When it comes to home decor, 2022’s destined to be the year of the curves! Curvy decor provides a great contrast to the straight lines of architectural features, and curved designs can be incorporated easily into existing decor schemes. Or, if you’re planning a full makeover for your space, you can easily find a curving focal point or rounded accessories to make each room feel inviting.
To our eyes, curves represent abundance and energy. Curvy furniture brings life to a space, making it look more organic and invigorated. Curves also hit a sweet spot between modern design and classic aesthetics, giving a space that features them a timeless look. Playful curves reflect our desire for a fun, cozy, happy home, and incorporating them into your interior design might be just what you need to rejuvenate your space.
Curves in the Kitchen
Long ago, the kitchen was a room with a door that closed, intentionally keeping it away from the rest of the house. Today, our kitchens are a lifestyle room— we love open concepts and we want people to feel included and welcome in this space. We eat and do our work at our kitchen island or table, and we’re in and out of the kitchen all the time. In many homes, the kitchen is the hub of family activity. If you want a curved kitchen that will feel even more welcoming, there are plenty of ways to achieve that.
A curved kitchen island or a round table will dramatically change the look of your kitchen. If you don’t want to take on the renovation required for a curved island, you can introduce round accessories that add some visual curve to the space. This could be round barstools, curved decor, or even adding appliances like a pretty stand mixer for visual interest in your kitchen designs!
Kitchen sinks usually need to be squared as a feature of their function, but countertop accessories can add visual curves to this area of the kitchen as well. Luxury glass soap dispensers are a simple way to round out this space!
Curves in the Bedroom
If you think of curvy furniture in the bedroom, the vintage look of a round bed might come to mind. Wide, sweeping curves and arcs in the bedroom can impart an air of carefree fun and frolic; tighter, more circular curves can project the idea of intimacy and comfort. It’s all in how you stage the room! A curved headboard or a rounded, mid-century inspired dresser can be fun, playful elements, while a circular vanity or pair of round bedside tables might make the space feel more uniquely yours.
Curves in the Bathroom
The bathroom is a great place for curved design ideas. Where curves in the kitchen evoke welcoming warmth, curves in the bathroom give off an air of luxury. One of the most luxurious things in any bathroom? A soaking tub! Soaking bathtubs allow you to relax and pamper yourself from the comfort of your home.
If you want to take the curved design further, you could add a curved bathroom vanity that follows the contours of an oval bathtub. Try adding a curved bathroom sink with rounded accessories, like glass soap bottles, curvy bottle trays, and round ring dishes.
Curves in the Living Room
The living room is a great place to lean into the curved trend. You want your living room furniture to be comfortable and inviting, and what’s more inviting than a curvy, overstuffed sofa or armchair? Curved living room seating can feel like an embrace, inviting you and your guests to sit down and take a load off. You can enhance the comfort with fun, plush fabrics like crushed velvet in bright colors for a splash of color.
There are other opportunities for curved design in the living room, too! Round bookcases are going to be super popular in 2022, and curved coffee tables and side tables will always look good. A nice round or oval rug can also enhance the welcoming nature of your living room. Rugs are easy enough to swap in and out and can change the look of your space in an instant. You can use them for a pop of contrasting color or texture, and feel confident that your living room is just as fun as it is inviting.
There’s no single right way to dress your home for 2022. Whether you want to go all out and embrace the curvy trend, or you want to introduce a few pieces here and there, we’re here to help you. At The Polished Jar, we know that your home is your sanctuary, and we refuse to compromise on quality and style. We’re passionate about finding the perfect decor and helping you create the home you’ve always wanted. If you’re interested in more design tips, you can check out our blog here.