Curve appeal

Collage of different curved home décor items. A big, curved blue sofa is beside a round mirror. Architectural arches and a curved balcony. A White woman in a white bikini is floating in a pool in the background. Two floor lamps with round bulbs stand near a round green chair.

Arcs are in all ‘round the home

Design prediction for 2022: curve’s the word. People will invest in home décor such as curved sofas, curved bar designs and curved kitchen islands. Boomers, Gen X and millennials are driving the searches behind this well-rounded home trend.

Collage of curved items. A green, three-panel sofa is on the right with another in grey in the background behind it. Grey and tan-coloured swirled columns envelop the items.

Collage of pool-themed items. Legs diving into water inside a round hot tub are seen from an aerial view. A curved walkway is beside a dark wood panel and the edge of a swimming pool.

Creator Spotlight

From rental-friendly ideas to upcycled candles, Luisa Ehlgötz shares home inspo that goes beyond seen-it-before décor. This interior designer follows her one passion: filling a home with handcrafted details. Follow Luisa for ideas that feel fresh, not overplayed.

‘I cannot get enough of curved furniture and details. Curves add instant personality to parts of the home that need sprucing up. Bland living room? Try a curved sofa. Basic room? Add an arched plant wall.’

Local spotlight

Curve appeal in Germany

We’ll give it to you straight: Germany will be one of the markets driving the Curve appeal trend in 2022. In this market, different design eras will come together: searches for the glass ball lamp—inspired by mid-century modern pieces from the 60s—will rise, along with searches for bent sofa, which was a popular style in the 80s. 

Trending search terms in Germany²

Bring this trend to life

If you’re a home brand…

Dive into this twisty trend. Using video ad tutorials, show people how to round out their homes with curved sofas or rounded bedside tables.

If you’re a travel brand…

Accentuate the curves in your hotel lobby and bar design with rounded furniture or add a more subtle touch to individual hotel rooms with arched mirrors, sculptures and wall art.

If you’re a beauty brand…

Provide people with make-up video ad tutorials to master a new curve-inspired look. Think half-moon eyeshadow, wavy lip liner or rounded rouge.

Pinterest search results for curved walls. Light yellow flowers are in a green vase on a table in front of a dark, curved tiled wall. Rounded blue chairs are at a window, under a curved ceiling. A curved red, opaque window is on the left. A Pin in blue, with an inset of geometric walls in yellow, orange and blue and a red sofa chair with a grey pillow, is on the right. The text reads ‘Round out your room, browse colour swatches’. The description at the top reads ‘Shop paint colours to fit every corner of your home’.

Related trends