Shell-inspired interiors are everywhere right now, from statement wallpapers to quirky lamps and sweet trinket dishes to store your jewels in. Here are some of our favourites, bringing some retro charm to your living space.
From the surrealist glamour of Art Deco architecture to literal shells made into lamps and decorative pieces in the ’70s, shell-inspired interiors are nothing new. In fact, we’ve been captured by their natural beauty long before they took up residence in our homes – just look at Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’. In short, shells, in their gloriously rustic form are beautiful and intriguing, and their scalloped edges play perfectly into an interiors aesthetic.
Look to Matilda Goad’s oversized ceramic clam dish for a quirky alternative to a fruit bowl, or just let it sit pretty alone on a coffee table. If you’re a fan of that look and fancy getting crafting at home, Sculptd have launched their own DIY ceramic kit. The pack contains all the material and guidance you need to craft your very own Goad-esque piece.
For something with a little more colour, we love Stoff Studio’s aqua green cushion with on-trend ruffled edges; whilst Annika Reid’s Aphrodite Shelly wallpaper in cool blue tones would make a great addition to a bathroom or papered behind a bookcase to add some texture and depth.
But our favourite has to be Millie-May Stott’s Ceramic Oyster Shell Pinch Pot. Add it to your dinner party set up for a quirky, cool way to serve the salt.
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High street hero H&M's stoneware vase, with it's sweet scalloped edge, is the perfect place to house a sprawling bunch of dried flowers on a mantle or console table. Plus, it's a steal at just £25.
As with many interiors trends, shells have trickled their way down into fashion too, or was it the other way around? We're never quite sure. Either way, we love the look weaved into vintage-inspired jewels and onto statement prints in our wardrobes too.
Shop our edit of shell-inspired fashion pieces below…
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