A filigree bench at the foot of a bed


Inspired by a global appreciation of ironwork scrolls and delicate embroidery, filigree is popping up on walls, bedding, and textiles. The finely wrought designs, full of swirls, curlicues and flourishes, are as fresh as a sweet pea tendril. Pierced and intricately carved designs fall under this highly decorative look.

Wallpaper with swirls and flourishes

Climbing the Walls

Swirls and flourishes lend vibrant energy to this wallpaper. Wallpaper just one wall in a room to create depth and interest, or wallpaper around your bed for an instant headboard.

$168 a roll
Available at Anthropologie

A votive with a filigree design

Candle Light Luxe

A creamy pierced votive combines an ancient decoration technique with modern motifs. This votive looks like you found it in a souk in Morocco, and casts a flattering glow.

Available at Velocity Art and Design

A filigree decorated light fixture.

A Bit of Spice

Bands of filigree criss-cross this Moroccan pendant light. Every room, whether traditional or modern, needs a dose of ethnic design.

Available at Horchow

Filigree candle holders

Got a light?

Photo etching onto thin sheets of metal produces these airy candle holders. They were inspired by a watercolor painting by Albrecht Durer titled “The Great Piece of Turf.”

Available at Velocity Art and Design

A dark, filligree decorated chair

Asian Interlude

Asian motifs compose a patchwork of design across the back and arms of a rattan chair. Flank a round skirted table with these exotic imports.

Available at Gump's San Francisco

A truffle laser-cut rug

A Dose of Damask

Laser cutting has enabled the filigree trend to flourish. Here, a rug is cut into an elegant damask pattern, perfect for bringing a note of whimsy to a modern room.

$99 to $499
Available at Brocade Home

A filigree headboard

Bold Beauty

A boldly carved bed frame, painted black, gives your bedroom a fashion-forward edge.

Available at Brocade Home

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