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Trends: Fringe Benefits and Tassel Treats in Home Fashion

Kitchen by TONINO LAMBORGHINIFringe Pendant Lights in the kitchen designed by Tonino Lamborghini

Fresh off the runways from Milan to Los Angeles, fringe and tassel embellishments are a hot trend in fashion.  Home decor will not be far behind.  Watch, this trend is headed straight to your front door.

Fringe and tassels have a long history of being used in decorative arts adorning European palaces, homes and people dating as far back as ancient times.  In the US, fringe and tassels were not popular beyond traditional American Indian garments until it became the fashion rage on women’s cocktail dresses of the 1920’s.  Then it resurfaced as a huge part of the iconic style of stars like Cher and Jimi Hendricks during the carefree era of Hippies and Woodstock in the late 1950’s and lasted into the 1960’s on sexy swimwear.


JimiHendrixWoodstockFamed Musician Jimi Hendricks in poncho at Woodstock

Tassel collage French 18th century painted  side chair with tassels                Antique Tassel Necklace from King Tuts Tomb

But today’s fringe and tassel embellishments being used on furniture and fashion offers tremendous variety.  It’s fresh and sexy, glamorous and artful, and can be bohemian chic or modern; every home fashionista appreciates that.  Here are some of the best looks this season to fulfill your fringe or tassel desires for your body and home.

Here are 5 ways to spice up your decor mood with fringe or tassels

1. Layered Fringe creates a decadent look

Fringe skirt by Ermanno ScervinoLeather Fringe Skirt by Ermanno Scervino

Suede fringe pillowLayers of leather fringe on this pillow

2. Glamorous Fringe made with Crystals, Glass or Metals

Fringed pendant lamps in the kitchen Crystal fringe chandeliers glamorize this white on white kitchen designed by

Crystal fringe chandelierLayered Fringe Crystals in the Chandelier

Metallic Fringe gives just the right shimmer and shake

Metallic Fringe on Velvet chair by Kelly HoppenMetallic Fringe on Velvet chair by Kelly Hoppen

Arteriors Maxim pendant light Metal Fringe Chandelier by Arteriors

3. Long Fringe and Tassels Create a Masculine and Sexy Attitude

Leather Fringe Guernica Chair - Laura Kirar for McGuire Furniture

Fringe makes a modern statement on the back of this leather chair by Laura Kirar for McGuire furniture

BRADLEY HUGHES leather club chair with fringe

Long fringe on side of leather club chair by Bradley Hughes

Fringe ChairsArmless Leather Chairs by Gamma International

fringe gucci and cavali                 Suede Fringe Boots by Just Cavali                                      White Leather Fringe Handbag by Gucc

White fringe Altuzarra SpringWhite leather fringe blouse from Altuzarra Spring collection

4. Beaded Fringe & Tassels

Fringe bed canopy in whiteThis Beaded Canopy is Oh So Bohemian Chic and straight out of the 1960’s

Donna Karan beaded fringe pillowBeaded Fringe Pillow by Donna Karan

5. Riviera Chic or the New Bohemian Look

During fashion week,  fringe detailing showed up on everything: skirts, dresses, and handbags, tassels on hemlines to ankle-straps on shoes, and jewelry.  The trend was on runways worldwide.

Accessories TasselsGucci Red Suede Handbag

Fringe & Tassel Shoes by Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood and Proenza Schouler Sandal

tassel settingTassel accents on a dresser

Fringe curtain royal palace

Have these ideas inspired you to create a fresh fringed look for your home?  If so what will be your fringe or tassel style: Romantic, Sexy, Glamorous, New Bohemian, Au Naturale, European or the Italian Riviera?