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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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