This Is the Easiest Way to Work the Fluted Decor Trend into Your Home

published Dec 3, 2020
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Fluted details have been making their mark in the home decor world again for the past year as part of the recent resurgence of neoclassical decorating forms and materials. Maybe you’ve found dining tables with fluted bases or even seen fluted wainscoting on walls or kitchen cabinetry. Sometimes referred to as pleating, ruffles, or ribbing, I’ve even seen bedroom nightstands and dressers popping up with this textural detail work. The latest place fluting is taking over? No less than the dinner table—and honestly, fluted and ribbed glassware and decorative pieces might be the most fun, affordable way to incorporate this trend into your home.

In general, fluted pieces are the perfect solution for those who crave a mostly minimal aesthetic, yet also can’t resist a bit of flair and personality. If you’re looking to test out this trend or build upon your existing tabletop collection, take a look these eight pieces I’m lusting over below. From budget-friendly finds to investment items you’ll enjoy for years to come, there’s something for everyone in this fluted mix.

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The next time you’re making an IKEA run, check out these VARDAGEN glasses that cost a mere $6.99 for a set of six. Reviewers love their size, texture, and stackable quality, and they’re an excellent budget pick. Plus, if one or two breaks, you’ll have no qualms about replacing them.

Buy: VARDAGEN Glasses, $6.99 for a set of 6 from IKEA

Hotel Collection Fluted Highball Glasses

If you prefer a design that’s a bit more intricate, you’ll want to scoop up these beautiful, tall cups from Macy’s, which happen to be on major sale right now. Stylist Karina Lameraner loves using hers to hold both iced coffee, as shown above. Why not follow suit and make your morning routine feel a bit more glam?

By: Hotel Collection Fluted Highball Glasses, $62.00 $25.89 for a set of 4 from Macy’s

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Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass

I shared these cocktail glasses on Instagram a few weeks ago and immediately received a flurry of messages asking where I purchased them. Believe it or not, these beautiful coupes are just $8 each at CB2 and will add major luxe, vintage vibes to your next at-home happy hour. I enjoy using mine to hold both mixed drinks and prosecco; they truly make serving the most budget-friendly bottle of bubbly feel special.

Buy: Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass, $7.95 from CB2

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Orrefors Bowl

Orrefors bowls are the perfect fluted vessels for stylishly holding jewelry, matchbooks, loose change—you name it. Their lovely curves will add intrigue to your dresser top, and you can find plenty of vintage versions for sale at a range of prices. eBay is an excellent place to start your search. You could also purchase a few different sizes of bowls and use them to hold dips and crudités when you feel like getting fancy.

Buy: Orrefors Bowl, $49.00 from eBay

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Lyngby Clear Glass Vases

A trusty vase is always a smart investment piece, and this gorgeous glass fluted one from Pottery Barn is calling my name. It comes in five different sizes, so it’s easy to select a piece that best fits the type of floral arrangements you like for your space. These would also look wonderful grouped together in sets of two or three.

Buy: Lyngby Clear Glass Vases, Starting at $59.00 from Pottery Barn

Pleated Porcelain Vase

If you’re not feeling all things see-through, this matte porcelain vase from Anthropologie is a lovely alternative and still features tons of fluting. The piece comes in three different sizes, with the largest standing just under seven inches tall. It would look cute on an entryway table or bookshelf, with our without a few dried flower blooms in it.

Buy: Pleated Porcelain Vase, $26.00 from Anthropologie

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Maggie Glass Table Lamp

While a splurge, this stunning table lamp caught my attention immediately. The fluted glass base pairs well with the traditional brass accents and adds a modern sensibility to the piece. This light would be a great desktop accent or would make a stylish statement on a console table.

Buy: Maggie Glass Table Lamp, $299.00 from Pottery Barn

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Ruffled Marble Bowl

Even stone can get in on the fluted decor trend. These fun little marble bowls feature a dramatic fluting, complete with ruffled edges that almost gives them the appearance of clamshells. One would make the perfect catchall for rings in a bathroom or bedside.

Buy: Ruffled Marble Bowl, Starting at $48.00 from Terrain