Published on February 19, 2019

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My first foray into the world of decorative fringe occurred between the ages of six and eight, in the form of a much-sequinned tap-dancing costume. Years later, however, my perspective is different. I now prefer my fringe in the form of elevated decor that renders any room it inhabits instantly more playful.

Here’s the thing about fringe, though: It’s not the easiest textile to work with. Sometimes (in the case of my tap-dancing costume of yore), it can come across as cheesy or a little too flapper-inspired. Nevertheless, in the best instances, it gives off just the right amount of Art Deco flair. It helps when it comes in a trendy hue, like soft salmon pink or even bold chartreuse. It’s also best when paired with other higher-end materials like sumptuous velvet or glamorous brass.

Depending on how they’re styled, fringed lamps can give off Hollywood Regency extravagance or offer a more bohemian touch of texture. Fringe-lined mirrors create focal points on otherwise boring walls, and the perfect fringed chair or sofa brings plenty of whimsy wherever it’s placed. Truly, no textile is quite as delightful.

The right fringe piece can instantly give your interior a more festive, whimsical vibe. The result might even compel you to break out into song and dance. Shop our favorite fringed finds below.

Place these subtly fringed chairs around a dining table, call some friends over to hang out, and you’ll already prove yourself to be the host with the most.

A fringe chandelier is way easier to clean than a crystal-covered alternative. Plus, it can suit both casual and elevated interiors.

At just $25, this fringed mirror is a bargain. Its pink-and-gold color combo lends it a perfectly romantic vibe.

This sweet armchair might just be the greatest conversation-starter you can put in your living room.

Add 2019’s Pantone color of the year to your space in the form of this velvet accent pillow, which enlivens any sofa it’s placed on.

Position this antique lamp atop a desk or side table for a small dose of festivity.

Who says you need doors to keep your decor looking neat and tidy? This side table provides a fun way to hide any unsightly clutter.

This cushion cover makes it easy to give your throw pillow a new and decidedly more playful look all for just $12.

These sconce lamps by Houtique bring Art Deco inspiration into the present with a distinctly contemporary take on the trend.

See more playful trends:
It’s Time to Reconsider Decorating With Glitter
The Home Accent I’ve Loved Since My Dorm Room Days
The Latest Decor Trend Is All About Body Positivity 

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