Everywhere I look, home enthusiasts are styling this decor trend – I predict it's one to watch

It's set to dominate autumn and winter trends

Brown twisted braided table lamp in living room
(Image credit: M&S)

The spiral twist home decor trend is one that perhaps isn't necessarily new, but one that we've seen take off in new lights and decor furnishings that we've never seen before. 

The playful and twisted silhouette is one that was previously favoured in candle design alone (who else remembers when they first went viral on social media?). However, new trends of the autumn and winter seasons say that we have yet to see even more spirals and twists take the decorating scene by storm – beyond a candle.

The spiral twist home decor trend

'We're continuing to see shoppers ditching straight, sharp and minimalistic lines in favour of spirals and a more sculpted look,' starts Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert at Etsy.

'We saw this first develop in candles and across tablescapes and we're now seeing it evolve into mirrors, frames, furniture and beyond.' In a way, the spiral twist trend is almost very reminiscent of the bobbin trend that's been making a comeback.

Head shot of Dayna Isom Johnson
Dayna Isom Johnson

Dayna Isom Johnson is the trend expert for Etsy and a judge on the NBC primetime series 'Making It'. As part of her role at Etsy, Dayna is responsible for keeping her finger on the pulse of the hottest trends on the market. She is in constant pursuit of new and unique finds on Etsy in an effort to unearth the latest and greatest designs, up-and-coming Etsy shops, and sellers with exciting stories.

Spiral twist candle in black candle holder next to vase

'Spiral twist' candles I spotted at the M&S AW23 showcase.

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Allow me to tell you, I'll be the first one to jump behind any decor item that's got an organic-shaped silhouette (I am a Gen Z-er after all), so you can only imagine my surprise when I saw that the spiral twist trend was branching out from just tablescaping and decorating a mantelpiece.

'Opting for these shapes adds fun and visual interest to your space and you can include pops of colour for a more whimsical look,' continues Dayna.

I first noticed this rise in spirals and twists when I got a first look at M&S' new launches for autumn and winter this year. Everywhere I looked I saw spirals and twists – but the one that surely caught my eye was this gorgeous table lamp, namely, the Amelia Table Lamp.

Twisted spiral table lamp on display

The 'Amelia Table Lamp' at the M&S AW23 showcase.

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Commenting on the design inspiration behind the lamp's take on the spiral twist trend, Hannah Reardon, buyer at M&S says, 'Building on the cottagecore trend of recent years, we have taken inspiration from traditional pieces giving them a new lease of life with pretty scallop detailing, contrast trims and elegant finishes.'

Unfortunately, the lamp is currently out of stock online and in nearly every store (and for good reason – it flew off the shelves fast). However, we're keeping our eyes peeled on the restock.

So, in the meantime, if you're looking for an alternative M&S buy embodying the 'spiral twist' vibe, we love this metal candle holder.

Beyond candles and lamps, I've even seen the spiral twist trend come to mirrors as well, like in this Oval Twist Wall Mirror from Anthropologie, which is simply to die for.

Commenting on the trend, Harriet Pringle, founder of Narchie, a social marketplace for homeware says, 'The spiral twist home decor trend brings smoothness, shape and sculpture to everyday accessories. Whether it's candles, lamps or mirrors, the trend allows functional pieces to become decorative in their own right.'

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In fact, I was at another event the other day and when I walked into the bathroom, I was greeted by a similar-looking spiral twist mirror and it gave me all the confirmation I needed regarding this trend.

I predict the spiral twist trend is one to watch and will definitely be everywhere this autumn and winter. Just wait on it.

Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.