Make waves with scallop and clam shapes in calm tones

It’s not a new trend, but as we move towards summer and the whiff of beach days, scalloped edge and seashell homeware seems to come full circle. In 2016, designer Matilda Goad jumped onto the homewares scene with her eponymous brand, launching with a single lampshade – a raffia shade with a whimsical scalloped edge – that became a cult classic.

According to Goad, the lampshades are now selling better than ever and started a trend for scalloped household goods back then. On Etsy, the trend is as popular as ever, as a chic, understated way to bring a slice of the sea into your home decor without going fully nautical.


Shell Pillow, €8, Flying Tiger;

You can add a little luxury to your bedroom with a jagged headboard or elevate your table with some jagged placemats or napkins. There are planters and mirrors, cushions and bowls with a touch of waves that will instantly refresh your home and add a contemporary and pretty decorative touch.


Orange Vase, €22, Nordic Nest;

The beauty of scallops is that you can dip your toe into this micro trend without overthinking your entire interior. The key is to fuse them with luxe fabrics and edgy hues.


Scallop dessert plates, set of 6, €56, Trouva;

A small accessory like a mirror or pillow is an easy investment. Klevering’s jagged retro chevron-patterned polyresin mirrors (available from Trouva and Suzie McAdam) in a range of hues, from muted pink to sunny yellow, are a whimsical, fun way to make a statement in a room while also incorporating the theme.


Green Zigzag Mirror, €75, Suzie McAdam;

Update your tablescape with a pastel and scallop combo. Signature Editions have a beautiful range of jagged linen that instantly adds a pretty vintage look. Choose it with prints and bright candles and flowers, or stick to two muted tones for a more understated affair.


Set of four scalloped napkins, €100, Signature Editions; Signature

Scallops help soften a room, and if your bedroom needs a little softening, consider a ragged headboard. A soft velvet headboard (Oliver Bonas) ups the luxury factor, while Carolyn Donnelly’s scalloped rattan headboard exudes Dunne’s laid-back boho chic. If you’re on a budget, you can make a statement in your bathroom with the London Basin Company’s seashell sink. A more budget-friendly option are the handcrafted marble sinks from Chisel Home India (on Etsy), which are styled with patterned wallpaper for an eye-catching splash.


Jagged Headboard, €600, Oliver Bonas;

Updating your living room with the trend has never been easier with a scalloped back armchair featured in Homebase, Oliver Bonas, Michael Murphy Furniture and EZ Living. Oliver Bonas has always loved scallops and is regularly expanding their range. This season they have added chairs, pots, placemats and planters with curves and waves.


shell chair, €145, Homebase;

Penneys has expanded its range of homewares over the past year with a range of accessories and home furnishings that include everything you need for luxurious entertaining without the luxury price tag. We especially love their corrugated bowls and plates in neutral colors that make them easy to mix and match with other items and display for a clean, calm and fresh look.


Conch shell, €4.50, Penneys Ireland;

Whether it’s a bowl, bedding, placement, or planter, the soft, undulating wave of a scallop will add beauty and charm to any corner of your home.


Balcony Box Planter, €71, Oliver Bonas; Make waves with scallop and clam shapes in calm tones

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