Like clothing, homeware is governed by a series of style trends. Of course sometimes prints, colours and themes are popular across both categories at the same time, take leopard print for example, but one delicate and intricate lust-worthy style trend is starting to look like it might just stand the test of time in both our wardrobes and our homes.
Scalloped edging on blouses, skirts and jackets has been popular for several seasons now, particularly on hemlines and oversized shirt collars. When referenced in the realm of fashion, scallop detailing often gives a nod to Sixties styling, whereas its interiors counterpart sits firmly in the era of Art Deco.
This burgeoning interior trend remains popular across homeware brands at all price points, with many near identical items being available for all budgets – which is great news if you want to have that extravagant Art Deco feel without breaking the bank. To really embrace the trend look for velvet fabrications to give that prohibition era feel.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite scalloped homeware pieces available to shop right now.
- The Double Bed
2. The Chair
Available in six colours, this occasional chair makes for a chic statement piece. Great for bedroom or lounge, this chair really gives off that 1920s speakeasy vibe. If you’re opting for a rich jewel tone, you can accent this with some gold accessories around the room, such as frames, table/chair legs to really emphasise that Art Deco trend.
4. Snuggle up
Not sure you want to go for scalloped furniture? Or maybe you already have a sleek scalloped bed and need some new bedding. This reversible bedding (scallop one side, stripes the other) is a great statement set.
5. Dinner Time
And it isn’t just furniture that has been given the scallop treatment. This gorgeous tableware is really reminiscent of shells, another key inspiration for the trend. This delicate set feels like it could have been plucked from the ocean.
6. Not quite a scallop but…
Available in 3 colours, this Made.com chair is not quite a scallop but the curved sections are evocative of the 1920s silhouette and we have a very soft spot for the design at Made.com so it made the list regardless. Great for those that want to give a nod to the trend but don’t want to fully invest into the Art Deco style.
7. We’re in love
Oh dear, we have a problem. The main issue with writing these posts is finding just too many things that we love. With Antonia settling into her new house and Rivkie about to decorate a new flat, we’re both very much in interior design mode, so a new piece of inspiration or furniture quickly falls onto our lust lists (it’s quite dangerous). These incredible chairs have got Rivkie’s pulse racing, with seven colours to choose from and a sort of scallop/floral combo shape, it’s crept onto Rivkie’s new home list and of course, into this feature.
8. Dining in Style
Most of the chairs we’ve shown you have been occasional or armchair style, so we’re loving that Dunelm (great place for on trend homeware that doesn’t break the bank btw) has spun the trend into dining chairs. This chair comes in five colours but we really love the ink blue. So sleek and moody.
9. See You at the Bar
If you have an island or breakfast bar, (or an actual bar – if you do, invite us over please), then these bar stools with the scalloped finish are a lovely touch and really will make having breakfast in the morning feel super decadent. Available in five shades.
10. Bathroom Goals
If you love a scalloped edge, then prepare yourself for this beautiful sink. We don’t know if obsession with interiors is just innate or whether once you hit 30 you automatically analyse bathroom details, but this basin is firmly on our lust list.
11. Fancy floors
A jute rug is a brilliant way of creating a more bohemian and outdoorsy feel inside. The natural tones really compliment more pared back interiors and will look gorgeous with wood or laminate flooring and neutral walls. Of course we’ve tracked down a scallop edged version for this column but feel free to shop around, if you’re not taken by the scallop detailing, as this fabrication is really popular at the moment. There are a number of sizes and interactions of this rug available so make sure to have scroll through.
12. Console Yourself (with the prettiest of side tables)
This table plays on that soft scallop shape and with its mirrored top definitely echoes the 1920’s aesthetic. While the scallop detailing is overlaid to create a scale like detailing, for those looking for furniture that fits the trend and style, we would definitely back this little beauty.
Featured image: Oliver Bonas, courtesy of brand
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