Smooth, rounded edges give a sexy, elegant feel to any space. History tends to repeat itself, and yet again we are reminded of the Art Deco period which was full of chrome, velvet, curves, and repetition of shape. Adding curves to your interior not only gives your eye relief from the rectangular corners of your home and furniture, it adds a touch of whimsy as well. This round trend is dominating the interior design industry in every aspect; pillows, rugs, decor, seating, case goods, you name it. We have gathered our favorite products that showcase the circle in a modern way.
From bar stools to sofas, use curvilinear seating to literally bring guests closer together and create a unique space for friends and family. Go further and use a vibrant color of upholstery or metallic base to make a statement.
Lighting is an obvious way to bring in curves, whether it be a feminine chandelier or a single bulb sconce. Round lighting provides geometric balance to the traditional rectilinear room. Choose a metallic or matter finish for a contemporary feel.
Form + Function
Even traditional items, like a chest of drawers or a bookcase are following the curve and eliminating harsh corners. Pieces that provide function and beauty, like a glass bar cart, are great additions to entertain and provide storage.
Adding accessories to an existing space is an inexpensive way to incorporate this trend into to your home. Consider grouping your accessories into groups of three to make round vignettes. Maybe display three simple, concrete spheres for a modern table top. Add a round, glass sculpture to play with height and scale to corners or shelves.
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The round table has been around for centuries, a la King Arthur. However, for a modern update, consider a round top and sculptural round bottom. Repetition and layering are what take this trend from mediocre to extraordinary. In our picks below, you’ll see the circle or sphere is used over and over again to create impact, the rounder the better!
Round wall decor might have started with your Grandmother’s plate collection, but it has improved by leaps and bounds. Circular and dynamic wall sculptures are a fantastic way to create a depth and drama. For a modern look, try a metallic pieces. More traditional? Go for a silver-leafed mirror.Try adding one of our circular picks to an outdoor space for added awe.
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Rugs and Ottomans
We have seen this round trend carry over to rugs and ottomans. Most traditional rugs have four corners, which make them easy to decorate with. Don’t be intimidated by the round shape, round rugs can create just as much impact in a space, if not more than! One of the easiest ways to use a circular rug is to ensure that all the important pieces of furniture touch the rug. Alternatively, go ahead and layer a round rug over a square one. Take your layering one step further and add a round ottoman or pouf for additional seating.
Source: Jaipur Living