How To Make A Curved Sectional Sofa Look Stunning In Your Living Room

Furniture with curves has always been appealing. A lot of designs that feature this characteristic have become classics. Remember the Panton Chair? Its design revolutionized the furniture industry. But what about curved sofas and sectionals? They have a lot of flair too. In fact, they’re making a comeback in a lot of contemporary interior designs. While they are definitely full of potential, curved sofas can also be quite pretentious.

 When working with modular sectionals, you can pair various shapes in ways that complement your layoutView in gallery
When working with modular sectionals, you can pair various shapes in ways that complement your layout

Before anything else, you should find a suitable spot for a curved sofa or sectional in your home.In theory, you have lots of options to choose from. If your home has a curved wall, you already have the area set up perfectly for such a sofa, couch or sectional. Of course, these cases are quite rare so chances are you’ll have to rely on something else to make your curved sofa look at home.

Pair a curved sofa with chairs, stools, tables and accessories that share similar geometriesView in gallery
Pair a curved sofa with chairs, stools, tables and accessories that share similar geometries
Place a curved sectional sofa in a corner and let it soften the straight angle with its geometryView in gallery
Place a curved sectional sofa in a corner and let it soften the straight angle with its geometry

You can always position a curved sofa or sectional in a corner in which case you’ll be left with an empty little space behind it. You can fill that with a floor lamp, a tall plant or some other suitable accent piece or decoration. Another option is to include the sofa or sectional in a circular grouping. Maybe you could pair it with a couple of armchairs or poufs to complete the circle or you could have it face a fireplace. Also, if possible, it would be nice to have the sofa or sectional placed across from a focal point or a window with a nice view.

The sinuous lines of the sofa are accentuated by the organic shape of the coffee tableView in gallery
The sinuous lines of the sofa are accentuated by the organic shape of the coffee table
A set of modules with clean, straight lines can be arranged in a curved configuration if desiredView in gallery
A set of modules with clean, straight lines can be arranged in a curved configuration if desired

Although there are compact models which you can opt for, curved sofas and sectionals usually occupy a lot of space, not only because of their shape and size but also because they need plenty of free space around them so everyone can be comfortable while sitting down or walking around the room. That being said, you need to carefully consider the design and proportions of the sofa before bringing it home.

It's usually the coffee table that complements the design, shape and proportions of the sofa or sectionalView in gallery
It’s usually the coffee table that complements the design, shape and proportions of the sofa or sectional
Two curved sofas separated by an oval table - what a pleasant dynamicView in gallery
Two curved sofas separated by an oval table – what a pleasant dynamic
Some curved sofas have designs that inevitably turn them into sculptural focal points View in gallery
Some curved sofas have designs that inevitably turn them into sculptural focal points
The seat and backrest are sinuously connected, forming a continuous and fluid formView in gallery
The seat and backrest are sinuously connected, forming a continuous and fluid form
The vertical stripes highlight the geometry of these sofas in a really cool and elegant mannerView in gallery
The vertical stripes highlight the geometry of these sofas in a really cool and elegant manner

As you can see, curved sofas can be quite tricky to work with but don’t let that discourage you. In a proper environment, each of the designs we showed you here can look amazing. Look for ways to make that happen. Let the curves of the sofa soften the harsh and angular lines of the surrounding decor and let it become a statement piece. You can reiterate its curves in a variety of forms in order to create a harmonious interior design. For instance, pair the sofa with a round top coffee table or with a circular area rug.

There's even a matching armchair in this series. It shares the same design characteristics as the sofaView in gallery
There’s even a matching armchair in this series. It shares the same design characteristics as the sofa
The curved seat and backrest would have been enough to make this sofa comfortable but the tufted upholstery takes it all to a new levelView in gallery
The curved seat and backrest would have been enough to make this sofa comfortable but the tufted upholstery takes it all to a new level
Take advantage of the graceful curves of a sofa to soften the look of a masculine interior decorView in gallery
Take advantage of the graceful curves of a sofa to soften the look of a masculine interior decor
Create a circular seating area by arranging chairs and a curved bench or sofa around a round tableView in gallery
Create a circular seating area by arranging chairs and a curved bench or sofa around a round table
The gentle curves give this sofa a delicate and lightweight appearance, despite its robust natureView in gallery
The gentle curves give this sofa a delicate and lightweight appearance, despite its robust nature
A bold color can highlight the design and shape of a beautiful sofa in a unique wayView in gallery
A bold color can highlight the design and shape of a beautiful sofa in a unique way