And will give your home beach vibes.
Even if you’ve never heard of seigaiha—a Japanese wave pattern of concentric arches—you’ve likely seen it before. Recently, the traditional motif that was once used to symbolize ocean on Japanese maps, has been making a resurgence in home decor, showing up on throw pillows, tiles, and even wallpaper. According to the trend-watchers at Pinterest, seigaiha is up 70 percent year-over-year, and is riding the wave of ocean-inspired decor. To get in on this summery style, snap up any one of these wave-washed accessories.
Society6 Japanese Waves Comforter
Let this relaxing wave pattern lull you to sleep each night. In a peaceful blue color, this comforter lends a laidback beach look—even to a bedroom that’s hundreds of miles from the shore. Each design at Society6 is created by an independent artist, so you can rest assured that your purchase is supporting this creative community.
To buy: $99 for full; amazon.com.
CafePress Japanese Wave Pattern Shower Curtain
This sea-inspired shower curtain shows seigaiha in an unexpected hue. The bright red color plays with the traditional pattern and injects some fun into an otherwise neutral bathroom or would make an adorable addition to a nautical-themed kids’ bathroom. This standard size curtain will fit most showers, and is also machine-washable.
To buy: $50; amazon.com.
Catchall Sashiko Leather Tray
A leather catchall hand-stitched with waves will calm down your entryway clutter by collecting keys, mail, and spare change. The beautiful stitches follow the style of sashiko, a Japanese embroidery technique that translates to “tiny stabs.” This handmade tray would make a pretty wedding gift or a welcome housewarming present.
To buy: $64; etsy.com/shop/subconsciouscrafts.
Seikai Nami Blue Ocean Waves Series
Blue brushstrokes bring the wave motif to life on this set of ceramic bowls and dishes. Whether serving guests or enjoying a quiet breakfast, you’ll find yourself reaching for these dishes every day. Buy just one bowl for your morning cereal, or invest in the entire set to use at dinner parties.
To buy: From $14; pearlriver.com.
Green Throw Pillow
Toss this hand-sewn pillow on a lounge chair to create the ultimate outdoor reading nook. Opt for the outdoor pillow option, crafted from fabric that’s weather- and fade-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about the colorful waves fading after a day spent in the sun.
To buy: $30; etsy.com/shop/olaholaholababy.
Seigaiha Wave Plate
This 10-inch plate is almost too pretty to eat off of. When placed on a console in the entryway, this dish can be used to stash mail and keys near the front door. Plus, this accessory is sure to receive many more compliments when it’s out on display, than if it’s stowed away in a kitchen cabinet.
To buy: $17; amazon.com.