Fringes are making a comeback, and this is one trend it’s easy to dip a toe into. Fringed accessories can help transform the look of a room by adding colour, movement and texture. The key to getting the look right, though, is not to go too overboard – think lampshades OR cushions, rugs OR throws, or the end result will be more cowboy saloon bar than contemporary chic!
If you have more than one fringed accessory, mix them up – for example, with a long woollen fringe on rugs and short silken tassels on lampshades. If you’re the creative type, this is also an ideal opportunity to get crafty – sewing a length of fringing onto cushions will give you a whole new look. Here’s our pick of the best fringed home accessories to get you started.
1. Square cotton pouffe with tassels, Zara Home
This beautiful blue and white square cotton pouffe is the perfect accessory to have at home for additional seating or to use as a footstool. It would also be perfect for lazing in the garden on summer days. Now’s a good time to buy it too, as it’s currently reduced in the sale. £49.99 from Zara Home.
2. Mogg Madama pendant light, Go Modern
The Madama pendant light is designed by Cristina Celestino, who took her inspiration from the stiff petticoats used in the 19th century to make women’s skirts voluminous. These pendant lamps have a steel shade coated with an array of different trimmings, fringes, ribbons and decorations. Prices start at £270, available from Go Modern.
3. Heavenly Honeycomb throw, House of Rym
This lightweight, thin cotton throw is ideal for anywhere you don’t want too much bulk. Slip it into a bag to use on a picnic, or use it to cover a tired sofa. £56, available from At Number 67.
4. Fitzgerald pendant lampshade, dar lighting
A modern take on the traditional fringed lampshade, this pendant has a polished chrome ceiling plate, clear cable and a cotton sateen taupe shade with doughnut shaped fabric diffuser. The central fringe ring comes in a choice of ivory or silver chain and is available for separate order. Price for the pendant only, around £100 from dar lighting.
5. Fela tasselled chandelier, Anthropologie
Add a little charm with this Fela tasselled chandelier, an easy way to bring a touch of the bohemian to your interior styling. Designed by Justina Blakeney, it’s available exclusively from Anthropologie. £228.
6. Fringed cushion cover, H&M
7. Elsie tassel throw, M&S
Oozing in sophistication, the Elsie throw takes fringing to a new level. The throw design combines a distinctive geometric diamond design with a super multi-tier tassel trim. It’s available in a choice of three colours, including the equally on-trend ochre. £39.50 from M&S.
8. Lola cushion, Bluebellgray
Add a fun pop or pattern to your home with this Lola cushion from Bluebellgray. Made from 100% linen, it’s designed in the UK and features an abstract design in shades of pastel green, blue and purple. £75, available from Amara.
9. Velvet fringed chair, Sweetpea & Willow
This stylish velvet chair oozes elegance and sophistication. Neat and compact, this chair would be perfect in a bedroom or in smaller spaces such as hallways. £378, available from Sweetpea & Willow.
10. Cotswold fringed throw, PASX
This 100% acrylic throw is great value. With a plain heavy woven design and a tasselled finish, it’s ideal for beds, sofas and would even make a nice picnic blanket. £26, available from PASX.