Are you cross today?

It’s Monday and you might be feeling a bit cross, so here you go. I’m really late to the party on this one but I still find Swiss crosses used in interiors and anywhere else really appealing. The true Swiss cross is based on the Swiss flag and has very specific dimensions dictating the thickness versus the length of the arms.

Some observations for cross use:

  1. These are crosses not crucifixes and as such, must be symmetrical (really a plus sign)
  2. It is most strikingly used monochromatic and bold
  3. Textured white on white is really appealing
  4. Repetition is good, more is more

How stunning would these tiles be as a backsplash?

cross tiles

modwalls.com

Ready-made (and useful) art for the cottage or cabin. Hang one or two on the wall.

cross paddle

contactvoyagingco.com

The shape would lend itself to knitting really easily. This motif lends itself to DIY really well as an easy shape to work with and replicate.

cross pillow

jonathanadler.com

The Swiss cross can be really cute when personalized and used in the nursery.

cross baby items

etsy.com

Again, the repetition is what makes the most impact. You could easily replicate this with a jigsaw and plywood.

cross wall art

vtwonen.nl

The one exception to the black and white rule for swiss crosses is red. The original colour and the colour of Victorinox Swiss Army knives and the Red Cross.

missmustardseed

missmustardseed.com

kleenex box

etsy.com

Ideally suited to a spare Scandinavian design aesthetic this motif is a classic.

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