Why curvy furniture is the hot interiors trend for 2019

A project by Verity Woolf (, featuring a cloud-shaped Jonathan Adler sofa
A project by Verity Woolf (, featuring a cloud-shaped Jonathan Adler sofa Credit: Ingrid Rasmussen

If there is one trend that is set to dominate interiors, it is the curve. Rounded shapes, soft, sinuous lines and scalloped edges are appearing on everything from sofas and armchairs to mirrors and lamps. 

Perhaps it’s an inevitable backlash after years of boxy, modern shapes and minimalist clean lines. But there’s also a school of thought that suggests the uncertainty of an increasingly unstable outside world has inspired us to create a softer, cocooning feel at home into which we can retreat. Whatever the reason, hard edges are out; circles, arches, ovals and shells are most definitely in.

Interior designer Emma Gurner of Folds Inside is a fan of the curve, and agrees that its current unassailable...

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