Scalloped shape curtains are on the rise – embrace this elegant window treatment trend and shop our favorites

Give your home a stylish refresh for spring with a set of beautiful scalloped curtains

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We all know the scallop design trend has dominated the decor world for the past several years, but recently, instead of finding scalloped edges on throw pillows, furniture or rugs, I’ve seen this look in the most surprising of places – introducing scalloped curtains.

I honestly love this interior design trend, because the sweet scalloped design found at the edges of curtains can bring a playful, whimsy look to any space. The design detail can bring wonderful character to your curtain ideas, and is perfect if you decide you don’t want to use bright colors for interest. 

I’ve scoured the internet and found the best scalloped curtain options that run the gamut from fun, floral designs to clean white looks; so you can incorporate one of this year’s biggest living room trends into your home with perfect ease.

Best scalloped curtains 2024

Curtain FAQ

How often should you replace your curtains?

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While it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, a couple of years is usually a safe bet. At the most, make sure to keep an eye out for extreme fading due to harsh sunlight or wear and tear. 

Also make sure to take care of the curtains themselves: Depending on the material, dusting, gently vacuuming, machine-washing, or dry-cleaning should also help prolong their lifespan.

We explore how to wash and care for curtains and drapes in our dedicated feature.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.