Friday, March 20, 2015

Decorating With Curved Sofas

The sofa sets the tone for a room’s design direction so most designers agree that the first piece you should buy for a room is the sofa. Most rooms are square or rectangle, and in them you will usually find some style of straight sofa. Why not add interest and excite the eye by adding a fabulous curved sofa to the room. A curved sofa can add a bit of extra glamour to your room and change its look entirely. Not to mention it will create a relaxed atmosphere that makes it much more comfortable for conversation because the curve allows you to face each other easier. 

Whether your style is Park Avenue, Hollywood Regency, or French Country, curved sofas have increased in popularity over recent years as many people are trending back to a more elegant and chic way of decorating their homes. More and more we are seeing seductive, fluid lines and the curved sofa is a piece of furniture that easily becomes the center of attention in a room.

This post is about the curved sofa, not the sectional serpentine sofa. That post will follow shortly. Enjoy!

Mario Buatta

A curved sofa stands the test of time and always looks fabulous in a classically design space. The skirted style of this sofa and the floral chintz bring a more relaxed atmosphere to this formal living room.

I don't know the name of this curved sofa but it looks like it would fit perfectly in a Hollywood Regency room.

To make the most of a corner, a curved sofa is the best option as it softens the angular space and makes a room cozy and inviting.The color of the walls should complement the sofa and don't forget to decorate behind it. Nothing more boring that a sofa just shoved in a corner.

Curved walls are not exactly standard features in most homes but if you are fortunate enough, the curved area or window alcove makes a divine location for a curved sofa.

Dries Van Noten

It is easy to encourage conversation by furnishing a room with a curved sofa. The fringed skirt gives this sofa a casual elegance.

When using a curved sofa, try repeating the sofa's shape with other curved furniture and accessories to keep the look harmonious.

The soft look of a curved sofa or loveseat makes it a perfect addition for the bedroom.

This designer has opted for two curved loveseats instead of the traditional sofa and chairs.

Reminiscent of the glamorous styles of the 1950’s and 60’s, this sofa provides a sensuous, curving silhouette. 

David Howell Design / Photography by Peter Margonelli

Most furniture designers put function over form, but why not have both? The curved sofa many times can become an artistic piece of furniture.

What an intimate conversation area these curved sofas create. The curved walls add to the beauty and charm of this space.

I like curved sofas in square rooms." — Vicente Wolf. I agree! Your room does not have to have round walls for a curved sofa to stand out.

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You can also place the sofa so it is centered in front of a window alcove. Leaving a few inches between the sofa back and the wall or window makes it look less cramped.

Mid-century Modern style continues to be popular and a curved sofa works well with the lines of a Noguchi  coffee table and the circular artwork.

Contemporary living room with curved sofa by Karlene Hunter Baum, Allied ASID

Many curved sofas won't fit against a wall, so the makers suggest they can fill a corner or even sit dramatically in the middle of a room. I prefer to see the space behind them decorated with a curved sofa table and vignette, planter, or a floor lamp.

A curved sofa like this one in a Paris apartment is the perfect example of why these sofas shine as the star attraction when used in the middle of the floor. They beg to be the center of attention.

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Another dramatic curved sofa begging to be put in the spotlight.

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Now furniture manufacturers are adding curves to their designs for a more feminine look. Curved sofas are the perfect fit for this trend.  Adding square or rectangular cushions to a curved sofa complements a room hat has lots of straight lines and angles.

Steven Cordrey Interior Design

Your curved leather sofa is sure to be the focal point of any room.

Laura Santos Manhattan townhouse via Architectural Digest

This curved sofa has modern aesthetic with retro style that makes it perfect for the Mid-century Modern living room.The 60's sofas were slightly more fluid with beautiful sweeping curves.

Source unknown Would love to credit the creator of this great room. If anyone has info please let me know.

A curved sofa adds variety to a room dominated by straight lines, squares and rectangles.

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Rupert Bevan

A tufted velvet sofa with romantic, seductive curves. The sofa's curved back makes an attractive element for dividing living spaces.

Those of you who follow me know that I love classical decor so naturally I am going to share this fabulous, curved, French Directoire Sofa.

John Oetgen

What a wonderful focal point!  I love the contemporary vibe of this room coupled with the antique French style frame of this great curved sofa.

This curved sofa has true classical appeal.

A curved sofa like this modern style is meant to "float" in a room, not hug the walls.

Arrange your curved sofa along with other seats in a circular grouping to take advantage of the curve and to also create a comfortable sitting and conversation area where everyone faces each other.

The curved velvet sofa is perfect for this modern traditional space.

Maybe a tufted, curved loveseat is all you need to add a touch of glamour to your room. The mirrored side table and fur rug complete the look.

If you are in the market for a new sofa, consider a curved one. The timing is perfect, there are many styles to choose from.

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