Looking to stay ahead of the curve? Curved, also known as freeform pools have been making a comeback in a big way with homeowners favouring softer lines and more rounded spaces than the traditional rectangular shapes that have dominated backyards for the last 2 decades. This has been a huge trend in architecture inside and outside the home with curved lines popular in kitchens, bathrooms and even soft furnishings.
Over the last few years, we’ve been seeing more contrasting shapes within the backyard reflecting a move towards more fluid and layered zones. Curves have a timeless aesthetic and can make a huge impact when introduced into the design elements to soften the architecture. Sweeping walls drifting off into the distance, curved arches and rounded edges are elegant features that can provide depth and detail to any project. One of the most instagramable pools is The Bower in Byron Bay; a stunning circular design with sweeping curved steps and shallow beach area perfect for immersing yourself in under the swaying palm trees.
The traditional shaped geometric pool with a circular spa or a sunken round fire pit area can be an interesting feature and provide depth to an otherwise standard shaped backyard space. We are also seeing curves incorporated through pool fencing and softened lines within the pool like rounded infinity edges and steps. Curves can have a huge impact when balanced with straight lines as the curve becomes the feature of the space.
Backyards should be fun so deviating from the traditional and incorporating some personality and zoned areas will create beautiful and functional spaces that you’ll never want to leave.
Here are some favourite curved pools and spas;