Interiors Trend: Scalloped Edges Are Having A Moment
Scalloped edges have been making waves in the interiors world for some time now and the trend looks set to stay. From whimsical shell-edged vases to stunning rugs and furniture with charmingly wavy borders, here’s how to incorporate the look into your own home.
The trend has been loved by designers for decades, adding a softer approach to what is essentially quite a traditional aesthetic. And while a scalloped edge can feel a little prim and proper, there’s a flintiness to it, an element of fun and the ability to add some character into a room without the need for any drastic design overhauls. It also works well in every room of the house, from Matilda Goad’s iconic scallop-edged wicker lampshades in a cosy reading snug to Nina Campbell’s stunning raspberry headboard that will add softness to the bedroom of any hopeless romantic.
The shell-inspired edges play out brilliantly when worked into crockery and table settings – we love a pretty scallop-edged napkin for dinner parties or Mrs Alice’s gingham scalloped placemats to set the tone of the evening. Or you can use the trend to have some fun with a space, like with Nina Campbell’s layered grey and scarlet Capri mirror. At almost £3,000, it’s an investment piece for sure but one that will completely transform a space. Whilst Eleanor Bowmer’s bamboo bed tray is an affordable and fun wall to add some scalloping to your space – perfect for weekend brunches in bed or summer sundowners in the garden. It makes a great gift too. In the same vein, how good is Sunday & Story’s pink and jute doormat? We didn’t know we needed a scallop-edged doormat until now.
And for something more impactful, look to scallop-edged furniture, from John Lewis’ playfully practical peppermint drawers finished with a sweet scallop hem, to Sybil Colefax’s made-to-order console table. We mean, the absolute dream.