Tassels, trims, tiebacks, fringes, borders, braids – passementerie is all about detail, colour, culture and comfort, and no one does it better than Castellano Beltrame.
“Whether a city apartment, a beach house, a country property, or a traditional home, the trimmings add a touch of magic and exuberance. This element of spark and spontaneity, is what makes it sing,” says the company.
Here the team from Castellano Beltrame shares their top tips for incorporating fringes and tassels into your decor for the prettiest and most practical results.
When choosing fringing for furniture…
Fringe is best placed on the outside of furniture to ensure zips, buttons, etc. do not get stuck to it, which can rip the fringe.
Remember to also leave a gap between the fringe and the floor, if placing it around the bottom of an armchair or sofa for instance, to avoid it being stepped on or sucked up when vacuuming, which can also damage the fringe.
Fringing is not only for furniture – think about accessories such as scatter cushions, lampshades, storage baskets and other items that you can decorate with a colourful fringe for extra interest.
When it comes to fringing, you don’t have to stop at one layer – fringing can be layered in different lengths and/or colours for a luxe look.
When decorating with tassels…
Like fringing, tassels can be used to embellish furniture and home accessories such as lighting fixtures.
Tassels are a stylish way to round off curtain tiebacks.
Tablecloths can also be embellished with fun, colourful tassels.
You can also incorporate tassels into your wardrobe – add it to a scarf or loafers for a custom touch.