Have you noticed the rising popularity of curve appeal over the straight and narrow in homewares and interiors? I first noticed it at the start of last year, but thought it would just be a bit of a blip – a fun but fleeting micro-trend. How wrong I was! The sinous lines of ovals, scallops, arches and lozenges are now all around us. And they look like they’re set to stay for a good while yet.
And I’m glad – these curvaceous style motifs are soft, relaxing and happy shapes. And whilst they may have their roots in Art Deco arches and Seventies swirls their current incarnations feel very fresh and stylish.
As we head into the new season, curves abound in the latest homewares collections in an exciting array of contemporary colours and materials. Also, curvaceous furniture and lighting naturally creates a dynamic counterpoint to the straight lines and right angles that make up the fabric of most contemporary homes. So it’s never been easier to create a striking interior look that plays straight lines against flowing curves.
From sofas to mirrors, lights to headboards, coffee tables to rugs – they’ve all had an elliptical makeover. It’s obviously time to embrace our interior curves, so here is my pick of the crop:
Interiors trend: curves
This curved sofa from the Tiffany collection by Graham & Green oozes glamour.
Above: Habitat Deco Pink Velvet Bed as seen through their Eden Oval Brass Mirror, below. Incidentally, I can’t get enough of this colour palette – the combination of blush pink with sage green, cool blues and heathery lilacs is so calming.
Delia Velvet Bed from MADE shown here in Marine Green Velvet
Kooper 2-Seater Sofa in Blush Velvet, also from MADE. Also comes in gold, pine green or saphire blue velvet and as an armchair version too.
The very glamorous Andrew Martin Caspian Coffee Table
Oh my, how plump, curvaceous and luxurious is the Isola Armchair from Heal’s? And matching footstool, of course. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
The Metro Wall Clock from Habitat comes in this fun, on-trend colourful version, plus more classic white or brass finishes.
Warm earth tones sit alongside cooler netrals in the Vilia Rug above.
Designed by Emile Jones exclusively for Heal’s, the Stack Coffee Table features a stylish mix of Carrera marble, powdered steel and either natural or dark stained oak.
The Etta range from Habitat is one of my out-and-out winners this season. As well as the Etta Black Stained Oak Curved Desk above, there’s also a stunning dining table and a gorgeous statement sideboard in the range. All also come in natural oak finish.
I love the pill-shaped contours of these Ferm Living Hourglass Flower Pots from Nordic Nest. And they can be used either way up, so you get two differed sized planters for the price of one – clever!
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