, with square, rectangular and trapezoidal shapes, can be equally beautiful and comfortable. Square edges give a sense of symmetry, order and stability, calming an interior look into a sense of harmony.


Squares and rectangles can be just the right angle for your interior plan. Think sharp edges, with no curves, no fuss and no frills. Imagine clean, simple and sophisticated lines. Home furnishing elements can be very beautiful when they have no rounded edges at all, helping create a very elegant look.


You might think squared-off design elements can only complement a minimalist style, but that’s not true. You can go ultra contemporary, mid-century modern or very traditional, such as Shaker, mission, colonial, or arts and craft styles. Leaving off the curved surfaces, swirled ornamentation and cut-out rounded patterns will simplify your décor and lend a sense of peace and serenity to your home.


Think right angles for:

  • Upholstered furniture including sofas, easy chairs and ottomans

  • Tables, including dining tables, coffee tables and end tables

  • Window fashions

  • Shelving

  • Plumbing fixtures and door hardware


Eliminate the fussiness in your furniture and square up your home decor with a focus on sharp-edged shapes. It's the perfect angle for a tranquil home environment!

© 2016 Hunter Douglas

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