home: trend [ arches ]

home: trend [ arches ]

A key trend to keep an eye out for this year is arches. The rounded shape of an arch softens a space whether it’s from a mirror, a piece of furniture or a doorway.

Unless you happen to live in a Spanish villa or a Moroccan road you may be lacking arches in your architecture, so take inspiration from the many products available to create a calm inviting room.

Mirrors are a great place to start, and the bigger the better. You can also get the arch shape from a curved floor lamp, it’s more subtle but will still draw your eye.

Image from arch lovers 2lgstudio

Be bold and create arches on your walls with a printed wallpaper or perhaps using paint to draw out shapes. Whatever your style, you can bring some curve appeal to your home.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

table / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cabinet / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £850 ], wallpaper / engbladco.com, lamp / made.com [ £139 ], mirror / hm.com [ £19.99 ], stool / made.com [ £69 ], chair / johnlewis.com [ £399 ]

home: trend [ pumped up ]

home: trend [ pumped up ]

Time to get pumped up with voluminous furniture. This is about investing in statement pieces that will be a conversation starter, a design feature, an heirloom.

Think of bulbous curves, thick set chunks of arms and legs, puffy look seats, and a sense of volume in the silhouette.

We’ve picked out a selection of incredible pieces that would all be amazing additions to the home.

Picture guide

Top row

Sofa, Sofology £2049 / Polar Bear Style Sofa, £19,037.51 1st Dibs / Tube Chair, Objects Of Common Interest

Middle row

Chubby Low Armchair £528 Made In Design / Form Stool, €1803 Nort Studio / Mamma Series £3621 Einruch Design

Bottom row

Chair £729 Sofology / Chair £1125 Houseology / Lamp £20 Habitat