Geometric patterns have been making waves in the fashion world for quite some time and with eager anticipation they have now made their way into interior design to form a fully established trend with an international influence – Aztec. Featuring opulent colours, sumptuous fabrics and a splash of tribal designs the Aztec trend is hot on trend for 2014.
Here’s how to get the look in your home…
(Aztec inspiration: check out our Pinterest board for links to original sources)
Choosing your colours
Strong colour choices form the base of any interior design theme and will influence every accessory, textile and furniture item that follows. The beauty of this seasons Aztec trend is that it can be adapted to suit almost any colour. The colour choices that work particularly well in this theme are bright purples and red tones combined with more earthy colours such as browns, beige and even gold. Other bright colours such as vivid yellows and oranges, azure blues and tropical greens can also bring a bright and illuminating feel to your interior.
The key to creating a successful Aztec interior theme is to create an earthy, traditional and authentic feel with complimentary furniture and decor. Oak furniture provides a warm and light ambiance and a neutral colour that fits perfectly with the Aztec geometric style. Chunky, angular furniture will compliment the textile patterns and traditional tones of this interior theme. If you would prefer a darker more rustic selection of furniture then mahogany tones will also compliment the Aztec theme and will bring out the brown and russet hues found in traditional Aztec interiors.
The finishing touches
Floors, furnishings and accessories will add the final finishing touches to any interior and often carry the largest splash of colour and pattern within your chosen room. Accessories can be changed over time so that you can change the colour tones of your interior depending on your tastes. Bright geometric patterns will bring a splash of colour and energy to any interior and can be brought out using cushions, lighting, throws and Aztec influenced prints.
There are lots of places you can pick up African or Aztec influenced accessories, but if you want something really authentic then think about hitting the markets next time you’re on holiday somewhere hot. Tunisia, Morocco or of course South America are all great areas to pick up original handmade tribal masks, paintings or throws that can really add the finishing touch to your Aztec inspired home.