Forget your pompoms and tassels, we’re talking fringing for your home today. This growing trend has been stirring things up in the interiors world and there appears to be a bit of a divide when it comes to those that are willing to embrace it and those that won’t.
Marmite or not, I’m all for a bit of extra decorative detail. I think its to do with the expectation of movement that fringing brings to the table no matter what it is attached to. It’s something you don’t often find with design pieces unless their forms create a sense of flow. Fringing hones in on our senses with the anticipated soft swish and tactile silkiness to it that brings our spaces alive.
The Fringe Trend For Your Homes
Much like the resurgence of velvet in our homes, there’s an element of what’s been before inevitably finds it’s way back into our decor and fringing is one of them. There’s definitely a sense of more is more as our decor choices are taken to new heights.
Luxury and glamour go hand in hand and we’re now seeing fringing attached to almost every piece of decor choices. I thought we’d take a look at the latest of offerings.
Lighting has definitely been given a fringe makeover when it comes to adding the glam factor. From heavily adorned velvet numbers like this funky little number from Abode Living to more elegant refined designs like this elegant silk table lamp below that incorporates metallics into its design. It’s merely a case of choosing the style to suit you and your home.
Combining fringing with functional pieces such as mirrors not only adds the decorative but creates a feature out of them too. Decorative mirrors are so much more fun in the home and add a bit of soul and character to a space.
The Layered Effect
Why have one row of fringing when you can have two. Fringing is a great way to add additional texture to a room.
Velvet is the perfect partner so designs like this cushion from Audenza are sure to up the glamour vibes.
Masters of everything maximalist and always ahead of the game, Divine Savages fringed lampshades definitely kick a punch to your decor choices. This one with its extra long fringe is from their Midnight Faunacation Design and it definitely gets my fringe loving thumbs up!
For less grrr and more aargh, Divine Savages also have a lighter more feminine design in their iconic Deco Martini print. Just imagine the amount of swish you’d get with this fringing. Flapper girls eat your heart out that’s all I can say.
Taking its inspiration from the Roaring Twenties and the decadent tastemakers of the jazz age the bold Deco Martini graphic print brings art deco opulence to your interior with exquisite colours of blush and blue. Classic has never looked so iconic. This stunning Micha lampshade is adorned with our sumptuous velvet and finished with double fringe.Deco Martini Blush Lampshade. Divine Savages
Cousin It, Eat Your Heart Out
The fringe has been taken to new heights or lows whichever way you’d like to look at it. And it appears the longer the better. This eye-catching Fringed Bedside cabinet (which would also work well in a living room) is a fabulous example of exuberance and decadence. Cousin It seriously has nothing on this piece and it’s a lot more attractive don’t you think?
I for one love a bit of quirkiness in the home and this most definitely hits the spot but it’s not without functionality. The silky curtain of fringing hides away everyday clutter with hidden shelves. And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, there’s a secret compartment under a removable top to this cabinet too. To be honest, if I had seen this whilst researching for my bedroom makeover, this would have been a real contender.
And don’t be fooled into thinking that fringing has to be all airy and lightness either. If you’re inclined to opt for a more rustic boho look to your homes, you can still have your fringing to add that extra special decorative touch.
Keep It Simple…
You don’t have to go overboard with your decor choices to incorporate fringing into your decor. Keep it simple for a pared-back elegant look and work with accessories such as cushions to pull off this key trend. Don’t forget to throw in some metallics for the ultimate luxe look and feel.
Elegant & Decadent
Fringing can add wonderful textural detail to even the minimalists of homes. Personally, I love metallic and decorative elements in the home and these lighting pendants hit the spot embracing both. They’re very much Art Deco in their design which is still high up there with
Combine delicate fringing and jewel tones with the all essential cushion and you’ll spice up those sofas and chairs no end.
Obviously, if you’re wanting to embrace the fringe trend in its entirety, there are key investment pieces to be had. Sofology’s latest design Vivienne is a far cry from the nostalgic seating your grandma would have had. Although you might want to think twice if you have cats or little ones.
Throw In The Fringe
And if you find this Fringe Trend too much, you could keep it simple with a throw or two. And no one will ever know that you’ve indulged in the latest trend.
So who’s with me on fringing? It’d be great to hear your views.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!