Trend Alert: Wavy, Squiggly & Scalloped Furniture & Home Decor

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There’s a new(ish) trend that’s taking over the design world lately, and that is wavy, squiggly, and scalloped furniture and decor! Over the last few years, we’ve seen curvy furniture take over (especially curvy sofas) and this trend isn’t stopping anytime soon. Now we’re seeing even more wavy and scalloped pieces come into play, particularly with tables, headboards, and smaller decor like pillows and other decorative accessories.

Normally when we picture a table or headboard, we often think of rectangles and squares… maybe even a circle, and I think that’s why this trend is so fun! It’s different from what we’ve been seeing and adds such a youthful and playful essence to a space. Especially when we’ve seen so many geometric designs over the last few years, this trend seems to be a breath of fresh air.

But just like every new trend, there’s a right and wrong way to incorporate this into your home, and it’s really just about choosing the right piece for your space and not going overboard with it. In this post, I’m going to share three tips for making this wavy trend a timeless classic. Ready to dive in?

How to Decorate With Wavy, Squiggly & Scalloped Decor

1. Keep it neutral. You know me, I love neutral colors and tones, but I think it’s even more important to pick a neutral color if you plan on following this trend, especially if you are choosing a large piece of furniture. This is going to help it feel more elegant and timeless, rather than childish.

2. Don’t go overboard. If you’re going to choose a large furniture piece to incorporate this scalloped trend, then stick with one piece. Too many pieces will just compete with one another. If you’re choosing accessories to incorporate this wavy trend, you can be a little more flexible since it’s not such a statement piece.

3. It’s all about balance. If you’re going big with this wavy and scalloped trend (i.e. a big piece of furniture like a table or headboard), then you’ll need to balance it out with linear objects. Long story short, let the curvy or wavy piece of furniture be the star of the show! Adding too many curvy pieces into one space is just going to overwhelm the eye, which is a major interior design offense and should be avoided at all costs. Take a peek at the images that I included in this post and you’ll notice that each designer chose to make the curved piece (whether big or small) at the start of the show.

There’s one last thing I want to mention…this trend and some of the pieces I included below can come with a hefty price tag. At least for now. I’m sure the big box stores will knock off these iconic designs at some point and just blatantly go overboard. They always do, and it’s just a matter of time before they do it with this trend, too. Most of the time, an investment piece, such as a vintage chair or mirror is the way to go because it will hold its value much more than a knockoff version (obviously). Ok, now that I got that off my chest, let’s dive into some of my favorite scalloped and wavy pieces!

Shop The Wavy, Squiggly, & Scalloped Trend

So what do you think about this wavy and squiggly trend? Are you on board with incorporating a piece into your space?

Like I said earlier, I love that this trend has a playful essence to it without it feeling childish. Although, some of these pieces would look amazing in a kid’s room, as long as the price is right.

What other trends do you think we’ll be seeing in the upcoming months? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


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