When we decorate and fill our homes with furniture, we often go for the straight and familiar type of furniture. After all, there’s nothing wrong with more linear looking furniture— it aligns with and runs parallel to the walls and other clean framed pieces like coffee tables or console tables. But in 2019, we’re noticing a clear uprising in the unconventional when it comes to interior design. Trending furniture these days is no longer confined to the same silhouettes we’ve seen for decades, we’re now seeing an increase in curved furniture that thinks a bit more outside the box.
Planning to make a few changes to your space and looking to breathe some new life into a lackluster room? Looked to curved pieces to do this with ease. Curved sofas are arguably the most popular item of furniture in this shape on the rise, and it’s easy to see why. There is a distinct influence of surrealism that comes from the shape, and it provides a playful feeling that balances out a room that feels too cold. You’ll also have to take note of how the piece sits in your room, as you’ll likely have to make use of the area in the room differently. Be sure to readjust where you place your sofa, perhaps moving it to a corner instead of lining it parallel with a wall.
It can be seen as a bold move to swap out your traditional sofa for a curved version, so never fear—there are other alternatives. Curved chairs are another fresh idea in the interior design world. They’re more compact than a sofa, making them easier to integrate into a room, and also providing enough space where the unique shape won’t give you trouble fitting it into the room. Look to chairs that feel like they surround you with a rounded silhouette, and you’ll surely feel the ambiance of the room change to feel more modern and fluid. Look to pieces adorned in plush velvets for a look our designers love, that screams modern luxury.
Abstract and curved shapes can also be incorporated into smaller pieces, like lamps, coffee tables, and pillows. While the curved coffee table is not a new development, you can look to shapes that are a bit more abstract, like a kidney shape, to further emphasize this curved aesthetic. Table lamps and floor lamps that feature curved structures or globe shaped lights can add a sleek modernism to the space that is unparalleled, and still fits in with the desired effect. Add a few bolster pillows to your sofas or chairs to round it out, and you’ll feel right at home in your newly decorated space.