The Relaxing Quality Of Rounded Shapes In Interiors

The rectilinear form has dominated our modern homes for a long stretch but it’s curvilinear forms that more closely emulate our natural environment. Curvaceous lines smooth our surroundings and soothe our souls just like Mother Nature intended, so how can we incorporate this motif into a modern interior setting? These two contemporary home designs embrace and meld curves into highly polished settings, where crisp minimalist design rules. Clean linearity is ever present but the softness of rounded furniture silhouettes and racetrack-shaped decor elements bring comforting balance to each scheme. Here, we’ll explore inspiration for the rounded form in luxury living rooms, peaceful bedrooms and chic modern bathrooms.


Visualizer: Hot Walls  

A round ottoman offsets the square sections of a modern sofa, where blush pink accents add a dash of subtly sweet colour.

A natural rug matches the texture of the sectional sofa, and sets down a plain base for the sofa’s patterned upholstery.

The couch arrangement is set into a double sided design that allows the homeowner to choose a spot looking into the living space or out of the window to the view.

The modular sofa can be rearranged to suit the occasion, a new room rearrangement, or the homeowners whim. Square ottoman sections can be utilised as side seating or moved around to the front to create comfortable chaise lounges.

A tall indoor plant adds height by the low slung sofa arrangement, as well as a fresh burst of rich emerald green.

A stone hearth heavily underlines the wall mounted TV set, creating some much needed depth against the flat grey paintwork.

Plush grey drapes frame the large windows of the living room, taking inspiration from the darker shade in the sofa pattern.

The kitchen design features a sleek island with a dining table extension. A deep stone countertop clearly sets the prep area aside from the eating zone.

An induction hob with integrated extractor fan is set into the stone worktop of the kitchen island. A modern fruit bowl provides simple decoration.

Three unique dining room pendant lights make a spectacular display above the central dining island, hanging great droplets of soft illumination along its length. An L-shaped kitchen installation occupies a nook at the end of the island, where a dark grey stone backsplash ties in with the island’s surface.

The dining chairs are the Moustache Bold chair, which is made from tubular metal parts and comfortable polyurethane foam.

The unusual chairs bring a warm pop of orange to the dining room to uplift the dominant grey colourway.

Open shelving makes an attractive display of crockery and glassware in the L-shaped kitchen.

The open kitchen shelving is also well positioned to easily receive clean dishes from the adjacent sink.

In the master, a cluster of rounded bedroom pendant lights form a sculptural display over a linear bedside unit.

A punchy orange bedside table brings a round silhouette to the other side of the upholstered bed.

A full length mirror is perfectly aligned with the top of the door frame to achieve a streamlined aesthetic.

The bedroom rug melds gently with the floor tone to create a peaceful, natural palette.

Built-in wardrobes smoothly slot into an alcove at the foot of the bed.

The bathroom doubles as a laundry room.

A racetrack shaped bathroom mirror brings curves to the bathroom to counteract a strictly linear bathroom vanity unit.

A matt black faucet adds curved detail to the bathroom sink.

Mood lighting glows from behind the wall mirror and from perimeter lighting above the bathtub.

The soft lighting creates atmospheric shadows around the room.

Apartment floor plan.


Visualizer: Ivan Petechel & Kut Victor  

Visualised by Ivan Petechel and Kut Victor, our second curve-kissed home design is a bright and welcoming space. A curved sofa pulls around a rounded rectangle coffee table in the lounge, whilst a racetrack dining table curvaceously furnishes the space behind.

Glass orbs cluster across a fabulous modern dining room chandelier.

In the window, a neat home workspace is illuminated by a rounded designer table lamp. The desk chair features a curved tubular steel frame.

The living room dining room combo is decorated with focus on the TV wall, where dark wood panelling pulls attention within the white room scheme.

The curvaceous dining chairs are the Neva chair by Marija Ružić Vukmanić & Ruđer Novak-Mikulić for Artisan.

Black decorative vases make a darkly contrasting centerpiece on the white racetrack shaped dining table.

We switch back to linearity in the kitchen area, where a sharp-edged kitchen island is decorated with fashionable wood slatted panels.

Three kitchen stools modestly add in the rounded aesthetic.

A bespoke upholstered headboard design is padded into a curved appearance in the master bedroom, whilst an end of bed bench sharpens the look at the other end.

Unique bedroom pendant lights echo the outline of the rounded bedside tables. Spherical glass vases add elegant decoration.

Dark wood grain wardrobes flank the wood slatted bedroom TV wall, creating one solid focal wall.

A combination of white marble and white render encase the calming bathroom. A freestanding bathtub casts curves into the layout. A contrasting rustic wooden stool holds soap dispensers nearby.

Brass faucets fill the bathtub.

A sliver of tinted glass marks the walk-in shower area.

Twin racetrack mirrors team up with a linear double sink bathroom vanity. Brass fixtures add rich lustre.

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