Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Ours was jam packed- I feel like I need another day (don’t we always?!), but I’m excited to be back with a fun blog post today… let’s talk tassels! Tassels are such an easy & inexpensive way to add an instant touch of texture, color, contrast, interest, and sophistication to a vignette. I’m a fan of styling with them- as you’ve probably noticed. This is something I actually started doing years ago, and now no room feels complete without a tassel styled somewhere in the space. They’re fun! I know there has been a lot of talk of “grand-millennial style” lately, and tassels definitely fall into that aesthetic. They’re the perfect way to add a touch of traditional glam without being too fussy. Click through for some inspiration and ideas!
The tassels in my home that are the most noticeable (and asked about) are the larger ones hanging from our exterior / entry doors. Every French door in the house is accompanied by an oversized tassel. It was never my intention to do that, but I liked one so much, I decided to add another, and then another. I also mix them up occasionally… I currently have an oversized black tassel hanging on the door knob.
I typically prefer contrast or a color difference when styling a tassel on a door knob, hanging in front of a door- whether it be interior or exterior. Tassels are so beautiful and I feel they easily get lost in monochromatic vignettes.
Door knobs are the easy or obviously place to style a tassel. I have plenty on our interior doors as well… like our guest bedroom, pictured below.
However, door knobs aren’t the only place to style tassels in a home. I wanted to brainstorm lots of styling opportunities and ideas with you! I also enjoy these “thinking outside the box” exercises.
Furniture is another natural place to hang a tassel, but in addition to hardware & door knobs- off the top of my head, here are some more ideas, areas, and ways to use them…
TASSEL STYLING IDEAS
- Hang on an interior door knob.
- Style on cabinetry hardware.
- Hang one from a sconce.
- Use on a nightstand knob.
- Hang from an armoire.
- Style one on a floor lamp.
- Hang from a vase, urn, or ginger jar lid.
- Place one on the backside of a hook.
- Hang on an entryway / exterior access door knob.
- Style it flat in a tray, dish, or catchall for texture.
- Hang from a table lamp.
- Use one as a drapery tieback.
- Hang one from the bottom of a chandelier.
- Hang from a posted bed.
- Use on a curtain rod or finial.
- Style on the newel post at the bottom of stair railing.
- Attach to the corners of your favorite pillow.
- Use it as a roman shade pull.
- Tie one to the handle of a basket.
- Use on built-in or linen-closet hardware.
- Hang from a mirror.
- Style on the bracket or rail of a floating shelf.
- Place one on a bathroom vanity knob.
- Hang on a shower rod, layered over a shower curtain.
- Style from a piece of ornate art or a gallery light.
- Attach it to another piece of decor, like a vintage calligraphy brush.
- Hang a small tassel from a lidded canister.
- Use it as a finishing detail when gift wrapping (as part of the gift).
- Display it in a glass keepsake box.
- Style it inside a curio cabinet with other curiosities.
Like everything, tassels are wonderful in moderation. I’m not saying you need a tassel in all of these places, but hopefully it can get your wheels turning if you’d like to incorporate a few into your home!
Tassels are also great for emphasizing things- furniture, light fixtures, art, hooks, hardware, … whatever it may be. Add a tassel and suddenly something feels new, fresh, and acts as a focal point. It’s kind of a magic styling trick!
You may have also noticed lots of high-end, vintage, or antique furniture comes with accompanying tassels. My vintage Henredon bench in our guest room came with two front tassels. Knowing this, here is another trick… adding a tassel to your existing furniture can definitely help to make it feel more designerly or elevated… just by adding that extra layer.
I also use tassels as a continuation of a color palette to tie a space or multiple rooms in a home together. They indicate what color you might discover behind a door and keep a strand of cohesion throughout a home. They’re truly a versatile accessory I enjoy using for a multitude of reasons.
I’d love to hear if you have any tassels in your home, and how you style them? I hope this brainstorming post was fun and helpful! There are some many little styling tricks that add up to make a big impact and add interest in a home. Should I share more posts like this? Let me know if you enjoyed this one! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start.