Stay Ahead of the Curve
The trend of incorporating arches and curves into interior design has gained significant momentum in recent years, transforming homes into inviting and captivating spaces. This design approach deviates from the rigid lines and sharp angles of the past, opting instead for flowing, rounded shapes that evoke a sense of comfort and harmony.
In the realm of bathroom design, elegant curves and graceful arches can elevate the bathroom from a mere functional space to a true sanctuary of serenity and luxury. The gentle contours of the bathtub, arching faucets or the soft lineation of a mirror invite you to step into a world of beauty and relaxation.
(Pictured: Kauai Stonex® oval bathtub)
With its sculptural shape and prominent placement, the bathtub is one of the most impressive ways of bringing curves into the bathroom. Its rounded shape not only cradles you in a comforting embrace, inviting you to let go of the worries of the day, it also creates a natural flow and can add personality to your space. Consider the
Maui freestanding bath, with its gently sloping design reminiscent of a wave caressing the shore. Alternatively, indulge in the ergonomic allure of the Ariane bath, designed to comfortably accommodate two people. Elevate the natural ambiance of your bathroom accentuated by the soft shapes and curves of the bath, with the unique two-tone colour options of the oval-shaped Kauai bathtub.
Raina Stonex® oval bathtub
Ariane Stonex® oval bathtub
Gentle contours and soft silhouettes add a visual interest to your space, creating variety and contrast. Incorporate a unique basin with smooth, sculpted profiles to engage and inspire. Make a statement with over countertop basins, showing off the beautiful elegance of the curved design with the Ohtake basins, where form becomes an artistic expression, or the Inspira Round and The Gap basins.
The Gap wall-hung Rimless WC and Round over countertop basin, Luna round mirror,
Ohtake over countertop basin in white, Hotels wall-mounted soap dispenser and tumbler in black,
One of the primary reasons for the appeal of arches and curves in interior design is their ability to soften the overall aesthetic of a room, and the wall is the perfect place to add this design element. Round and oval mirrors are not only functional and essential objects in the bathroom, they can also be an artistic addition to the space. They create a sense of movement and flow, leading the eye on a gentle journey through the room. The strong circular form of the Iridia wall mirror with is a striking, modern look, while the Luna wall mounted circular mirror adds both light and depth to the bathroom space.
More than aesthetic appeal, curves and arches also contribute to improved functionality and enhance the sensory experience. Within a bathroom setting, these forms can improve the flow of a space, making it more efficient and user-friendly, minimizing the risk of unintended knocks and injuries. In the shower space, organic forms and rounded shapes are seen on several hand-held shower collections, shower heads and hand showers. Turn it up a notch with rose gold or titanium black finishes for the ultimate contemporary look.
(Pictured: Even Round shower column in brushed titanium black)
Down to the details
You can further enhance the aesthetics of your bathroom by adding a selection of curved accessories, ranging from gracefully rounded soap dishes and dispensers to robe hooks and towel rails. Consider the subtle elegance of rounded edges on toilet roll or toilet brush holders. Opting for a round edge over a square one can transform your bathroom’s overall look.
The straight, clean and angular lines of 20th century modernism dominated much of our architecture and interior styles and it is refreshing to see new forms and influences coming into play. A subtle shift of a curved line or rounded shape can create a more welcoming bathroom space with a more exciting design style as well.