Honeycomb shapes are popping up all over the high street. Hexagonal shapes have definitely caught our attention, from tiles to textiles and even furniture. There’s something really appealing about the shape and how they slot together in a group that’s really pleasing to the eye.
It think it all started with tiles. Designers started to use them to irregular edges that fit ‘blend’ into alternative materials, like this beautiful wooden floor below. Such a great effect! I bet the carpenters love it!
So what honeycombs have you been drawn to? Hexagonal mirrors are more interesting than squares but still fit in a square space really nicely. This lovely gold framed mirror is from Laura Ashley and has just been reduced to £12.50 – bargain!
Oliver Bonas and M&S also have some really lovely mirrors in at the moment. Oliver Bonas have a stunning hexagonal mirror with tassles which I just love!
Wallcoverings have also been flooded with hexagonal shapes. For a long time wallpaper was about irregular patterns that create simple interior design styles. Today it seems the busier the better for some of us! Repeat patterns are a hit and honeycomb is right at home in this trend. There are load of lovely wallpapers out there, but one of my favourites is this real honeycomb, complete with bees, from F&B Interiors. It comes in lots of lovely colours include charcoal and also pink! I really like the pink!
So we’d better talk about tiles! Metro tiles are out and honeycomb and square grid tiles are in. We definitely like the repeat pattern at the moment. The hexagonal shapes have been particularly popular for the scandi lovers too. A nice dark grout on a white hexagonal tiled wall looks just fab.
Honeycomb textiles are also starting to arrive, although we seem to be reluctant to give up our simple colours and velvets at the moment. For me the honeycomb textures are a far better option, keeping the accessories simple and adding the detail and pattern through artwork and wallpaper. I love this cushion from White Nest on Etsy.
Shelving and furniture have also been influenced by the honeycomb. We’ve been seeing hexagonal shelves and floating wall storage for a while on the scandi side, but its just working its way through to general design styles too. We’ve seen some lovely examples of furniture and shelving lately, including some of the following.
Check out the base on this stunning coffee table from Graham and Green. The decorative golden metal frame features a three legged honeycomb structure topped off with a circular piece of marble. The measurements are 50cm high and 60cm wide – £250 from Graham and Green.