This Is the Artsy and Affordable Trend Your Home Needs Right Now for a Peaceful Look

published Oct 7, 2020
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Maybe it’s the shift from summer’s laid-back vibe to the hustle and bustle of fall, but this time of year it seems like I’m always craving some zen for my home to offset it all. I can’t be the only one, right? The usual calming neutrals are one option, of course. This fall, however, I’m also seeing a more specific trend that’s way more artsy but still subdued: speckled pieces. Think of them as 2020’s pared-back answer to the terrazzo trend that took the design world by storm a couple of years ago.

Inspired by the mottled texture of natural stones or resembling the spray of dots on robin’s eggs, speckled accents are bringing a subtle flecked touch to linens, tableware, pillows, planters, and more. Want to add some speckled style to your own home? Shop these 10 standouts.

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1. Speckled Duvet Cover Set

Whether in ivory or gray, this super soft, 100 percent Turkish cotton duvet set will give your bed the fashion-y feel of your favorite fall sweater. Bonus: The duvet stays in place with corner ties and hidden button closures. Want more of the speckled look? Spring for a 6-piece set of matching towels, too.

Buy: Speckled Duvet Cover Set, $259.00 Full/queen and Speckled Towel Set, $150 for a 6-piece set, both from Parachute

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2. Largo Speckled White Ceramic Table Lamp

This is the type of sophisticated lamp you’d see in a museum or gallery, which seems fitting, as it’s handmade by actual artisans. The speckled ceramic base is topped with an oversized cotton shade, and it’ll make a subtle statement wherever you place it.

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3. Siterra Stoneware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

Made of glazed stoneware, these flecked bowls and dishes straddle the line between rustic and refined. The set is detailed enough to make a table feel special, but understated enough to keep the focus on the food. Even better, they’re dishwasher-friendly and microwave-safe, too.

Buy: Siterra Stoneware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, $55.99 from Target

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4. Speckle Peel and Stick Wallpaper

An instant drama-maker in any type of room, this freehand dotted wallpaper comes in seven different shades including hot pink, aqua, and black. The self-adhesive poly-woven fabric is a cinch to install and just as easy to remove later on, if you want to make a change.

Buy: Speckle Peel and Stick Wallpaper, starts at $40 from Chasing Paper

5. Speckled Ceramic Pedestal Planter

With its sculptural flared shape and speckled finish, this ceramic piece elevates the look of any plant—and looks chic on a shelf even without greenery. Try one on a side table or a pair on a covered porch or patio.

Buy: Speckled Ceramic Pedestal Planter, $19 from Urban Outfitters

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6. Black & White Speckles Rug

A black-and-white rug anchors a room in classic neutrals, giving you the freedom to go wild with color anywhere else. This spotted one—just the right mix of posh and playful—is on the small side, so use it in an entryway or alcove.

Buy: Black & White Speckles Rug, $49 $39.20 for a 2-foot by 3-foot rug from Society6

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7. Amherst Trays

The uses for a tray are limitless (serving food and corralling knickknacks being among them), so you can never have too many. This speckled porcelain style, available in three sizes, makes any surface infinitely more sophisticated.

Buy: Amherst Tray, $22 from Jayson Home

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8. Speckled Pillow

When you want to add just a little touch of speckling to a bed or sofa, here’s the perfect pillow: a timeless dotted print, tailored construction with a hidden zipper, machine-washable, and available in five sizes and two blues (cobalt and Alaskan blue). Try a pair of square ones on a couch or the lumbar on your bed to spruce up a solid sheet set.

Buy: Speckled Pillow, $40 from Minted

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9. La Playa Speckled Cup

Swap out an old mug or your basic bedside water glasses for these softly speckled ceramic vessels. They look handcrafted and delicate—like they’re straight from a potter’s studio—but are actually microwave-safe and designed to withstand the heat of a dishwasher.

Buy: La Playa Speckled Cup, $9 from Leif Shop

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10. SIN Ceramic Uni Wall Hook

With its sleek coiled design and speckled finish, this handmade clay hook holds bags, scarves, aprons, or other hangable items and doubles as affordable wall art. If the white colorway is too bright for your liking, there’s also a warm terracotta.

Buy: SIN Ceramic Uni Wall Hook, $42 from West Elm