Curves in All the Right Spaces
16 Jul 2021
The shape of things to come? It’s curved. From furniture and furnishings to prints and patterns, it’s time to leave hard-lined edges behind and embrace something a little softer. With the interiors world falling for sinuous shapes with all together more inviting vibe, we explore how you can whip your space into (curved) shape…
The Curve Appeal
What is it about the softening of corners that makes it all so inviting? In their simplest form, circles have no beginning or end, they’re free moving and in many cultures represent community, perfection and infinity. We’re naturally drawn to rounded shapes when we’re seeking comfort and somewhere to rest.
Stay in Shape
Sloping edges and sinuous lines are more appealing to the eye and make surfaces look comfortable and inviting, meaning it’s difficult for us to resist lounging on them. It’s also easier to converse and be closer to whoever you’re sitting next to as there’s no hard lines to block you off from each other.
By swapping out boxy furniture and angled accessories for softer lines, clever curves and organic shapes you’ll instantly give your space a new energy. Keep an eye out for chairs with fluid profiles, tables with rounded edges and chubby accessories.
Whilst flexed edges evoke feelings of relaxation over perpendicular alternatives, you don’t need to say goodbye to your love of right angles all together. Curves pair perfectly with geometric designs, think contrasting prints and patterns on surfaces like upholstery, soft furnishings or wall art. Try pairing a geo patterned rug under a sloping sofa or graphic print wallpaper to bring some contrast to your scheme.
Bringing this inviting vibe into your space can be done in small doses too. Try adding subtle additions such as squiggly prints, chubby ottomans or even a curvy lamp to help soften the edges a little. It’s all about embracing the curves where you can, so if overhauling your furniture isn’t an option these small but mighty additions will make a big impact.