Curved Lines

Curved lines in decoration and furniture are of various kinds. The

rococo styles (Louis XV and the Regency) are overluxurious and often

weak; the curves in Arabic or Celtic ornamentation vague and obscure.

The undulating curves of Persian rugs suggest movement. Curves, in

general, which turn up, make an effect of animation and

happiness. Wall papers and draperies used to emphasize such furniture

curves lend an air of happy animation to the rooms in which they are


Contrast to stiff, straight lines is afforded by the use of the curved

line in decoration, which offers soft, rich and lovely effects. In

general, curved lines make for grace, flexibility and softness.