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10 Squiggly, Free-Form Decor Items to Create a More Chill Feeling in Your Home

published Jan 14, 2021
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Free-form furniture and decor is becoming super trendy, and it’s not difficult to see why. An increased interest in nature and the great outdoors during the pandemic has led to a rise in unfussy, fluid shapes in interior design.

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Interested in incorporating some imperfect, free-form decor into your space for the new year? From asymmetrical side chairs to pond-shaped mirrors and more, these ten shapely items will make your home look and feel more laid-back

1. Asymmetrical chair

If you thought you needed a perfectly shaped chair to score proper back support, then think again. Inspired by the natural shape of the human body, this plastic molded side chair features an asymmetrical spiral scrolled backrest that allows you to position yourself however you choose while still providing plenty of comfort and support. It literally looks like a piece of modern art, too.

Buy: Loop Chair, $170.00 from MoMA Design Store

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2. Coil bowls

An irregularly-shaped bowl can make a big impact in a tablescape. Hand-sculpted from raw terracotta earthenware, these coiled bowls have an open structure that make them perfect for corralling everything from fruit and veggies to remote controls. Choose from three different sizes depending on what you’re storing, or let one of these sculptural pieces shine empty on a tabletop.

Buy: SIN Handmade Nested Coil Prong Bowls, Starting at $64.00 from Food52

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3. Cloud pendant

Why hang a traditional pendant light in a room when you can have a cloud-like one instead? This paper pendant lampshade is designed to look like a floating cloud or rippled water and can be fluffed and crinkled into whatever shape you choose.

Buy: KRUSNING Pendant, $19.99 from IKEA

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4. Blob candle

In the market for a small but distinctive piece of free form decor? This cute little candle is hand-cast in unscented paraffin wax, giving it a unique, blob-like shape. Try one on your coffee table for a pop of color and fun.

Buy: Goober Candle, $24.00 from Areaware

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5. Wavy trivets

For free-form kitchenwares that are every bit as functional as they are visually interesting, consider pond-shaped trivets. Inspired by the shape of moving water, these brass ring pieces protect your table and countertops from hot pots and pans. They also come in a matte black finish, too.

Buy: Pond Trivets, $89.00 for Set of 3 from Horne

6. Free form side table

A shapely side table can make an entire room feel more laid-back and cool. This ceramic design features soft, rounded edges and a center cutout that makes it both artful and soothing to look at.

Buy: Vera Ceramic Side Table, $159.00 from Urban Outfitters

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7. Bubble shaped vase

You can always count on an eye-catching vase to instantly elevate just about any area of your home. Handblown in Spain, this bubble-shaped vessel is composed of eco-friendly recycled glass and looks just as stylish on its own as it does when filled with flowers.

Buy: Bubble Recycled Glass Balloon Vase, $19.00 from Viva Terra

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8. Winding candleabra

Looking for a fun way to show off a collection of colored taper candles? This free form candleabra is handcrafted from stoneware ceramic and boasts a sleek, serpentine shape to boot. It’s all you’d need to bring a little drama to a plain dining table.

Buy: Weylyn Candleabra, $150.00 from West Elm

9. Tilted utensil holder

Handmade by artisans on a pottery wheel, this tilted crock is designed to sit at an angle so you can access your utensils easily. It’s temporarily back-ordered until the middle of this month, but you can pre-order it now before it sells out again.

Buy: Simply Modern Pottery Collection Tilted Utensil Jar, $39.99 from Modern Artisans

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10. Pond-shaped mirror

If you don’t have access to a lake or ocean near your home, a pond-shaped mirror might be the next best thing. This free form mirror mimics the flowing movements of water and can be hung either vertically or horizontally to create a striking focal point in a room.

Buy: Pond Mirror, $365.00 from 2Modern