How To Work Summer’s Tassel Trend Into Your Own Home

published Jul 19, 2018
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Tassels have been slowly taking over home decor Instagram accounts and magazine spreads, showing up everywhere from the ends of area rugs to the edges of blankets, and from door handles to tiered chandeliers. And the bolder and bigger you go, the more of a transformation it can create in your room. To give you some ideas for introducing the tassel trend into your own space, ahead are inspiring home decor ideas, along with product suggestions and DIY tutorials. Get ready to get your fringe on.

Add a vibrant pop to an all-white room with a tasseled blanket. Here Kamille Magette spreads her throw across her couch so her tassels hang low to the floor, adding a vibrant pop of magenta and red to her plant-filled living room.

For more advanced styling, combine your tassels with different textures to introduce a whole new element into the room. This boho-inspired space combined a green fur throw with a blue tasseled blanket to create a luxurious color palette that helps the other boho prints in the room pop.

You can also drape the blanket over the arm of a sofa, letting the tassels cascade down to the floor.

Bring your tassels outside by spreading a blanket over your outdoor chair or couch. You can use the throw as an opportunity to tie together your balcony or patio color scheme, where this olive blanket helps flesh out the blue and mustard colors in the rug.

Another great design move is to spread a tassel blanket over the end of your bed. Notice how the dark fringe brings out the black detail work in the rug and helps to make the colors pop in the room.

For a subtler tassel accent, you can hang a bulky one over a door handle for an elegant detail.

Work tassels into your decor by sneaking them into a chandelier, bringing an interesting dose of texture to the room. This Anthropologie chandelier really pops against the charcoal walls, and works well with the fur blanket thrown over the armchair.

For a subtler tassel accent, use Moroccan inspired baskets. This particular one from Anthropologie either comes in a blue or peach motif, and you can use it to store everything from your laptop cords to your throw blankets.

If you’ve been looking for a striped tassel throw, look no further than Lulu & Georgia. With six different colors to choose from, you’ll find just the right palette to match your room.

Or for a brighter pop of color, there’s no better place to go than Kip & Co.

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If you liked the tassel door handle accent, you can make your own at home. Follow this tutorial from Paper & Stitch using wood blocks and leather.

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You can also breathe new life into an old rug you’re bored with by giving its edges the tassel treatment. Follow this tutorial from Fall for DIY to see how to add bold tassel accents to your area rugs.

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For those who like colorful accents, weave a door handle tassel with colorful thread. To see how to do it at home, follow this tutorial from Sugar & Cloth.