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50 Modern Kitchen Designs That Use Unconventional Geometry

While traditional kitchen styles tend to emphasize material and color palettes, modernist designers are exploring the world of unconventional geometric design and creative framing. The kitchens in this post range from futurist styles based on sharp asymmetric polygons, all the way to otherwise classic compositions that break the mold by emphasizing innovative uses of proportion and shape – bold and subtle in turn. Many of these spaces sit on the high end of the luxury spectrum but others employ simple tricks that any handy DIY enthusiast can use. Which modern kitchen is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!

Visualizer: Visual Method   

Let’s start with something totally out of the ordinary. This kitchen builds off uniquely angled architecture with a trapezoidal island. The result is a surreal environment that turns spatial perception on its head.

Visualizer: Anton Li   

While the rest of this kitchen enjoys the clean lines of an ordinary modernist style, the chaotic folded angles of the island pack a strong futurist punch. The kitchen stools are a perfect complement.

Visualizer: Cristian Gentile   

Gorgeous! L-shaped cabinet faces bring this kitchen design to the next level. Variations in texture and depth bring life to the otherwise simple surfaces.

Visualizer: U6 Studio   

Here’s another kitchen that carves character into ordinary features. The color palette is classic, but the distinctive shapes give the cabinetry a perfectly contemporary attitude.

Source: Poliform  

Unconventional geometric designs are a fantastic way to create a focal point within minimalist compositions. This angled kitchen island and breakfast bar combination offers striking contrast to the clean lines that dominate the rest of the interior.

Designer: BIG Design   
Source: Vancouver House   

This smoothly tapered kitchen island plays with light and shadow for a fluid and seamless effect. It’s a functional sculpture sure to leave a lasting impression on guests.

Visualizer: Anastasia Andryushchenko   

Designs that employ carefully considered geometry can be subtle as well. This one uses wood and contrast to strike a sense of balance between the cabinetry and the staggered island in the foreground.

Visualizer: 3D World Renderings   

Symmetry and contrast play an important role in this kitchen. Even the refrigerator uses matching wood cladding for a seamless design.

Architect: i29 Architects   

How cool is this? Cabinetry yields to small windows that allow a look at the contents, an interesting alternative to the more typical open shelving approach employed with the spice racks in the back.

Designer: Charlotte Raynaud Studio   

A curvaceous staircase and sharp iceberg shaped kitchen island are a match made in heaven. The contrast between modern white surfaces and traditional wood cabinetry adds even more depth to this unique kitchen design.

Visualizer: Cristian Gentile   

Retro and contemporary accents come together in perfect harmony. The unconventional geometry is fairly easy to overlook, consisting of creatively arranged upper cabinets and the careful use of repetition.

Visualizer: Tung Le   

Balance is such an underutilized aspect of kitchen design. This one uses wood elements straddled on either side of the tall cabinets, with horizontal and vertical lines reaching a beautiful equilibrium.

Source: Snaidero  

Faint patterns on the grey cabinet faces, nested rectangles, and a sharply trapezoidal range hood are just a few of the features that speak to a low-key appreciation of creative geometric composition.

Visualizer: Gabriel Vel   

Heavy emphasis on linear forms defines this kitchen, but the occasional chaotic accent keeps things lively. The distinctive lights above the island are from the AIM series by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Visualizer: Ngurah Arya   

Next up is a series of kitchens that use rather conventional geometric techniques. This one relies on linear forms but shakes things up with curved Eames dining chairs.

Visualizer: Iqosa  

This kitchen uses the same curvaceous chair technique as the previous kitchen. This time, rounded pendant lights further the contrast between the organic and the linear.

Visualizer: Jan Wadim   

Backsplash and cabinetry use vertical lines, while the kitchen island and breakfast table combination embrace the same horizontal grain as the low media table. The rounded chair and light combination shows up again.

Visualizer: Vic Nguyen   

Even though this kitchen and dining arrangement may seem universal, other shapes like cones and cylinders define the upper half of the visual plane. The Tolix-inspired stools seem to match the flair of the Aplomb pendants.

Designer: Arent & Pyke   

Fluid marble veining offers an impressive counterpoint to the rigid lines of the cabinetry and kitchen alcove. Material contrast is always an interesting way to break up an arrangement that feels too structured.

Visualizer: Anastasia Andryushchenko   

You can’t go wrong with clean lines. This minimalist kitchen plays the balance game very carefully. Following the floor tiles and the alignment of top and bottom cabinet, it’s easy to see this kitchen didn’t abuse symmetry but instead used alignment to create a sense of visual tension that works very well here.

Designer: Helen Baranova  
Visualizer: Vitaliy Bozhenov   

And here’s another kitchen that seems very simple at first glance but makes good use of proportion and division to generate visual interest.

Architect: 3XA  

Straight lines, curved chairs, and rounded pendant lights will remain a winning combination. Contrasting accents always work wonders to break down boundaries in a kitchen theme.

Designer: Piotr Matuszek & Gosia Czarny  

While this kitchen is extra minimalistic, it takes advantage of the open plan to draw attention to the geometric wallpaper print to the right and the organic wood grain to the left. It’s a beautifully pristine buffer zone between the two defining styles within.

Visualizer: Victor Serdobintsev   

Like the skeletons of 3D models, wire form dining chairs embody a geometric attitude by their very nature. These offer a futurist counter to the contemporary and rustic materials behind them.

Architect: Zoom Architecture   

Vertical and horizontal rectangles make up the geometric fabric of the kitchen itself, but the pendant lights punctuate the theme with their dramatic curves. They’re from the Here Comes The Sun collection by Bertrand Balas.

Visualizer: Insight Studio   

The beautiful Aplomb pendant light makes another appearance in this clean-edged kitchen. The flair of the breakfast stool legs seem to trace the conic forms with ease.

Visualizer: ZROBYM Architects   

Rectangles, lines, and the subtle curve of the stool seats make up the basic shapes of this minimalist kitchen.

Visualizer: Iqosa   

Diagonal stripes are such a rare sight in interior design! These wireframe pendant lights are a beautiful sight against their stark charcoal background.

Visualizer: Who Cares Design   

Subtle folded forms let the black dining stools and pendant lights stand out from their background. When confronted with matching shades, the effect of directional light can be a designer’s best friend.

Visualizer: Polyviz Studio   

While the sense of contrast is undoubtedly the most striking feature of this kitchen arrangement, the layered effect of the rectangular range hood is worth admiring on its own merits.

Visualizer: Lê Hoàng Nhật Nam   

Amazing patterns everywhere! From the floors to the backsplash, and even showing up in the chair styles and pendant lights, this kitchen makes its mark with dazzling tessellations and more. This is an extra fun way to approach an interior style that pays homage to the art of geometry.

Visualizer: Plasterlina  

The rectilinear dandelion gold island light doesn’t have to fight to stand out from this chocolate brown kitchen. Off to the side, a round pendant light and rug shine a spotlight on the dining cove to the left.

Visualizer: JW Renders   

Super simple! This kitchen uses dramatic layering and contrasting orientation to draw attention to the marble backsplash.

Visualizer: BURO 82   

It might take up more space, but an angled kitchen island can completely transform an open plan kitchen. The offset block construction is especially interesting, and the bold woodgrain is incredible!

Visualizer: Plasterlina  

There are so many things going on with this kitchen. The exposed beams cut across diagonally, with pendant lights cutting through the opposite way – it’s a cool and innovative approach to interior architecture.

Source: Dwell  

This kitchen island looks futuristic because it really does push boundaries. It includes high fidelity speakers and a panel with buttons to control everything from lighting to ventilation and even the curtains.

Architect: Project A01 Architects   

With elegant folds and twists, this island follows the path of the distinctive angled windows to the right. The kitchen itself is sleek and minimalistic, allowing this centerpiece to stand out as a functional sculpture.

Visualizer: Penint Design Studio   

Super sleek and well-balanced cabinetry offers a nice contrast to the smooth wooden backsplash. Curvaceous chairs shake things up in the foreground.

Visualizer: darstellungsart   

Tiles are one of the more affordable ways to add a touch of creative geometry to the kitchen. This herringbone arrangement is easy to accomplish with any long and thin tiles you can find.

Visualizer: Anna Fedyukina   

Another combination of rounded pendant lights and curvaceous chairs against a backdrop of straight clean lines – it’s important to mention that, like the tiles, this approach is affordable and easy to change later.

Visualizer: Olga Podgornaja   

And here it is again! This one also has a bright and sunny color theme for palette inspiration.

Source: SCIC  

Oversized handles bring playfully retro character to the otherwise minimalistic cabinets. What a fun look!

Visualizer: Delta Tracing   

Offset squares and rectangles take their cue from the De Stijl art movement, a style that relies on color and contrast and tends to stick with vertical and horizontal lines.

Source: SCIC  

This space proves that a kitchen doesn’t need bright colors or dazzling materials to look luxurious. The offset dining table and workspace extension really sets it apart. This setup is made in Italy, available from Scic.

Source: Snaidero  

While the brick and wood indulge a love for traditional styles, the white sink and range extension highlight great modern design and sharp geometry.

Visualizer: Mitos  

The oversized angled range hood brings art to the upper half of this futuristic kitchen. The central island seems minimalistic in comparison, but its sharp lines are impossible to ignore.

Visualizer: Azovskiy & Pahomova Architects   

Offset cylindrical pendant lights and a creative polygonal breakfast stool serve as strong focal points in this strong linear composition.

Visualizer: Konstantin Entalecev   

Straight lines and a cylindrical range hood serve as an unforgettable combination. And just check out the pairing between sky blue and seafoam green! The warm wood tones complete the carefree aesthetic.

Source: HiMacs  

Angled ceilings and the curved kitchen island prove a formidable duo. This combination is sure to delight guests, especially with the combination of ample greenery for its organic touch.

Source: Culimaat   

Smooth, distinctive, and creative – kitchen islands continue to serve as an excellent vector for nontraditional forms.

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50 Wooden Wall Decor Finds To Help You Add Rustic Beauty To Your Room

Wall art is often difficult to make distinctive. Mass-produced unless you carry bundles of cash, every home has seen a monochromatic print, printed canvas photograph or badly-drawn figurine. Why not spice up your walls with a different medium? These fifty wooden wall décor finds add the rustic, not the usual, into your home. Perfect for bathrooms, kids’ rooms, or even the main living area, they add the unexpected to a space you couldn’t find the perfect fit for. Warmth, nature, and a textile all interiors can relate to are promoted in the wooden. Have a nosy through our selection of versatile wooden wall art pieces to see what you might find.

Buy It: $50  

Rustic Wood Pallet Wall Art: The home is the heart of the family. Hang this multi-coloured piece on your kitchen wall for bonding time.

Buy It: $25  

Wooden Family Tree: Family trees have more than one meaning. This painted wood-panel tree shows love and devotion intertwined like the branches of a tree.

Buy It: $20  

Decorative Wall Arrows: Have a hard-to-navigate hallway? Sort it out with this wooden arrow showing the way.

Buy It: $42 for 3 piece set  

Distressed White Wooden Arrows: Need to decorate a beach house? Get distressed with this white painted version.

Buy It: From $4  

Wooden Alphabets: Why spell something normally, when you can spell it in wood? These distressed pieces offer the rustic to your mantelpiece.

Buy It: From $9  

Wooden Text Wall Decor: Polished and in cursive, these light-wooden room markers would suit a many-roomed small space.

Buy It: $70  

Personalized Family Name Sign: Never lose guests again, with this family home sign next to your letterbox.

Buy It: $80  

Dandelion On Wood Wall Art: Feel a touch of the whimsical, with this dandelion on wood. Blowing wishes in the wind, it’d be a great hallway or bedside table addition.

Buy It: $60  

Antiquated Map On Canvas: Although not made of wood, this canvas-map does a very good impression. Pair its worldliness with your library.

Buy It: $85  

Decorative Rustic Accent Map: See the world with this wooden map, complete with rustic accents. It could span your library or games room.

Buy It: $280  

American Map Wall Art: Are you a proud American? Let it be known with this panelled piece, finely-tuned in different wooden shades.

Buy It: $167  

USA Shaped Multi Color Pallet Wall Art: A statement piece can make a space vibrant again. Give yours an American influence, with this striped wooden map for a large wall.

Buy It: $85  

USA Flag Wall Art: Want the real deal? Get out your stars and stripes with this painted panel, perfect for a garden setting.

Buy It: $50  

States Shaped Wooden Wall Decor: Get creative with this set of states, beautifully carved into three. Teach your kids the difference between them by hanging their forms in your library or playroom.

Buy It: $275  

Wooden Mountain Range Wall Art: Minimalist and rustic, the hikers among us can’t get past this piece. Its wooden feel would add accents to a kitchen.

Buy It: $718  

Wooden Landscape Art: Feel the majesty of the mountains with this juxtaposed wood creation, resplendent in brown, white and grey. Its earthy tones could welcome in guests in your hallway.

Buy It: $64  

Herringbone Wood Pattern Christmas Tree With Lights: Get ready for Christmas with this herringbone Christmas tree, dotted with little lights. Its little details will fascinate the kids beside your mantelpiece.

Buy It: $214  

Rustic Start Pattern Made From Reclaimed Wood: See the many sides of the rustic with this reclaimed find. Using different textures with different histories, a kitchen or dining room spot could score it as a feature.

Buy It: $148  

Penrose Triangle Made From Reclaimed Wood: Oscillating dark, grey and white, this recycled piece draws in the eye. Place it above an area you want to highlight.

Buy It: From $68  

More Cool Reclaimed Wood Wall Art: Love reclaimed wood, but can’t decide on the pattern? Enjoy the benefit of choice with these geometric, striped, and interwoven designs.

Buy It: From $75  

Modern Abstract Wooden Wall Art: Love the bold look with differing lengths? These wooden creations would be perfect for a white wall in your bedroom.

Buy It: From $50  

Decorative Wooden Panels: Fans of filigree will find favour in these panels. Using carving and corks to make patterns, allow them to elongate your hallway area.

Buy It: $145  

Carved Wood Decorative Wall Art Plaque (Set Of 3): Complete as three separate parts, this filigree find has a hint of the tribal. Your dining room may enjoy its beauty.

Buy It: $340  

Hand Carved Teak Wall Art Plaque: Gift yourself a wooden rose with this teak plaque, a piece for above your dresser.

Buy It: From $40  

More Floral Carved Wood Art Plaques: Flowers take on a different beauty in natural wood. Enjoy them in a sheltered spot before your garden.

Buy It: $173  

Boyd Carved Wood Wall Decor: Mimicking a ringed tree trunk, this interesting piece could mimic your front door too, in a hallway.

Buy It: $99  

Distressed Wooden Wall Clock: Based on a tribal compass design, this etched piece is not your usual cut or shape. Make it the focal point of your living room.

Buy It: From $29  

More Wooden Wall Clocks: Stepped, square or compartmentalised, there are many ways to make a wooden clock. Find one to suit your kitchen or living room space.

Buy It: $26  

Flocking Birds Wooden Clock: Take a leaf out of this clock, to get a flock of birds. Watch them fly away in this arty piece, perfect for a teenager’s bedroom.

Buy It: $135  

Wood Wine Racks: Find a more unique way to store your wine with this wooden wine rack, drilled with 48 bottle holes.

Buy It: $64  

Handcrafted Wall Hanging Wooden Jewelry Organizer: Forget figurine-style ornaments to hold your jewellery. This wooden window design has a ledge for each and every one of your dress-up pieces.

Buy It: $18  

Frames For Artificial Succulent Arrangement: A burst of flowers is always inviting and fresh. Create the feel every day with these artificial succulent frames.

Buy It: $20  

Rustic Wooden Blocks With Heart: Wooden blocks are not just for the kids. Dot these designs around your bathroom or bedroom for maximum impact.

Buy It: $20  

Rustic Wooden Blocks With Snowflake Strings: Another Christmas treat, these blocks pave the way for Santa. Stack them on your living room table for a rustic, simple centrepiece.

Buy It: $27  

Wooden Elephant: Wood meets jungle in this bronzed elephant wall hanging, resplendent in shades of bronze. His form would fit nicely in a library area.

Buy It: $23  

Wooden Deer Head: Take a twist on the stag with this jigsaw deer head, framed in white and designed for your living room.

Buy It: From $15  

Carved Wood Animal Masks: Get animalistic with these carved wooden animal masks. Zebras, giraffes and armadillos bound around in your hallway or child’s room.

Buy It: From $15  

Carved Wood African Tribal Masks: Release your inner warrior with these tribal masks, designed to scare and intrigue. Their intricate painting and carved elements would work well in your dining area.

Buy It: From $7  

Decorative Wooden Ship Steering Wall: Add a touch of the nautical, with this polished wooden steering wheel. A space in your bathroom steers the path to a bubble bath.

Buy It: From $69  

Elephant Artwork On Reclaimed Wood: Quirky elephant home décor is trending – so why not house it on wood? These pretty etchings on oscillating panels would brighten up your kids’ bedroom or bathroom.

Buy It: $119  

Octopus Artwork On Reclaimed Wood: Made for the bathroom, this tentacled creature is a fine example of octopus home décor.

Buy It: $20  

Whale Wall Decor: Another bathroom-bound creature, this blue whale on painted wood is perfect for bathtime fun.

Buy It: $94  

Migrating Wooden Birds: All birds must fly home, these wooden versions included. Beautifully crafted with 3D features, they’d work a treat in your outdoor garden area.

Buy It: $50  

Star Wars Inspired Wooden Wall Decor: How wood you imagine Star Wars? These plaques imagined them rustic, in a range of themes great for your library or teenager’s bedroom.

Buy It: $19  

Rustic Printed Wood Bark Edge Wall Art: Feeling blessed? Make it known with this bark edge wall art, a feature for the bedroom.

Buy It: $10 each  

Rustic Wooden Wall Signs: Perfect as a gift, these rustic wall signs have all the special words you want to say.

Buy It: $60  

Wooden Wall Decor For Kids Room: Words of wisdom and learning are often lost in modern times. Bring them back with these white-painted sayings for your kids’ bedroom.

Buy It: $28  

Laundry Room Wall Decor: Don’t forget the laundry! These three wall plaques put the fun back into washing.

Buy It: $7  

Large Scrabble Tiles: Know someone who loves words? These Scrabble tiles would be an apt addition to their bedroom or study.

Buy It: $30  

Eat Pray Love Sign: Based off the famous novel, this wooden wall plaque is a mantra suited to the kitchen.

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