“The Fringe” is a timeless trend that always finds its way into fashion and decor. In interior design specifically, it was originally used for furniture as a way to keep textile trims from unravelling — and can be found in everything from Victorian lampshades to 60s curtains.

The trend has come back this year; albeit, with a fresh new take. Gone is the stuffy, grandmotherly image the mention of “fringe” might conjure up. Instead, the fringe trend in a Pinterest era brings a sleek, glamorous and eclectic look to modern homes.

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This year, tassels will cover everything from the edges of throw pillows, draping itself over lamps and weaving its way into upholstery. It might even show up in some unexpected places.

Interior designer Timothy Corrigan said in an interview with Vogue, “People want more and more things to feel custom and unique, not like they will see it at the neighbour‘s house. Fringe is one of the easiest ways to take a simple lampshade, pillow, whatever it is, and make it uniquely your own,” he says.

Whether its dainty, bell-like tassels used in sofas and ottomans or boho leather threads, fringe in interiors is back bigger than ever. Here, the ultimate guide to incorporate this trend into your home.