In our years of interviewing homeowners and designers, we have come across so many literal curves. The top reasons designers incorporate curves into home interiors is, one: to soften the feel of the space; two: the owners requested them, and three: curves are the appropriate solution to a design problem.

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Meanwhile, homeowners’ top reasons are more simple: they just like them. “Why?” we asked, and the answers are usually because they make the space look and feel good.

In a home setting, it is expressed architecturally via walls and openings or via a variety of furniture both built-in and loose pieces, adding curvy elements is an effective design strategy to lend an organic touch, soften an otherwise sterile space and eliminate sharp corners and edges, and thus, inspire a feeling of comfort and wellness.

So how do we best incorporate them into our space? Here are some case studies and tips for architectural elements.

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This article was originally posted in Home & Decor.