Written by Paisley Tedder

How to create curve appeal in your home

Curve interiors first caught the eye of the Good Homes team in the latter part of 2021 when Pinterest reported a huge boost in popularity in searches for curved bar designs and curved walls.

The idea of softer, more welcoming furniture and spaces within our homes is part of the post-pandemic move towards bolder, brighter and more fun decor schemes like cluttercore, as well as more practical multifunctional living. Curve interiors are almost a metaphor for opening up rather than closing off our homes, as demonstrated in the ideas below…

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5 ways to create curve interiors in your home

1. Living room

A living room is the space most commonly used for entertaining and a great way to utilise the curve interiors trend. Curved couches were one of the most popular interiors search terms in late 2021/early 2022, while the circular coffee table and light fitting also provide an openness to the space.

These graphic monochrome motifs are diffused by shapely furniture. Photo: Dunelm

Pictured above: Arlo bouclé compact two-seater sofa in ivory, £499; Arlo distressed faux-leather chair in grey, £299; Gigi six-light pendant in gold, £125; Enzo cage coffee table, £249; Contour abstract rug, from £109; Sole black floor lamp, £99; Skinny metal poster frame, £11; ceramic curves gold vase, £10; ceramic curves silver vase, £18; tufted face cushion, £10; half-moon velour cushion, £14; Clara piped cushion, £12; smoked grey bubble glass vase, £16; white & black ceramic plant mister, £10; faux-marble noughts & crosses desktop game, £26, all Dunelm.

2. Dining room

Another great space for entertaining is your dining room, and this is perfect for utilising curve appeal. The soft edges of the table make for a welcoming dining space where conversation can flow freely. The rounded farmhouse-style chairs further compliment this scheme.

curved dining table and chairs

Complement Scandi-style farmhouse furniture with a chalky paint finish. Photo: Ercol

Pictured above: Siena medium dining table, £1,200; Heritage dining chairs, £380 each; Heritage armchairs, £490 each; Heritage loveseat, £870, all Ercol. For similar vases, try Abigail Ahern. For a similar lamp, try the ceramic small bottle table lamp, £95, The White Company. For a similar wall colour, try Setting Plaster estate emulsion, £52 per 2.5ltrs, Farrow & Ball

3. Bedroom

Curves lend themselves well to a pared-back scheme where calm is key, so where better to incorporate a workspace than in a bedroom. Transform a nook or alcove with understated, chunky shelving, integrated power points for charging devices and lighting, and finish by painting in a soothing, uniform shade. 

curve interiors - curved bed headboard in cream

The curved headboard gives the bedroom a more relaxed feel. Photo: Feather and Black

Pictured above: Cambourne double bed in natural, £699, Feather & Black. For a similar pendant light, try the Hashira in matt gold, £97.82, Mr Resistor. For a similar side table, try the black pine wood round design, £64.95, Melody Maison. For a similar chair, try the Wish wooden chair in ivory white bouclé & natural, £159, Cult Furniture. For a similar lamp, try the Colleen clear glass, £28, Dunelm. For a similar paint colour, try Sow Good luxurious flat matt emulsion, £35 per 2.5ltrs, Crafted by Crown

4. Bathroom

Bringing curves into your bathroom is easier than you might think! With slipper freestanding baths like the one pictured below on trend right now, and a rise in popularity of curved basins, your sanitaryware is sorted. Another way to bring the curve look into your space is through the decor, with feature wallpapers reinforcing the open elements.

Slipper freestanding curve baths are perfect for a spa-like experience. Photo: Bathroom Mountain

Pictured above: Richmond slipper bath, £629.99, Bathroom Mountain. For similar tiles, try the Carrara white gloss marble-effect porcelain wall & floor tiles, £16.99 per sqm, Tile Mountain. For a similar paint colour, try Royal Navy intelligent eggshell, £72 per 2.5ltrs, Little Greene. For similar artwork, try Desenio. For similar wall-mounted taps, try the MPRO Industrial bath spout & wall stop taps in brushed brass, £534, Crosswater. For a similar table, try the round gold & glass side table, £150, Cox & Cox

5. Ikea shelving hack

Looking for more ways to add curve interiors to your home? Check out this simple Ikea hack to create arched bookshelves to create the look instantly yourself at home!