Scallop-shaped decor: 9 of the best buys

July 11, 2022

First emerging in the form of scalloped bedheads and seashell-inspired designs, this decorative trend has found its niche by edging everything from lighting to tableware. Add as a pretty accent, or make it the star of the show with a piece of shapely furniture. Good Homes magazine picks out 9 of the best scallop-shape decor ideas…

1. Scalloped bedhead

A scalloped bedhead in dusky pink velvet gives off Miami Beach Art deco vibes. This velvet ottoman bed, £510 from Habitat, is dressed with a Citrine print double bedlinen set (£26), Citrine pinsonic throw (£40), and a selection of accessories with curve appeal from a selection at Habitat. Last year, Aldi launched a scallop bed from just £250, and Oliver Bonas sells a velvet, scallop-shaped headboard in a number of colours from £545.

scallop bed head in dusky pink velvet from Habitat

Velvet ottoman bed with Citrine print bedlinen from Habitat

2. Scallop-effect sideboard

The beautiful Luxore Buffet sideboard, reduced from £450 to £292.50 at La Redoute, features a scallop-shaped pattern in Prussian blue with legs in gold-toned steel. Perfect for those embracing a more maximalist sense of decor, or looking for a statement piece, this sideboard would look great dressed as a cocktail station.

scallop shaped decor: navy sideboard with scallop detail in modern hallway

Luxore Buffet sideboard from La Redoute

3. Scallop boucle chair

When scallop-shaped meets boucle, you have yourself one on-trend accent chair! The Evelyn accent chair in ivory white boucle, £289, from Cult Furniture, has that Art Deco-style scallop-shape design and brass legs that make it perfect as a cocktail chair, or indeed anywhere. It’s available in a variety of colours.

scallop-edged boucle chair in white ivory in children's playroom

Evelyn accent chair from Cult Furniture

4. Fish scale tiles

Fish scales tiles are the perfect way to incorporate scallop-shape decor into a bathroom. The Achilles Teal Mix Fish Scale Tiles, £42.95 per sqm from Walls and Floors, offer a blend of ocean-inspired teal tones that create a striking effect.

fish scale bathroom tiles in teal colours for scallop shape decor effect

Achilles Teal Mix Fish Scale Tiles from Walls and Floors

5. DIY scallop-edge paint effect

For a DIY scallop-shape decor idea, use Eliza Doodle Designs’ stencil sticker to create a wavy-edge paint effect. It’s quicker than the dinner-plate scalloping technique and much easier than hand drawing. Simply stick the removable vinyl wall sticker stencil onto the wall, paint and remove for perfect scallop edging that works in kids rooms, bathrooms, to frame your feature wall or wherever takes your fancy. A pack of two costs £5.

scallop shape decor ideas: scallop-edge paint effect in pink created using a stencil sticker

Eliza Doodle Designs’ scallop-edge stencil sticker

6. Scallop-edged rug

The Cecily woven scallop-edged rug, from £65 at Oliver Bonas, comes in two different sizes and colourways – pink and yellow or tonal greens. The wool and cotton rug is a great way to liven up a neutral hallway with a subtle not to scallop-shaped decor, or to create a cosy corner in a multifunctional living space.

Cecily Woven Scalloped Pink Wool & Cotton Rug 120x80 £65

Cecily woven scallop-edged rug from Oliver Bonas

7. Wavy cushion

Add a playful, wavy print in the form of this Soft Green Scallop Cushion, from £26.99 on Yililo. Handmade in faux suede with a double-sided print, the cushion has a low-allergy poly inner and removable, washable covers. It’s also available in four sizes, from 40.6cm square to 61cm square.

scallop shape decor: wavy print cushion in blue and white

Soft Green Scallop Cushion from Yililo

8. Seashell vase

If you want to take your scallop-shape decor to crustaceancore levels of obsession, then this seashell vase in seriously on-trend pink terrazzo is a must. Available form Etsy, priced £32, it’s handmade using eco resin by Badger & Birch, a designer-maker based in Falmouth, Cornwall, and is perfect for dried grasses or flowers.

shell vase in pink terrazzo from etsy for scallop decor

Badger & Birch pink terrazzo seashell vase

9. Scallop wall light

Add some coastal character with this Scallop wall light in antiqued brass, £99.40 from Jim Lawrence. Inspired by Jim & Sheena’s holidays to the west coast of Scotland, where fresh scallops were always on the menu, it has been hand forged from natural brass and lightly antiqued for an aged look. This is a great way to add a subtle nod to the scallop-shape decor trend.

scallop-shaped wall light in aged brass on a pale green wall

Scallop wall light from Jim Lawrence


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