Curved furniture can bring a sense of calmness to a space, creating a relaxing environment that can benefit your mental and physical health. At a time when self-care has never been more important, adding curved furniture into your living space is another way to improve your sense of wellbeing at home.
Whether you’re riding on the curved furniture trend that’s currently happening or just trying them out, we’d like to show you how you can incorporate beautiful curved pieces in your home.
These tips will help guide you on where and how to place your furniture to avoid making any awkward design mistakes that could make your house look very uninviting.
1. Keep it simple
As curved furniture already creates a sense of motion in the room, you don’t want to be adding too many curved pieces all in one place. This can cause the space to look overwhelming and confusing not only to your eyes, but to your guests as well.
If you’re new to this, try starting with just one or two curved pieces in the space, to add some impact to the room without overwhelming it.
2. Play with textures
Curves occur a lot in nature, so they go well with organic textures like wood, natural fibres and stones. Linen, boucle and shearling are some of the textures that fit very well with curved fabric furniture.
Adding these into your living space creates a biophilic design. After the whole world lived through the pandemic and lockdown, we’re starting to see that bringing in elements of nature into our homes offers a kind of indoor-outdoor living, which is becoming more and more desirable.
3. Place them in the centre of the room
You might see that round tables fit great in corners of the house, but other forms of curved furniture are best placed in the centre of the room where they’re free to float, visually.
If you have a variety of curved furniture, you could arrange them in clusters so that their shapes mirror and complement each other (they would then be in their own circle). Get it?
4. Go with the flow
Sometimes life is easier if you just go with the flow. The same goes for curved furniture. Organise a few pieces of curved furniture in angles that complement each other so that there is a flow going in one direction only.
5. Calm colours
When you’re new to curved furniture, it’s better to play it a little safe than accidentally make a big mistake with bold colours. Go with neutral tones to be safe – muted tones go well with gentle curves and you are less likely to make design mistakes compared to bold colours.
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