These days, the curved furniture trend cuts across every style, material and color imaginable. Pastel pink seashell style curved sofa? That’s out there. Pure white upholstered chairs that make you look like you're sitting in an egg cup? Yeah, you can find those too. Oval benches with rounded sides, blob-shaped artwork, perfectly circular shelving units? If you can dream up a curve, it’s probably for sale as a piece of furniture right now.
In our piece on Predicting New Paradigms in Interior Design, we bring up biophilia as a key part of the current curve trend. Incorporating organic and natural elements into our interiors is both trendy and a much-craved reprieve from an increasingly technological world and dire climate predictions.
There’s also the comfort factor to consider. Many of Bellacor's curved pieces, like this Portlando Brown Leather Sofa by World Interiors and this Colin Beige Queen Bed by Moe’s Home Collection, are literal zero-angle items. These completely rounded and upholstered shapes are naturally cozy, feeding a pandemic-rattled consumer’s cravings for comfort and embrace.
Essentially, the reasons behind the current demand for curved furniture are the same reasons as always. When, as a society, we find ourselves craving a natural feel and comfortable design, we round things off. And for the foreseeable future, as we continue to grapple with challenging global conditions, there’s no reason to believe this trend is going anywhere.