The 12 best curved sofas we've found to instantly make your home 98% more elegant

The 12 best curved sofas look refined and smart, helping you to create a home in which to entertain, relax and feel super-elegant. Designers love them, and so do we

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Curved sofas are a big design trend, bringing a softer edge to modern living spaces, that can sometimes lack character.

There are a multitude of flowing shapes to choose too. From dramatic asymmetric silhouettes with Art Deco influences to low-floating designs with louche, mid-century vibes, this is no 'one-shape fits all' look.

As with most sofas, upholstery options vary, veering from plush velvet and nubby bouclé to leather and high-performance fabrics. So there are options for sophisticated spaces, as well as family homes.

We've divided the best couches into different styles so you can easily shop the best home decor brands for your favorites.

1. Best statement curved sofas

2. Best symmetrical curved sofas

3. Best curved sofas with legs

4. Best low-floating curved sofas

Why use a curved sofa?

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Curved sofas are a huge design trend, they soften a space with their sinuous flowing lines and create visual interest.

'The primary reason to choose a curved sofa is aesthetics,' says Heather Goerzen, design director at online interiors studio, Havenly. 'Curved sofas bring a trending retro-inspired look to any living scene, adding some interesting visual contrast in form and silhouette.

'That said, they also can be a benefit when you have a tricky layout or oddly shaped room, allowing you to take advantage of corners and asymmetry in new and interesting ways to create better flow in a space.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.