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10 Beautiful Cubism Interior Design Ideas

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The cubism design style is inspired by the unique creations of Pablo Picasso who managed to create a seamless blend of abstract lines and quirky colors in his famous paintings. Similar cubist principles can be applied in the world of interior design where decor elements are strategically used to create a mockery of perspective and entertain the viewer with gallery-like arrangements.

Although the concept of an interior place inspired by the chaotic shapes and abstract art of cubism sounds fun and visually appealing, it’s hard to say whether you could truly live in a space dominated by an edgy cubist vibe. Take a look at these eye-catching interior design ideas to figure out how to incorporate cubist elements into your home.

1. Mounted Rug

Mounted Rug Cubism Interior Lounge Area

Integrating a wide variety of different shapes can be considered an essential aspect when it comes to cubist design. This bright blue wall features a unique decor piece that shows off multiple abstract shapes to grab attention effectively. Instead of a typical framed art, the wall is decorated with a mounted rug that forms a nice pairing with the floor rug that features a similar mesmerizing mix of colors and geometrical shapes.

2. Cubist Bedroom

Cubist Bedroom

If you’re interested in fully embracing cubism in your interior design style, check out this zany bedroom that features creative shapes and angles to turn standard design practices on its head. Thanks to its dazzling purple lines and quirky furniture pieces, this cubist bedroom seems to resemble an art gallery rather than a living place. Even though it might slowly drive you crazy, it’s fun to imagine actually living in a room designed using this refreshing aesthetic.

3. Distinctive Bookends

Distinctive Bookends Cubism Interior Design

Looking to add a slight cubist vibe to your interior area? You don’t have to bother with a complete room makeover. Just a few elements inspired by the aesthetic should be enough to bring a distinctive feel. Creative bookends can provide a great example of the style if you opt for unique shapes to highlight your book collection more effectively. The cubist bookends can look more striking against a gold wall decorated with an abundance of bold shapes such as different-sized squares.

4. Punchy Wallpaper

Punchy Wallpaper in a Cubist Room

The walls in a cubist interior are never left bare. Some designs can feature statement decorations or abstract art. More minimalist approaches might use the wall just as a colorful backdrop. Another great solution is to use a stylish wallpaper that will dress up the wall with a dazzling collection of creative shapes and geometric lines. It’s the perfect eclectic backdrop to display vibrant-colored chairs or a striking lighting fixture. This room captures the concept of a cubism-inspired breakfast nook in an authentic way.

5. Playful Patterns

Playful Patterns in a Cubist Room

Cubist interior themes tend to feature repeating patterns integrated together in playful ways. The abstract shapes displayed on this artistic wallpaper have been elegantly reflected in the patterned design of the throw pillow. A simplistic pendant light creates a striking contrast against the colorful wall due to its unexpectedly raw finish that puts the main focus on the stylish shapes of the piece. Details are important when it comes to cubist interior designs. Notice the repeating patterns of the tables that contribute to the overall geometric edge of the room.

6. Wild Kitchen

Wild Kitchen Cubist Design

It can take some time until you recognize this kitchen because the room seems to resemble the interior of a science-fiction spaceship. This design incorporated the features of cubism to an extreme level resulting in a bold one-of-a-kind look. The green abstract lines are thrown around the room like laser beams to energize the neutral white kitchen. Custom cabinetry and other design elements make use of crazy shapes that can make your mornings feel quite wild.

7. Abstract Faces

Abstract Faces in a Cubist Bedroom

When it comes to decor motifs frequently found in cubism-inspired interiors, the use of abstract faces seems to stand out. This colorful pattern style can be applied effectively to various elements of the room. A great example is the headboard in the bedroom which can create a powerful contrast with a vibrant-colored wall. The unique upholstered design of the headboard might look out of place unless it’s paired with other textile patterns that take inspiration from the cubist art movement.

8. Rebel Maximalism

Rebel Maximalism Cubism Interior Design

Designing a cubist interior works in a similar style to the untamed brush strokes of a painter. Just as the cubist painter’s brush glides seemingly without apparent guidance, a room inspired by cubism will use a similar approach to end up with a rebel maximalism vibe. Decorations don’t feel integrated together in a cohesive theme at first. It takes an experienced eye to observe how the different shapes and colors merge together in a beautiful symphony of cubist art.

9. Strange Perspective

Strange Perspective in a Cubist Room

A fundamental aspect of cubism is the lack of a traditional perspective. The eye doesn’t really have any specific point of rest when viewing a cubist piece of art. The same design approach is used for creating striking cubist interiors such as this bathroom that seems to have abandoned any concept of depth. It takes some time to get used to where the typical bathroom features are located considering the intensity of the yellow abstract lines and topsy-turvy shape styles that appear confusing and visually overwhelming.

10. Luxurious Color Mix

Luxurious Color Mix Cubism

There’s no secret that cubism embraces bold color shades with increased saturation levels. Some cubism-inspired interiors attempt to use a neutral backdrop that lets striking colors shine but others focus on dramatic color schemes with lots of vibrant jewel-tone arrangements. This luxurious cabinet works as an excellent example of the cubist color palette that seems heavily inspired by a modern art gallery. It’s an unusually eclectic style to use so many show-stopping colors but it’s worth trying to capture an authentic cubism flair.

By Stefan Bucur

Stefan is the founder and owner of Rhythm of the Home. He has 6 years of experience in home improvement, interior design, cleaning and organizing.

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