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Shaping Up: Incorporating Curvy Furniture in Your Home
When you think of the staple pieces of furniture in your living spaces, large sofas and other seating likely come to mind. After all, these items serve a practical purpose and are often the first thing you see when you enter a room. Selecting furniture that not only looks good, but feels good, is equally as important when determining the overall aesthetic of a space.
If you’re looking to upgrade your current furniture for a unique design, shaped seating arrangements could be the perfect interior decor element. Here’s why curved furniture is taking shape in the design world and how you can incorporate this latest trend into your home to create a space everyone feels welcome in.
Shaped furniture differs from traditional seating options because of its uniquely defined architecture. It helps the space feel cozier with its rounded corners and soft edges. Curved seating is also a great complement to other rounded furniture and decor pieces like a coffee table because it offsets the hard lines and boxy dimensions of a room.
Unlike oversized and bulky sofas, a curved seating arrangement instantly adds a more elegant yet relaxed feel to a space. This furniture style invites family and friends to sit down and relax while also serving as an eye-catching staple piece. Additionally, a curved sofa makes the living room the perfect place for holding conversations and entertaining by bringing a sense of comfort to the space. Curved furniture doesn’t just look good but makes us feel good by providing a space for connection.
Curved seating can be added to most living spaces; however, its distinct shape lends itself better to larger rooms. Open floor plans are the ideal space to incorporate these pieces as it allows the furniture placement to move out from the walls, therefore creating a better traffic flow. Many new homes have open floor plans so it’s only practical to furnish them with larger pieces of furniture that are not flush against the wall. Curvy furniture, from a functional standpoint, is easier to move around.
While curvy furniture is best suited for an open floor plan, items like chairs, sofas and sectionals in all sizes are being created in this unique shape. If you have existing furniture pieces in your living area or want to add curved seating to a smaller space, it’s still possible to do so. A curved chair or smaller sofa can easily be incorporated into these areas without making the room feel crowded.
Manufacturers are now designing upholstered chairs, for example, with details that make the back of the furniture as attractive as the front. Having your sofa or chair float away from the walls in a room ensures the craftsmanship of the upholstery on all sides of the furniture is on display. We also see what is termed an inside-out effect, which uses one fabric on the chair’s front and a different coordinating fabric on the back. Using two complementary fabrics can make your décor uniquely your own.
Curved furniture is a design trend worth considering if you are looking to upgrade your living space. Not only does it add a touch of elegance, but it can also help to create a more cozy and comfortable space.