Using lines within your home can make a very stylish impact. The centuries old Greek key pattern is a rectangular design that interlocks from one single line and was adorned on pottery, sculptures, paintings and numerous architectural elements in ancient Greece. Historians have found this motif throughout many parts of the world and some speculate the single line pattern represents infinity. Today it is widely popular as a decorative border, a pattern on rugs and decorative fabrics. It is simple but glamorous, classic yet bold.
1. You want a “Hollywood Glam” look
How to achieve it: The Greek key motif fits right into this sophisticated look. Think brass and gold; clean lines and elegance. Transform an old wooden buffet by painting it a solid color and adorning the front with a Greek key stencil in gold.
2. You like deep blues, whites and golds
How to achieve it: Greek key patterns shine in classic navy blue and gold. Hang bright white curtains with a blue or gold key border for an easy dose of sophistication.
3. You like an edgy, modern vibe
How to achieve it: Add a black and white Greek key wallpaper to a powder room or one wall in a dining space. Pair it with Lucite furniture or chairs to let the pattern take center stage.