In a recent Insta-scroll sesh, I audibly gasped when I spotted a new-to-me trend. With a simple coat of paint, designers and decorators are creating the frilly little murals and decals of my dreams. Yes, I’m talking about scallop-edged designs.
I’m well-versed in the beauty of scalloped edging, but I usually think of it small-scale—on table linens or pillowcases or dishes. But this eye-catching mural trend had me immediately hooked.
One of the very first places I spotted the look was on Julie Taylor (@londonispink)’s feed, as a mural she painted for her little girl’s room:
Since then, I’ve seen it everywhere. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’ve rounded up 10 adorable executions of scalloped edging on Insta, and I even reached out directly to Julie to find out her tips for this little DIY project with a big impact.
Creative Accent Wall Extension
I love the team at @our_casa_flamingo’s creative way of extending the pink accent wall that you don’t even see until you turn the corner.
Lauren of @bowdenandbowsley made the most perfect color selection, and I love the fact that the mural playfully carries on between rooms.
Dressing Up a Stairwell
Stacey of @athomewithstace proves that this look isn’t just for kids. Scalloped edging can add visual interest to an otherwise simple space, like a stairwell.
Surprise Drawer Detail
This project from @jack_and_bo has me ready to buy enough paint to do the same thing to every drawer in my home.
Flipped-Edge Nursery Design
Alex of @mrs.a.king turned her little one’s nursery into a spot of sunshine by literally flipping the design on its head.
A Black Moment
Katy and Oli of @at.home.with.the.higs executed the same idea but at the opposite end of the color spectrum.
Multi-Purpose Scalloped Edge
Amy of @piecebyjackson is making her scalloped edging work overtime. Look how perfectly it frames her fireplace, highlights the gallery wall, and offsets her adorable reading nook.
Ellie of @nomoremagnoli_a’s two-tone beauty is pink perfection.
Bathroom Mermaid Design
Cannot even handle these mermaid scale vibes in Rachel of @rachel.m.roberson’s bathroom.