The use of geometrics to form borders as ornament has its origins in Egyptian times 6000 BC. The use of such forms as squares, diamonds, triangles and zig zag have been used and reused in many variations.
Following 1925 "Exposition of Decorative Arts" in Paris the Art Deco/Jazz Moderne Style grew in popularity. Most styles of homes built during the inter-war period, (Tudor revival, Spanish Mission, Californian Bungalows, Jazz and Moderne) used Art Deco elements. Bungalows generally were far simpler in design and although some Edwardian features were used tiles had a more Art Deco influence rather than the more intricate nature of Art Nouveau. Designer Ceramics has a vast range of decorative wall borders from the ornate Sunrises and Kites to the simpler listellos such as Crystals and Diamonds which are available in a large range of colours.