Keep your room from falling flat. Geometric projects add dimension and depth to any style in any space.
Get a refresh from high school math class with decorating projects inspired by geometry.
SHAPE SHIFTING The geometric throw pillows, below, may look complicated but are actually easy handiwork when you use a 3-D template, or shape net. Our favorite design? The sour-cream-packet pillow shape, crafted from a single rectangle of fabric, that recalls your school lunch tray on baked potato day. Tip: Stuffing your pillow with a down-alternative batting results in a perfectly huggable pillow shape. We used some foam in the prism (biggest) pillow to make it stiff.
ANOTHER DIMENSION Bring bling into the living room with a showstopping metallic art piece, above and opposite. Inspired by a mod necklace, the project is made of inexpensive sheet metal squares joined by jump rings (usually used in jewelry making) for mesmerizing movement and fluidity. Hang it from drapery hardware for a tapestrylike installation. PRO TIP Use the cheaper sheet metal that pros use for HVAC work. The more expensive metal is harder to bend.
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