Painting and upcycling furniture has never been so popular. From creating an aged patina for a shabby chic effect or bringing preloved pieces into the modern day with bright colours, painting furniture can revive and bring life back tired items that would previously have been destined for the tip.


And the trend doesn't stop at block colours or distressed effects - why not upgrade your furniture with funky, eye-catching geometric patterns? These bold shapes might seem like a daunting prospect for an amateur painter, but making use of tape and stencils will help you create your statement piece with confidence. And don't forget, you can always paint over your mistakes and start afresh!

Don't let your imagination stop with paint, either, as you could also use wallpaper to decoupage the furniture or gold leafing to add some bling

Whatever your idea, being bold and brave with geometric designs can truly bring spectacular rewards - just take a look below to get inspired!

10 geometric patterned furniture ideas

Aleksandra Kulczycka geometric furniture

We love these designs (above and below) from furniture upcycler (or should that be furniture artist) Aleksandra Kulczycka from Norway

'I mostly work with 'hopeless cases' furniture that are thrown or given away for free', she says. 'It's a lot of extra fixing and repairs, but reuse is very important for me.'

Check out her Instagram and website for more beautiful images of her work

Aleksandra Kulczycka geometric design

These sizzling ombré drawers in retro neon tones were painted by Dublin-based @colourfulsaz. She also created the retro-influenced drawers below, which pay homage to the pastels of the 1950s. Check out her other work at her website: colourfulsaz

This simple but stylish design from @colourfulsaz is not only one of the easiest to try out yourself, at also makes a serious impact. Use one colour and natural wood as a contrast, as shown above, or why not pair two of your favourite colours for even more of a statement?

Got an old set of nesting tables in need of a modern makeover? Scottish Borders-based creator Jen Felton injects new life into furniture by hand painting colourful, unique designs through her business Happy Retro Furniture. Every table in this set is individual, but each piece shares a unifying colour scheme.
Take a look at her Instagram account @happyretrofurniture for more ideas and inspiration - and get in touch with Jen to discuss bespoke commissions!

We all know that when it comes to decor, sometimes less is more - see how this simple touch of colour and pattern elevates a plain coffee table into something truly original. From CraigsideDesigns, priced £360.

If you enjoyed the Union Jack bunting we saw everywhere this summer to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, why not continue to pay tribute to Cool Britannia with a Union Jack patterned table, as demonstrated by the experts at FrogTape above.

We love the stylish mid-century vibes of this record cupboard on hairpin legs from Etsy seller KaishuFurniture, priced at £337.


This idea from the experts at FrogTape instantly upgrades a simple shelf/desk and is perfect for adding a pop of pattern a Scandi decor scheme or white living room .


Debbie GrahamSenior digital editor

Debbie Graham is the senior digital editor for YourHomeStyle, and is passionate about vintage interiors. In her free time she loves nothing better than scouring second-hand and vintage shops for bargains and upcycling projects. Her home is a Victorian house that is a bit of a project and when she's not putting buckets under leaks you can find her painting and patching