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Soft Lines: Incorporating Arches And Curves In Modern Interior Design

January 11, 2024
Soft Lines: Incorporating Arches And Curves In Modern Interior Design

While much of modern interior design is dominated by sharp edges and straight lines, there’s a subtle, yet captivating shift taking place. The Soft Lines campaign by Chattels & More celebrates this evolution, drawing inspiration from the timeless allure of arches and curves.

However, this new trend does not mark a departure from the past. The Japandi style, which inspires our latest campaign, seamlessly merges the aesthetic of curved design with the functionality of modern architecture.

The Timeless Charm of Arches & Curves

Even as interior design evolves, the appeal of arches and curves remain timeless. Be it the grand arches of the Colosseum in Rome or the subtle curve of a vase, soft lines are always pleasing to the eye. They offer a visual respite, softening spaces and creating a sense of continuity.

The beauty of these elements lies in their ability to break the rigidity of linear spaces making them more fluid. This sets the stage for a new age in interior design, where comfort meets elegance.

The Japandi Style

Japandi is not a design trend, but a lifestyle philosophy. The style is inspired by the Japanese concept of ‘wabi-sabi’- which means finding beauty in imperfection, and the Scandinavian concept of ‘hygge’- denoting coziness. It combines the minimalist, refined beauty of Japanese design with the rustic warmth and functionality of Scandinavian interiors.

At its core, the Japandi style emphasizes craftsmanship, texture, balance and serenity. It uses natural materials, neutral colour palettes, and employs natural light in an artistic way, emphasizing on creating clutter-free spaces. With the Japandi style, decorative objects are kept to a bare minimum. The home itself is the center of attention.

At Chattels & More, our new collection inspired by the Japandi style underscores this harmony. Here are some suggestions on incorporating the beauty of arches and curves in your home.

Doorways

Arched doorways and entrances highlight a space with little effort, creating a smooth transition between rooms. Given the variety of choices available (including keyhole, round-arch and segmental), you’re bound to find a design that fits perfectly with your existing design.

Windows

Arched windows infuse your room with warmth, light and elegance. They’re designed to direct as much natural light to your rooms, while also adding a distinct visual identity. Their gentle curves provide a soft contrast to the more linear elements in your room, while their shape draws the eye upwards.

Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood in your space. Opt for rounded light fixtures such as our pendant lamp headlight to cast a warm, enveloping glow. Rounded lights blend well with Japandi aesthetics, functioning as statement pieces.

Curved Furniture and Décor

The elegance of curved furniture- whether a gracefully arched backrest or a round-edged coffee table - adds a soft touch to your interiors. Not only are these functional pieces, but they can also be used to make a bold artistic statement.

Conclusion

Soft lines are a refreshing change from the sharp lines of modern design. These gentle forms facilitate smoother transitions, provide visual comfort, and make rooms feel more spacious and inviting. They’re also reminiscent of the organic patterns that we find in nature.

With a fusion of simplicity and organic forms inspired by the Japandi style; Chattels & More’s latest ‘Soft Lines’ campaign masterfully captures the essence of this design philosophy. We invite you to explore our collection today.

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