Line drawings and abstract art are having a serious moment in the world of interiors. Inspired by the likes of art greats Matisse and Picasso, an increasing number of brands are designing homewares and furnishings that deviate from standard (and rather staid) stripes and florals, instead making use of fluid lines, negative space and expressive forms.
The distinctive style is simple yet impactful, and best of all, easy to integrate into just about any style of décor – from vintage-inspired to clean and contemporary. Looking to elevate your interiors? Scroll on for five unique home additions that harness the line art trend and will give any space a fresh twist.
ZigZagZurich Amour Cotton Blanket by Carlo Amen
Drawing inspiration from neo cubism, artist Carlo Amen, who also happens to be renowned for his incredible tattoo art, created this characterful 'Amour' design for a beautifully made cotton blanket from Swiss textiles brand ZigZagZurich. It employs bright colourful lines and minimalist silhouettes, resulting in a playfulness and dynamism that will instantly perk up any space.
Swoon Niki Jones Hepworth Cushion
Designed by Niki Jones for Swoon, the Hepworth cushion collection is inspired by the sculptures of its namesake – the legendary sculptor Barbara Hepworth. The colourful embroidered wool motif offers a unique textural quality against the natural linen base cloth, lending it a super soft feel. It's the perfect piece to inject your interiors with a subtle pop of colour.
Stacked Lines 02 by Nina Brun for Paper Collective
Copenhagen-based designer and creative Nina Brun drew inspiration from the natural repetition of lines in a stack of hay to create this subdued print, a simple composition constructed from a series of overlapping lines. The burnt sienna is accentuated by a cream backdrop, making for a neutral colour combination that will enhance any room. Beyond its aesthetic value, this is a purchase you can feel good about: a part of each Paper Collective sale goes to The Paper Collective Project, which supports good causes the world over.
Nordic Knots Simple Object 18 Rug
Designed in collaboration with Danish artist Carsten Beck Nielsen, Nordic Knots' Simple Object rug collection translates simple line art to the medium of textiles. “It’s fascinating to see how different an artwork is experienced when it’s on the floor rather than on the wall," says Carsten. Hand-knotted with high quality New Zealand wool, the shaggy wool pile makes for an ultra-luxurious under-foot feeling.
The Line No.13 by Rebecca Hein for The Poster Club
Danish artist Rebecca Hein works with contrasting materials and colours and organic, minimalist shapes to create unique and timeless prints, like this black and white one, designed exclusively for Copenhagen-based art collective The Poster Club. Hang it portrait or landscape for two completely different effects. The fluid lines will add a sense of depth to any bare wall.