2018 Trend Alert: On the Fringe

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The delicate detail of fringe is back and better than ever! From western suede jackets to swinging party dresses, fringe is a statement and a staple for a wide range of styles. The trendy fringe has faded in and out of fashion for well over a hundred years, but believe it or not it has existed for centuries!


Trend Alert! On the Fringe | 2018 Interior Design Trends

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Mostly used on skirts and shawls in ancient Mesopotamia, fringe traces its roots back to many cultures and histories. Native American culture is most commonly credited with the first pioneering of the fringe embellishment in leather and suede. The fringe was both practical and decorative. In addition to the decorative beauty, the fringe also worked to repel rainwater away from the body. By the 1920s, fringe was all the rage in the golden age of flapper dresses and all things silver and tinsel. In the 1950s, fringe resurfaced with a rebellious edge on leather biker jackets and gloves with even Elvis Presley sporting the fringe look. Fringe came full circle by the 60s and 70s with designers embracing the roots of the fringe trend with Native American inspiration.


Trend Alert! On the Fringe | 2018 Interior Design Trends

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Today, fringe is taking over all aspects of home decor. From rugs to pillows and even chandeliers, fringe is hard to miss. The beauty of fringe lies in its ability to elevate any home with intricate detail and instant depth. Finishing the border of a piece in fringe creates a sophisticated aesthetic that embraces the vintage comeback in a fresh and new way. Whether you’re ready to dive in and outfit your home in all things fringe, or you’re a bit more wary and want to start with a few accent pieces, this trend is all about embracing fringe at the level that best fits your style.


Trend Alert! On the Fringe | 2018 Interior Design Trends

Shown Here: Tulum Rug in Ash & Ivory, Tulum Rug in Graphite & Black, Tulum Rug in Graphite & Black


Starting with the floors of your room, a fringe rug is the perfect way to transform an entire space by only buying one piece. Rugs fill so much of the visual space of your room, so the rug you choose will set the tone and style. A neutral rug like the Jaipur Ephesus Rug from the Tala Collection in Ivory & Black sets a clean base for your room while still adding interest with the fringe end detailing. For a more fun and bohemian look, try the Jaipur Riot Rug from the Adair Collection in Ivory & Black. The Loloi Zharah Area Rug in Navy & Multi puts a fun twist on the typical ornate rug with decorate tassels on the end.


Trend Alert! On the Fringe | 2018 Interior Design Trends

Shown Here: Eleanor Pillow in Ivory, Cordelia Pillow in Blush, Bishop Pillow in Beige & Multi, Cordelia Pillow in Grey, Else Throw Blanket in Blush, Ida Pillow in Copper, Percy Pillow in Grey & Multi


You can add fringed decorative pieces like throw pillows to bring a room together as well as add visual interest. Try the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Bishop Pillow in Blue & Multi or the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Ward Pillow in Navy & Pink for a touch of the fringe trend. In addition to decorative pillows, throws and blankets on a plain sofa can make all the difference. Try the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Emry Blush Throw Blanket to add fringe detailing as well as a warm and welcoming feeling to your living area.


Trend Alert! On the Fringe | 2018 Interior Design Trends

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The fringe fun doesn’t stop there! Don’t forget about lighting. Dramatic chandeliers make the perfect centerpiece for your space. A chandelier with fringe detailing creates an air of elegance and sophistication that will be stunningly beautiful. Chandeliers like the Arteriors Lighting Maxim Chandelier or the Currey & Company Lighting Fen Chandelier are show stopping pieces that are both on trend and timeless.


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