Create a true sense of motion within a room by bending drywall panels into a curved wall.
A curved wall can create a sense of motion within a room, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling can make a ho-hum hall into a pleasant passageway. Look around your house, and you may discover several opportunities for creating curves.
When you're planning the project, consider the minimum radius that you can achieve with various thicknesses of drywall. If you must use 1/4- or 3/8-inch panels, install at least two layers to make your finished wall a minimum of 1/2-inch thick. When framing the project, close stud spacing will make your wall smoother and stronger.
One manufacturer cautions against wetting the 1/4-inch flexible panels to achieve a tighter curve; the panel is likely to crumble. Instead, design your project within the bending limits of the panels.
Thin panels can be difficult to handle by yourself without damaging them, so it's a good idea to recruit a helper or two for this part of the project.
Wetted panels require at least one hour of soaking time
Drywall screws or nails
Wall is framed.
Drywall panels in a thickness appropriate for the radius of your project
Stack the wetted surfaces face-to-face, and give the water at least one hour to work. If the weather is extremely hot or dry, cover the stack with plastic sheeting so the water doesn't evaporate too quickly. Rest the panels on 2x4s atop the sawhorses so they don't sag under their own weight.