Curves in All the Right Spaces

16/07/2021

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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…

Real photo of colorful pillows on a red corner couch in white living room interior with gray rug
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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.

Wooden, round dining table in the corner of an open space living room interior with nordic furniture and decor
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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.

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Good Flex

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.

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Soften Up