Why Tubular Furniture Is About to Take Over Your Insta Feed

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When you think of tubular furniture, you probably think of those old, retro-futuristic chairs of the 1970s—like the cylindrical armchairs you imagine your grandparents owning. Thankfully, though, the current crop of tubular recruits takes this trend head-on and gives it new life, with luxe fabrics, metallic accents and bold, fun colors.

With modern furniture coming back in vogue, it only makes sense that this style, marked by its chunky shapes, cylindrical pillows and out-there silhouettes, would find its way into the fold. This type of furniture is perfect for homes that need a few statement pieces to brighten them up, but it’s also great for maximalists, since the style incorporates a bunch of trends that are still popular today, such as Lucite and modular furniture.

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Whether you’re looking for an everyday staple or something that’ll wow whoever walks into the room, there’s an option at every price point. Just take a look.

1. Grace Serpentine Three-piece Sectional

The graceful, snakelike silhouette of this sectional allows for a chic take on the tubular trend, with the metal legs adding a touch of glam.

2. Orleans Upholstered Bench

The rich ivory color of this bench only adds to its versatility, allowing for plush seating in the entryway, living room or even bedroom (if you have the square footage for it, of course).

Buy It ($569)

3. Ardent Bench

Clean lines and chunky pillows give this bench a modern look. A black curved frame shifts your focus from the rose-colored cushions to the shape of the seat itself. It’s a seat that doubles as art.

4. Herkimer Swivel Lounge Chair

If you use your kitchen as a place for friends to gather, consider investing in these fun swivel chairs instead of a traditional option: The metal base allows for complete support, while the foam-filled seat ensures the chair is comfortable enough to lounge in all morning.

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5. Madda Chair

Powder-coated legs, a supportive back and foam-wrapped arms give this chair a sunny boho vibe—ideal for any room that needs a little pop of personality. And just because it looks pretty doesn’t mean it isn’t exceptionally comfortable: The heavy cushioning makes sure of that.

Buy It ($3,500)

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Scout Design Studio

6. Gibbs Bench

Curved Lucite edges let you try the tubular trend without going too deep into it. The colors are neutral, the arches are simple and it’s small enough to squeeze in absolutely anywhere.

Buy It ($450)

7. Sven Cascadia Blue Chair

This large lounge chair is perfect for cozy nights reading by the fire (or OK, the warm glow of your TV). Melt into its velvet pillows and let the sturdy wooden frame support you through the evening.

8. Piper Petite Velvet Sofa

Velvet upholstery softens the rigid lines of this sofa. Plus, the removable chunky pillows let you customize its look to suit your style (or desired degree of cushiness).

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Jonathan Adler

9. Charade Capsule Daybed

If you think you don’t need a daybed, this one might change your mind: The brass cone legs, dreamy blue velvet upholstery and sculptural pillows will look stunning in any corner of your home.

Buy It ($2,450)

10. Ox Chair

OK, this bold look isn’t for everyone, but it instantly livens up even the most basic spaces. The surrealist-inspired piece with its oversized winged headrest reminds you not to take decor (or life!) too seriously.

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Nikhita Mahtani is a freelance food, home and wellness journalist based in NYC. She has been writing about everything from viral wellness trends to trendy homes since she...