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The Shape That Softens Any Room & How to Add It

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A few months ago, I saw a surge of chatter around the fact that round mirrors—especially those slung in a leather strap, "captain's-style," as popularized by BDDW—are becoming increasingly popular. It's little wonder: In contrast to the angular structure of most rooms, they provide welcome curves that are still regular, calming, refined. Just the kind of texture that keeps a space interesting.

The more we pick up our heads, the more we're seeing this (welcome) trend towards circles extend to other parts of design—just last week, for example, this delicious-looking round tortilla towel made a triumphant debut on the internet, and on the Fourth of July, we launched a round Turkish beach throw in our Shop.

Habi Pendant Light

Habi Pendant Light

From $395
Round Striped Turkish Cotton Beach Throw with Tassels

Round Striped Turkish Cotton Beach Throw with Tassels

Round End Grain Cutting Board

Round End Grain Cutting Board

Occordion Coat Rack

Occordion Coat Rack


But where else? Our tables are often topped with round plates, glasses, and platters—but it's around the home that this shape is a little less conventional. Here are eight other ways to add round accents around the house (just don't go overboard, since too many circles has a cutesy, bubbly effect).

Pendant Lamps








Where do you add circles and globes? Share your tips in the comments.

Tags: Furniture, Home Decor