Curves and Corners

Looking at the history of curved interior design, it is easy to see how this trend has come about. For centuries, furniture and architecture have been designed with straight lines and hard angles. However, in recent decades there has been a shift towards more organic and sculptural alternatives to traditional boxy furniture designs. There is just something about melting both corners and curves together in order to create a nuance of tranquility. Once a trademark in mid-century homes, curved furniture has returned in full glory in 2023 and beyond.

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Curvy Décor

Curves can be the perfect addition to your home decor, adding interesting and unique statement pieces. They offer a great way to enhance the visual appeal of your living space. You can elevate the aesthetic of any room by choosing decor with whimsical or elegant modern touches. Whether your preference is for a subtle or bold statement, it is essential to select items that reflect your personal taste.

Decor that incorporates circular shapes or curved edges can create a soothing and cozy atmosphere in your home. It is believed that our brains are programmed to find these shapes calming and relaxing. To add a touch of modern elegance to your living space, consider incorporating furniture with curved lines, round mirrors, artwork, or light fixtures. You can also add accent pieces such as rounded throw pillows, rugs, or decor items throughout the room. By adding these pieces to your home, you can greatly enhance the overall look and feel of your home, as well as create a comfortable feeling in your favorite room for you to relax in after a long day of work.

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Japandi design is known for its ability to create a harmonious balance between Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian simplicity. One of the ways this style achieves its overall aesthetic is through the use of curves. Curves are incorporated into Japandi design to soften the otherwise stark and straight lines that are prevalent in this style. One of the most common ways Japandi design incorporates curves is through the use of archways. These archways create a natural and organic flow between rooms, allowing for a smooth transition from one space to another. The curves in the archways add a touch of warmth and softness to the design.

In addition to archways, furniture with curved edges is also used to soften the overall aesthetic of Japandi design. Round coffee tables, chairs with curved armrests, and sofas with soft curves are all excellent examples of this. Not only do these pieces add visual interest to the space, but they also create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. By incorporating curves into its design, Japandi style creates a warm and cozy atmosphere that is both inviting and visually appealing.

Photography by Duy Hoàng
Photography by Nam Nguyen

Kitchen Design

Have you noticed a shift in kitchen design lately? It seems that architects and kitchen designers are embracing curves and soft edges in their creations. From countertops to islands, backsplashes to cabinet doors, the cold, sterile look of the white kitchen is being replaced with a more playful and inviting aesthetic.

Adding a curved design to your kitchen is a great way to make it look and feel cozier. The soft lines can be paired with other design elements to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. By adding a rounded countertop, your kitchen can become the perfect spot for hanging out with loved ones and making unforgettable memories. An alternative idea is to introduce an archway to bring fascination and infuse a gentle element into the kitchen if a curved countertop doesn’t appeal to you. Consider incorporating circular seating or lighting to complement the archway, creating a cohesive design around your stovetop or countertop. Over the years, we have maintained a contemporary and minimalist style in our kitchen designs largely through straight lines. It is always nice to have something with more interest to catch the eye when walking into a room.

Photography by Whittney Parkinson
Photography by Whittney Parkinson

Art Deco

When thinking of curves and corners in the world of interior design, Art Deco is a perfect visual treat for those who are looking to incorporate a luxurious mashup of geometric forms. The Art Deco style is a stunning visual treat that is making a comeback which pays tribute to the early 1900s. Geometric patterns, luxurious materials, and meticulous craftsmanship pay tribute to the roaring 20s.

Looking closer at the geometric staple within this interior design, Art Deco uses the combination of both sharp edges and curvy lines luxuriously. You can incorporate this style in many different ways to create a high-end look. For example, you could add curved chairs to your dining room or choose light fixtures with elegant curves. Additionally, doors can be a major staple in the overall look of a room. Choosing doors with beautiful lines and curves, like the 836 model with its 6-lite glass stile and rail door with an archtop, can create a timeless Art Deco look. If you prefer a more traditional door style, the 5152 router carved door with two panels and curvy design patterns can also be a great option. To complete the look, go for furniture and decor items with intricate patterns, such as stepped designs and chevron motifs that add that pop of eye candy. Incorporating curved archways and even intricate geometric patterns within your walls is another way to embrace Art Deco. To tie the look together, consider adding Art Deco-inspired rugs, wallpapers, and lighting fixtures that capture the essence of this geometric style. By doing so, you’ll create a space that exudes timeless elegance and design excellence.

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Photography by Sophie Burke

By incorporating curves into your interior design, you can create a truly inspiring atmosphere in your home. Curves have the power to make a room appear larger and can have a calming effect on the mind and eyes. Adding curved furniture, arches, or artwork can help soften the sharp edges and rigid lines found in many designs, promoting a more soothing environment. This approach invites a gentle flow and visual harmony, contributing to an overall sense of calmness. Making these thoughtful design choices can help you achieve a peaceful and tranquil ambiance that will make your home a truly inspiring place to be. For inspiration check out our Pinterest and make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @WeAreWoodgrain!