Design trends are a funny thing. Sometimes, they come full-force out of almost nowhere (well, it always comes from somewhere, but on the mainstream level, that is how it can feel). Other times, they’re like a leaky faucet…drips here and there until BOOM, the market is flooded. That’s where we are right now with furniture, specifically. The second half of 2019 hinted to the rebirth of curved furniture (first made popular back in the 1950s), but now, squarely in 2020, it’s like a big neon sign blazing in the design trend sky and it’s flashing “CURVY THINGS ARE IT RIGHT NOW.”
These sinuous forms aren’t just in sofas or chairs, either. Arched details abound in architecture, curved mirrors are everywhere, undulating coffee tables = 💯. Certainly not for the decorating faint at heart, but if you’re ready to break out of the straight and narrow to think outside the box(y) furniture and decor, a refreshing fashion-forward prize awaits you.
Bringing the Curve Appeal
Beloved by our daring design-minded customers, our Monroe 3pc Sectional is not new to our line up, but it is more relevant than ever.
Look at that beauty in a room designed by Candice Prather. It’s a curvy sight to behold. While we’re sure the room would have been lovely with a straight-forward sectional, that unique silhouette really knocks it up to downright riveting.
If you have an open floor plan, a curved sofa works especially well, as seen in the home of @theoldkimbelplace (above) and Kelly Oxford, designed by Orlando Soria (below). Besides, you’re going to want to show off that shape…it would be wasted up against a wall or corner.
Photo by Sean Gin for Homepolish
The curvy trend doesn’t just apply to sofas, of course, and it doesn’t even have to be that dramatic. It can be a subtle rounded lift to a bench, a bulbous tufted detail, a sloping arm or back on a chair…stiffer, linear forms are nice and all, but some softness in silhouette goes a long way to relax the eye and also can seriously help the flow of a space.
To hop on board this undulating train (actually, that sounds terrifying IRL, sorry), check out the meandering shapes of some of our favorite trend-forward Ap2B pieces:
There’s more to see and shop on this collection page. We hope you leave this post with a little more boldness to forge forward with some updated shapes for your home decor projects. What do you think? Could you see this softer shape take root in your room’s design? We’d love to know what you think in the comments below!
*Featured image courtesy Dazey Den