The straight-back sofa style might be the norm, but sofas with curves are making a comeback! No longer just for gracing magazine pages or the homes of the rich and famous, the curved sofa can now be found in many mass-market stores and are quite affordable as well. So you're on a budget or only have room for one sofa— If you're looking for the perfect statement piece or to soften a room's hard angular lines, let these convince you to consider curved.
Above: A contemporary sofa in the historic Hôtel Vernet in Paris graces the entrance hallway. This arrangement of furniture and copper sconces makes for the perfect balanced spatial composition. Via Yatzer.
This vintage beauty is formal but softened by the tufted back and curvaceous lines. From House Beautiful.
While the previous image has the sofa situated in the corner, this wood-based modern sofa enjoys the Central Park view. Notice how the shape and furniture placement still allows access to the window which would otherwise be blocked by a straight-backed sofa. By Amy Lau Design.
A curved sofa works great when placed in a corner because it softens an angular space. By Niche Interiors.
The armless velvet sofa and contrasting pink drapes add a playful touch to this traditional space. Hillary Thomas Designs via Houzz.
And while were on velvet sofas in daring colors, here's a vintage lavender find that is used as a room divider by designer, Marta de la Rica. This Madrid apartment uses a bold mix of feminine allure with traditional taste. Elle Decor España via Domaine.
A curved sofa is an excellent choice for cozy seating surrounding a generous round table, like this one from The Painted House.
The conversational style furniture arrangement works harmoniously with the room's rounded architecture. Kemble Interiors Design via Houzz.
I saved the best (well, at least my favorite), for last, as this room is pure perfection! Another example of a furniture composition working with a room's layout, like the way these curved sofas hug the walls of the ballroom in this Chicago residence. Amy Lau Designs.
So what do you think? Do any of these images have you considering a curved sofa?