25 Wiggly Things Occupying Happy Space In Our Homes (& Heads)

Avery Felman
·2 min read

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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<br><br><strong>All Things Shared</strong> Frameless Cloud-Shaped Mirror & Stand, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2Oh77a2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


All Things Shared Frameless Cloud-Shaped Mirror & Stand, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Sophie Lou Jacobsen</strong> Ripple Glass, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fripple-glass" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Sophie Lou Jacobsen Ripple Glass, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>YuiBrooklyn</strong> Zig-zag Candles, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F869018493%2Fcolorful-squiggle-candle-zig-zag-candles%3Fgpla%3D1%26gao%3D1%26%26utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dshopping_us_valentines_day_Home_and_Living%26utm_custom1%3D_k_Cj0KCQiA7NKBBhDBARIsAHbXCB7e2KzsagkLxKJhZl2UbYy7u3vhfwvSqYfPP3wxHSv3h9f1t4BQ3Z4aAvFsEALw_wcB_k_%26utm_content%3Dgo_1707961434_65502080566_331689448733_aud-365916330450%3Apla-303628061699_c__869018493_341594627%26utm_custom2%3D1707961434%26gclid%3DCj0KCQiA7NKBBhDBARIsAHbXCB7e2KzsagkLxKJhZl2UbYy7u3vhfwvSqYfPP3wxHSv3h9f1t4BQ3Z4aAvFsEALw_wcB" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


YuiBrooklyn Zig-zag Candles, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Stassi Indoor/Outdoor Side Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fstassi-indoor-outdoor-side-table%3Fcolor%3D010%26type%3DREGULAR%26size%3DONE%2520SIZE%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Stassi Indoor/Outdoor Side Table, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Tetra</strong> Elbow Pipe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shop-tetra.com%2Fproducts%2Felbow-pipe%3Fvariant%3D37724699820231" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tetra" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tetra</a>


Tetra Elbow Pipe, $, available at Tetra
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Isobel Floor Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fisobel-floor-lamp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Isobel Floor Lamp, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Areaware</strong> Goober Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.areaware.com%2Fcollections%2Fhome-accessories%2Fproducts%2Fgoober-candle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Areaware" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Areaware</a>


Areaware Goober Candle, $, available at Areaware
<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Large Ceramic Vase, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0908919001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>


H&M Large Ceramic Vase, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>Wiggle Room</strong> Side Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiggleroom.furniture%2Fproducts%2Fside-table" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wiggle Room" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wiggle Room</a>


Wiggle Room Side Table, $, available at Wiggle Room
<br><br><strong>ElegantStudioFinds</strong> Curvy Abstract Vase, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F944305094%2Fcurvy-abstract-vase" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


ElegantStudioFinds Curvy Abstract Vase, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Ferm Living</strong> Pond Trivets, Set of 3, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fferm-living%2Fkitchen-tools-accessories%2Fpond-trivets-set-of-3%2Fp4371102662679" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


Ferm Living Pond Trivets, Set of 3, $, available at Verishop
<br><br><strong>Areaware</strong> Stacked Porcelain Planter, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffood52.com%2Fshop%2Fproducts%2F4698-stacked-porcelain-planter" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Food52" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Food52</a>


Areaware Stacked Porcelain Planter, $, available at Food52
<br><br><strong>littleanana</strong> Coffee table HARICOT, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F893258587%2Fcoffee-table-haricot" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


littleanana Coffee table HARICOT, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Lex Pott</strong> Twist Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bando.com%2Fproducts%2Ftwist-candle-orange" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bando" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bando</a>


Lex Pott Twist Candle, $, available at Bando
<br><br><strong>Shopbop @Home</strong> Shopbop @Home Enny Kirby Vase, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fenny-kirby-vase-shopbop-home%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1514213552.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


Shopbop @Home Shopbop @Home Enny Kirby Vase, $, available at Shopbop
<br><br><strong>Maison Balzac</strong> Pauline Candle Holder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fpauline-candle-holder" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Maison Balzac Pauline Candle Holder, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>Hannah Jewett</strong> Sculptural Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fcandle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Hannah Jewett Sculptural Candle, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>Vitra Gehry</strong> Vitra Gehry Wiggle Stool, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstore.moma.org%2Ffor-the-home%2Fhome%2Ffurniture%2Fstools%2Fvitra-gehry-wiggle-stool%2F5599-801233.html%23q%3Dwiggle%26lang%3Den_US%26start%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MoMA Design Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MoMA Design Store</a>


Vitra Gehry Vitra Gehry Wiggle Stool, $, available at MoMA Design Store
<br><br><strong>Gantri</strong> Mellow Fellow Table Light, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gantri.com%2Fproducts%2F10001%2Fmellow-fellow-table-light-by-hyeonil-jeong%2F10001-md-snow" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gantri" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Gantri</a>


Gantri Mellow Fellow Table Light, $, available at Gantri
<br><br><strong>Iittala</strong> Aalto vase 160 mm, sea blue, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.finnishdesignshop.com%2Fdecoration-vases-aalto-vase-160-sea-blue-p-21429.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Finnish Design Shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Finnish Design Shop</a>


Iittala Aalto vase 160 mm, sea blue, $, available at Finnish Design Shop
<br><br><strong>Knoll</strong> Risom Child's Amoeba Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.knoll.com%2Fproduct%2Frisom-childs-amoeba-table" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Knoll" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Knoll</a>


Knoll Risom Child's Amoeba Table, $, available at Knoll
<br><br><strong>Finnish Design Shop</strong> Hay W&S Chubby vase, soft yellow, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.finnishdesignshop.com%2Fdecoration-candles-candle-holders-candleholders-chubby-vase-soft-yellow-p-30327.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Finnish Design Shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Finnish Design Shop</a>


Finnish Design Shop Hay W&S Chubby vase, soft yellow, $, available at Finnish Design Shop
<br><br><strong>Ettore Sottsass</strong> Ultrafragola Mirror Prod. Poltronova, Italy, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.1stdibs.com%2Ffurniture%2Fmirrors%2Fwall-mirrors%2Fettore-sottsass-ultrafragola-mirror-prod-poltronova-italy%2Fid-f_21994352%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:1st Dibs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">1st Dibs</a>


Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror Prod. Poltronova, Italy, $, available at 1st Dibs
<br><br><strong>Sophie Lou Jacobsen</strong> Brown Ripple Cup Set, 6 oz, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fsophie-lou-jacobsen%2Fbrown-ripple-cup-set-6-oz%2F6628601" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


Sophie Lou Jacobsen Brown Ripple Cup Set, 6 oz, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>The Knot Pillow</strong> Beige Large Knot Pillow, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheknotpillow.com%2Fcollections%2Fflat-knot-pillow%2Fproducts%2Fbeige-large-knot-pillow" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Knot Pillow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Knot Pillow</a>


The Knot Pillow Beige Large Knot Pillow, $, available at The Knot Pillow

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