Shell-inspired homeware accessories we’re coveting right now

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Sea shells and scallop-edging are decor trends that we can’t get enough of. Here’s 13 homeware pieces to help you get the look for yourself. 

There are some interior design trends that just never get old, and homeware pieces with a seashell twist seem to be one of them. 

Whether it’s a whimsical print of a mermaid-like scene, or a lamp with a scalloped edge, there’s just something about the sea which continues to inspire. 

The trend has been huge for years, and Etsy’s recent interiors forecast shows it’s not slowing down. “The seashell trend is all about adding small accents like throw pillows, lamps, or dishes. It’s a chic, understated way to bring a piece of the sea in your home decor without going for a full nautical theme,” says Etsy trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson.

But we’re not the only ones who are head over heels for scallop and shell details. Interior designer Sophie Conran uses them in many of her designs and has even incorporated the theme into her brand’s logo.

“I have long been a fan of the scallop and we even have it as our company logo. Its gently undulating waves soften and bring prettiness and charm to almost everywhere around the home, from bowls to bed linen, napkins and planters,” Conran tells stylist.co.uk.

Online you’ll find lots of new homeware accessories that reflect the trend, with plenty of nods towards shells from bedroom must-haves such as pink velvet cushions to living room statement pieces like a scallop-backed armchair.

From Habitat and Sophie Conran to Liberty London and Matilda Goad, all of our go-to interior brands are doing it. Below you’ll find our edit of the best scalloped and shell-inspired homeware pieces and accessories which harness the trend in the most stylish way. 

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Images: Hotel Magique by Nicole Cooper / courtesy of brands

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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