When you think of mid-century modern furniture, you’ll likely think of clean lines and sharp angles. But, there’s another element of mid-century modern design that has caught the eye of some designers recently. If you’re looking for ways to push the envelope of your design, then you need to hear about rounded furniture and why you should love it.
Rounded furniture – like sofas, sectionals, and coffee tables – is unique, beautiful, and making a huge comeback in the interior design world. Originally popularized in the mid-century modern movement of the 1960s, rounded furniture seemed to fade during the 1980s as more angular designs took center stage. Now, it’s ready for a comeback.
Whether it’s subtly rounded or fully circular, there’s is an undeniable attractiveness to this furniture trend. While more angular pieces add direction and a feeling of security to a room, curved furniture adds softness and creates an effortless flow. Additionally, these pieces make a huge statement and are often the focal point of a space. No matter where you put it, it’s bound to be a conversation starter!
Another reason why rounded furniture is such a popular trend right now is that it can fit into any design style. It’s highly accessible, so you don’t have to be an MCM design purist to get into it. From Shabby Chic to Mediterranean style, you’re sure to find a piece you’ll love.
If you’re thinking of adding a rounded piece of furniture to your home, you’ll need to plan out your space first. Rounded furniture needs plenty of room to breathe and create balance, so if it doesn’t have ample room, it can stick out like a sore thumb. Since most rounded pieces don’t have a flat back, they won’t sit flush to walls, which can eat up even more space.
One way to remedy that (without taking out a wall or two) is to scale down your furniture and find more angular pieces to balance it out. So, instead of having the huge statement piece in the middle of your room, consider adding an apartment-sized sofa and then build your room around that. That way, you can ensure that your rounded piece will work comfortably with your room.
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