Seeing Ribbed Decor Everywhere? The Retro Trend Is Having a Serious Revival

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Fact: You can’t go wrong with a classic stripe. Whether horizontal or vertical, a striped motif can add flair to any space, without being as entirely overwhelming as other patterns. But if you want to really take it up a notch, why not go 3D? Ribbed decor, aka 3D stripes, were big in the ‘70s, and they’re making a major comeback. (Consider it an even more tactile take on all of the Memphis-esque squiggly accessories hitting stores right now.)

If you want to go simple, you can easily pick up a vase or a tumbler, but if you want to fully embrace these ripple-effect vibes, go for a larger piece of furniture, such as a sofa or stool. And they’re super easy to style, too—because of their unique detailing, they work as statement pieces in any room. Below, check out our favorites when it comes to the world of tactile stripes.

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Jayson Home

1. Rib Vase

The simple, structural form of this ribbed vase allows it to become a true statement piece at any dinner table, with a minimal and modern twist.

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2. Cypher Black Marble Dining Table

The pretty metal rings elevate a bland dining table, and the honed black marble at the top adding to the moody vibe.

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3. Ribbed Acrylic Tumbler

Go modern with this ribbed acrylic tumbler. It’s available in tons of different colors, but better yet, it’s durable (because it seems to be a law of the universe that when you get chic new tumblers, you will drop one within 72 hours).

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4. Tulip Tete-a-tete

An original alternative to a sofa, this serpentine tete-a-tete combines soft velvet with a sturdy wood frame—and it makes for an instant living room upgrade, no other updates needed.

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Urban Outfitters

5. Mila Scallop Ceramic Indoor/outdoor Stool

With the weather heating up, you’ll want some multipurpose furniture that looks amazing to boot, which is why we love this scalloped stool for both indoor entertaining and outdoor summer parties. Think side table with a twist.

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West Elm

6. Ribbed Glass Table Lamp

Taking its shape from Japanese lanterns, this ribbed glass lamp has a soothing silhouette and adjustable lighting, making it well-suited for any time of day.

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7. Artificial Peperomia Obtusfolia Plant

Hilton Carter convinced us that realistic faux plants do exist with his new Target collaboration, which happens to feature plenty of ribbed planters, too. So if you love the idea of adding greenery and getting in on this retro-mod trend, this is pretty much the easiest way to do so.

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8. Ryan Ribbed Glass Double Bath Cabinet

The stylish rings on the door of this glass cabinet add old-school charm to any bathroom, while the cabinet itself provides ample storage for your ever-expanding skincare collection.

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9. Isabella Constantini Duillo Dresser With Polished Brass

Designed by Italian artisans, this dresser’s lacquered ribs with metal edges make it a glamorous addition to any room. (The three drawers inside are perfectly hidden to boot.)

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Urban Outfitters

10. Tristan Ceramic Sconce

The pretty indented shapes on this ceramic sconce allow it to stand out against all white walls, so that your bedroom looks textured without skewing too eclectic.

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Nikhita Mahtani is a freelance food, home and wellness journalist based in NYC. She has been writing about everything from viral wellness trends to trendy homes since she...