Curves and earthy colors are currently trending in the world of furniture design according to Katherine Ploit of Sofa Land. She highlights these two key trends and provides examples of how they can be incorporated into home decor.
CURVES: Whether it’s a marble coffee table with voluptuous curves or a sofa and chair with gently rounded curves, these designs add a softness to a space while making a bold design statement. Curves have the ability to create a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere, as opposed to a formal and stuffy one.
To complement these curved furniture pieces, Katherine suggests using light colors with lots of texture. Fabrics like boucle, which she showcases on a dinette sofa, add a cozy texture that enhances the relaxed vibe of the space. Light colors with texture create a sense of comfort and warmth in the home. Shades of brown, such as lattes, caramel, and toffee, are particularly popular and can be found in various furniture pieces. Brown acts as a modern neutral, grounding the room and allowing other colors to pop.
For those who are hesitant to commit to a full sectional, Katherine suggests introducing the curve and earthy color trend through accent chairs, upholstered ottomans, or toss pillows. These smaller pieces can still make a statement and add a touch of modernity to any space.
EARTHY COLORS: While gray has been a go-to color for many years, Katherine notes that earthy, grounding colors like green, brown, and cream have recently gained popularity. These colors create a calm and tranquil atmosphere in the home. She showcases a green leather sofa as an example of how to incorporate this trend. The green color, just dark enough to be considered a neutral, beautifully contrasts against a light oak coffee table.
Lastly, Katherine mentions that light wood is everywhere in furniture design. From occasional pieces to accessories, even the wood details on arms and legs of sofas and chairs, light wood is a popular choice. It adds a natural and organic element to a space, further enhancing the earthy color trend.