The pursuit of joy has never been more dire than it was when we suddenly found ourselves relegated to remote life. Small-space dwellers who once relied on offices and cityscapes as an extension of home embarked on impassioned missions to adjust and elevate their new 24/7 confines — which brings us to, perhaps, the biggest interior-design craze of the past year: wavy home decor.
Whether it’s a happy blob-like mirror popping up in selfies across social media or a delightfully twisty candle peeking out from your boss’s background on Zoom, it’s likely you’ve seen this trend without even realizing it. Freeform vases, amoeba furniture, rippled glassware, squiggly pillows, and even curvy smoking accessories are occupying rent-free space in our subconscious. It’s a playful vibe that can best be described as childhood-dream-house meets millennial-chic-aesthetic. The starkly styled minimalist movement of pre-pandemic times is being ousted by vibrant oddities that embody the joy we now crave inside our homes. Although they are just things, any item that sparks happiness is an item we can get behind.
Scroll ahead for a dose of such wiggly pieces undulating with cheerful energy.
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Sophie Lou Jacobsen Ripple Glass, $, available at Coming Soon
Areaware Goober Candle, $, available at Areaware
Areaware Stacked Porcelain Planter, $, available at Food52
Shopbop @Home Shopbop @Home Enny Kirby Vase, $, available at Shopbop
Wiggle Room Side Table, $, available at Wiggle Room
YuiBrooklyn Zig-zag Candles, $, available at Etsy
Hannah Jewett Sculptural Candle, $, available at Coming Soon
Vitra Gehry Vitra Gehry Wiggle Stool, $, available at MoMA Design Store
Maison Balzac Pauline Candle Holder, $, available at Coming Soon
The Knot Pillow Beige Large Knot Pillow, $, available at The Knot Pillow
Nata Concept Store Yin Yang, $, available at Nata Concept Store
Muuto Kink Vase, $, available at Muuto
Urban Outfitters Stassi Indoor/Outdoor Side Table, $, available at Urban Outfitters
VergeHomewares Wavy Groovy Makeup Mirror, $, available at Etsy
Lex Pott Twist Candle, $, available at Bando
Finnish Design Shop Hay W&S Chubby vase, soft yellow, $, available at Finnish Design Shop
Sophie Lou Jacobsen Brown Ripple Cup Set, 6 oz, $, available at SSENSE
Tetra Elbow Pipe, $, available at Tetra
littleanana Coffee table HARICOT, $, available at Etsy
ElegantStudioFinds Curvy Abstract Vase, $, available at Etsy
Urban Outfitters Ansel Table Lamp, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Knoll Risom Child’s Amoeba Table, $, available at Knoll
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