While minimal straight lines and sharp edges once reigned supreme in the interior design world, designers and brands are moving in a more modern direction—one that includes curved edges, soft corners, and rounded designs.
Yes, the designers have spoken and curves and the next big thing. It's a trend that's been bubbling up since the fall of 2018 when we first noticed the return of the rounded sofa, a trend thought to have gone extinct after its peak in the 1980s. However, like all trends, what was once old is new again.
"In the '60s and '70s, the zeitgeist leaned towards organic shapes and rounded features, perhaps linking to modern techniques and materials being discovered and experimented with," Isabelle Dubern and Anna Zaoui, founders of The Invisible Collection, tell MyDomaine. "Now after a time of sharp geometry and minimalism, curves are back," they announce.
That's not to say you need to swap out every item you own with straight lines for those with rounded edges; however, you may consider playing around with the nostalgic trend while designers embrace it. Dubern and Zaoui point to the success of pieces like Pierre Yovanovitch's Papa Bear Chair or Charles Zana's Alexandra Sofa as examples of the trend's ability to resonate with the design world.
Sure, you can opt for large items like rounded sofas and curved chairs, but you can also go smaller with pieces like globe lamps and cylindrical ottomans to get in on the trend without making a major commitment (or investment). Keep scrolling to shop a few pieces that prove curvy is the new edgy.
With a solid oak frame and a blush boucle wool seat and back, this chair features rounded edges for a soft, inviting look. Style it in the dining room or home office to create a luxe space.
Not a straight line or hard corner in sight, this curvy chair feels completely fresh and modern. It comes in a rich velvet material and deep navy blue color that's perfect for the living room.
This olive ottoman is perfect for kicking up your feet after a long day. It's also an affordable way to experiment with curvier pieces of furniture.
Lay the groundwork (quite literally) for an organic, fluid interior with this circular jute rug, which features both a solid weave and coils.
This vase ticks more than one box when it comes to the home décor trends of 2019. Not only does it feature a round shape, but it's also a ceramic piece with a textured finish that aligns with the movement towards natural materials and imperfect objects.
While round coffee tables aren't exactly avant-garde, this one from Blu Dot feels incredibly contemporary. The grayish purple hue and slender top look sophisticated and ready to add something special to any living room.
For just $20 and a trip to IKEA, this round tray table could be yours. It's an easy and cost-effective way to give round shapes a try in your home. Style this piece as a nightstand in the bedroom or as an end table in the living room for a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic.
A marble mushroom lamp is the cure to any design slump. It's utterly chic and, although it's a small upgrade, will make an impact wherever you choose to display it.
For the living room, try a horseshoe-shaped coffee table in lacquered linen. Designed by Ceci Thompson, the shape is inspired by 1970s silhouettes and the unique texture was an intentional decision aimed to create a rich, modern look.
A bold color for a bold design, this tomato red circular side table is perfect for the living room or bedroom.
This mustard yellow chair completely embraces the mod style of the '60s and '70s in a way that feels fresh, new, and appropriate for 2019. It works well on its own but would also look stylish in a pair.
Aptly named the Sofa Above Clouds, this soft pink curved sofa is just heavenly. Place it in a living room with equally contemporary furnishings or let it stand out in an eclectic space.
Give your dining room a major upgrade with this tulip-shaped white lacquered table from IKEA. It looks like something right out of an episode of The Jetsons.
This simple accessory goes a long way towards making your home look modern and unique. It forgoes the traditional lamp shade for a brass-rimmed globe atop a marble base.