Watch out for curves ahead! The trend of curvy furniture design has been in the horizon for a few years now but it has not yet become a global craze because of the pandemic IMO. After decades of the much-loved modern mid-century style (which is still a current favorite of homeowners), furniture makers are steadily moving forward with this new wave in furniture design.

The amorphous shapes are usually asymmetrical and fluid, as whimsical and fresh as clouds in a bright blue sky on a breezy day. S-shaped, circular, round, or curvy, these furniture exude comfort and coziness.

The Comeback of Curved Furniture

 
 
 
 
 
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A favorite feature of interior designers in the 60s and 70s was curved furniture. Now it is seeing a resurgence. The pandemic and cycle of lockdowns have changed the significance of home for most people.

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Curved furniture soften a space, much like the arches of old homes influenced by Spanish design. Graceful and elegant, curves speak of a slow kind of living, away from the rush of modern life.

How to Style With Curved Furniture

 
 
 
 
 
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Feeling daring enough to experiment with curved furniture instead of going for the tried and tested mid-century style? Here are some tips to help you style your space.

1.  Decorate with a light hand

Curved furniture are statement pieces and require space in order to shine. Keep your decor to a minimum. If you are someone who loves abubot, then don’t start experimenting with this type of furniture. But if you lean towards the minimalist style, you can choose accessories that are oversized, like a sculptural lamp or a huge painting. Love plants? A fig leaf tree, monstera, or rubber plant will be a good match.

Just make sure that there is no clutter in your space.

2.  Leave space around it

The negative space around a piece of furniture like a sofa is very important because the bigger the canvas it has, the more it can stand out. In other words, do not push sofas or seats against the wall, instead, leave some distance between them.

3.  Use a monochromatic color scheme

 
 
 
 
 
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The French call it ton sur ton which means “in matching tones”. There is something so elegant in the simplicity of a monochromatic palette. Color can be added like the pink throw pillows in the living room above. Just make sure that you don’t go overboard with stark color combinations.

4.  Choose different textures

Choosing a monochromatic color scheme does not have to make your space look boring. Instead of color, you can play around with textures, one of the seven elements in interior design.

Recommended Wall Paint Colors

Curved furniture comes into its own with a neutral color on the walls. The soft flowing lines of the furniture and the light-colored wall will make the space feel relaxing and light. The less colors introduced in the space, the more seamless and cohesive it will look. Here are some recommended paint color swatches from Boysen.

 

If you are not color savvy, spare yourself a headache and go for a monochromatic color scheme. Visit a Boysen Mix and Match Station to see more paint swatches of light neutral colors.

Annie H Adlawan
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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions (https://talkinglions.com). She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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