Step Aside, Squiggles: This New Home Decor Trend Is Taking Over
Scallops — the pattern of repeating arcs, typically seen as edging on furniture and decor — have been skyrocketing in popularity recently, and personally I’m absolutely in love. That’s because this motif manages to feel simultaneously trendy and timeless. For centuries, scallops have appeared in classic architecture and in traditional design schemes, but today’s modern interpretations are leaving their mark on everything from mirrors and lamp shades to bath mats and towels. A scalloped trim also feels slightly more refined than its other free-form cousins, the squiggle and the wavy edge, but still achieves the same softness and whimsy.
If you’re already a fan of fluid, organic shapes, you can easily incorporate this “new” take on curvy design into your space, too. Here are a few of my favorite scalloped-edged decor pieces, available now from West Elm, Pottery Barn, Amazon, and more.