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50 DecorBook Ideas : 40. Timeless Tassels

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Have you noticed tassels seem to be everywhere?  As handbag charms and on jewelry, they seem fresh and modern.  Why not use tassels as an easy and affordable way to add a little "jewelry" to your rooms?  Tassels are a trim design staple dating back to 16th century France and were traditionally added to drapery tiebacks.  But, there's a zillion ways to use tassels these days.  Let's take a look.

A tassel on the door handle in our principal bathroom.  You can buy tassels at fabric stores, on line and there's usually some at our favorite discounts stores (all the different TJX stores and Ross).

Tassels add tribal drama to this bed throw.

A chunky tassel on a door handle in a Swedish room.

A dramatic wall hanging of tassels hanging from a drapery cord.


A punch of hot pink embellished with a wooden gold bead.

Any pillow can benefit from tassels.

Tassels pop up on a chest of drawers.

Tassels can be added to bath towels, sheets or pillow cases.

Tassels are super easy to make, whether it be made out of yarn, leather, tissue or raffia. They can be embellished or plain, whatever suits your room.  Why not have some fun making a timeless tassel or two?

 top photo: tassels (from drapery aisle at the local Ross store) adds a little detail to T.J.Maxx lamps flanking either side of our bed.

BTW, you probably know that the TJX Company owns T.J. Max, Marshalls and HomeGoods.


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