Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A modern living room with sculptural elements and large windows.

Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let’s explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact a space.

A dining room with a wooden table and chairs featuring sculptural elements.
This home resonates with sculptural appeal (homedesignfind)

The shape that a piece of furniture takes, or even the trim, can lend much to a room and how the space evolves.  Rounded shapes and curves contrast rigid lines and sharp points to create movement and give a space interest.

A modern dining room with sculptural chairs.
Sculptural interior design (decoist)

The soft curves of seating and the legs of a table create a sculptural quality in the home.

A dining room with sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (knoll)

Adding soft edges and rounded shapes to a space with a dominant linear aesthetic reduces the severity and makes the space inviting.

A modern living room with sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (decoist)

Some furniture is functional art, standing alone as a sculptural piece.

A sculptural black and white foyer with a stunning staircase and an exquisite chandelier.
Sculptural interior design (Architectural Digest)

Each piece in these interiors has sculptural impact.  The structured squares of the table contrast with the soft curves of the chairs.  The wave of the console table creates a rhythmic pattern that is pleasing to the eye.

Two living room pictures showcasing sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (newyorkspaces)

The wall panel is a sculptural element, as is the light fixture above the table.  The antler chair is a piece of functional art that makes a statement with its sculptural quality.

Two pictures of a dining room with sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (6sqft)

Sometimes it only takes just one object, such as a light fixture, to add an element of sculpture to a room.  A unique light fixture can also balance other pieces and create a rhythm throughout the room.

A living room with striking sculptural elements, including a fireplace and bookshelves.
Sculptural interior design (bestdesignideas)
A white kitchen with sculptural table and chairs.
Unique sculptural chandelier (home-designing)
A living room with a sculptural couch and coffee table.
Unique sculptural chandelier (2015interiordesign)
A colorful dining room with a sculptural painting on the wall.
Sculptural interior design (palmspringsstyle)

Varying the shape of furnishings gives a room more interest and creates balance.

An image of a living room showcasing sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (creationmarine)

Mid-century modern furniture and interiors demonstrate a strong example of sculptural appeal.

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A sculptural wooden ceiling in the living room.
Sculptural interior design (Houzz)

Include a surprising sculptural element in a room, such as a these stunning gold pieces flanking the fireplace.

A living room with sculptural yellow chairs and a chandelier.
Sculptural interior design (drawhouse)

A unique screen of geometric shapes highlights this mid-century room.  The yellow pendant lights are also a stand-out sculptural element.

A living room with sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (dwell)

Accessorize with sculptural pieces for an added layer.  The furnishings in this room carry a sculptural weight that is balanced with linear shapes and softer curves.

A living room with a large sculptural painting on the wall.
Sculptural interior design (littlepieceofme)

Pieces of sculpture and a unique floor lamp accessorize this room.

A modern living room with a large sculptural painting on the wall.
Sculptural interior design (minimalisti)

For some homes, the sculptural element is right outside the window.  Nature is its own work of art and including that in your interior is as easy as opening up the view.

A living room with sculptural elements and a view of the ocean.
Sculptural interior design (2014interior)

A statement piece of furniture, such as a dining table, brings a strong sculptural element to an interior.

A modern glass dining table in a purple room featuring sculptural elements.
Sculptural table and light fixture (ildecor)
A table displaying sculptural vases.
Sculptural table (decoist)

An accent piece, such as a chair or side table, can be added to a space for sculptural interest.

A sculptural chair in a room with a painting on the wall.
Sculptural chair (pelfind.net)
Palm springs, california, Sculptural Elements in Interior Design.
Sculptural table for outdoor area (1stdibs)

For the very unique modern home, open staircases that are works of art speak clearly of sculptural significance.

A staircase with a sculptural metal spiral stair railing.
Unique sculptural staircase (minimalisti)
A sculptural, white spiral staircase in a room.
Unique sculptural staircase (home-designing)
A modern home with sculptural elements including a spiral staircase.
Unique sculptural staircase (trendir)

Sculptural elements can be built into the architecture of the home with unique room dividers and ceiling beams.

A large living room with a sculptural element.
Sculptural interior (marvelbuilding)

Look around your home and define what stands out to you.  Consider its sculptural nature and appeal.  For added interest, install a statement light fixture or invest in a piece of significant artwork, functional or otherwise.  Adding a sculptural essence to your home may just be easier than it appears.

A living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors featuring sculptural elements in interior design.
Sculptural interior design (gmtoday)

 

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