Fringes, Frills and Frosting (The love of trims)

Hi Elsie Wolfe here.

Some people love them and some people loath them. I intend to show you with this blog that a trim, tassel or diamanté do not have to be fussy or overly extravagant if you don’t want them to be. In the contrary they can enhance and define a look or colour within a given scheme.


This is what frightens people who don’t like trims. This image (or something like it) enter their head.

Don’t get me wrong some people love the fuss, to them more is more (I like it in the right place).

Companies like KRAVET, TROYNORTH, HAYWOOD, BRITISH TRIMMINGS, HANDSOME and HOULES to name but a few specialise in a wide range of trims specifically for soft furnishings of all kinds. Modern, classic and traditional.





You do not have to go all fussy and frilly to make a statement.


It doesn’t have to be a tassel, it can be a simple braid.


Or a more detailed one.


It doesn’t even have to be a braid, it can be a contrast border or piping (with the pipe removed), or a double border trim, like the ones in these images below.



A trim can have a practical use to hide a join that is needed. Like in this next image where two plain fabrics have been used the trim makes a feature at the same time as hiding the join.


But most of the time it just adds a bit of something special to a curtain, pelmet, throw or cushion to enhance a look or make a flat design look more interesting and three dimensional.





Trimmings are so versatile that fabric companies such as Designers Guild, Harlequin and Zoffany have their own ranges to specifically match the colour pallets in their collections.




This clever bit of marketing also makes it far easier for a designer to put those little extra details together to create a beautifully coordinated end product for the client.

Most collections also have matching tie backs.



Other companies such as Haywood will make trims and tie backs to a custom colour.

You can even get diamanté and feather trims for your soft furnishings now.                                    Handy if you like a bit of bling!



Trims on soft furnishings are just like jewellery on person.                                                                Some people like rich excess and some like classic and understated.                                               One thing is true, we all like to were a little decoration don’t we?

I hope you have enjoyed this blog and will consider the addition of trims to the next design in your home?

Elsie Wolfe , , / , / , , , , , ,

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