Feb 02, 2022

Tips for Trimming Every Room

Trim Every Space

We spoke to top designers about how they use trim in every room of the house. From bedrooms to bathrooms to nurseries, read on for inspiration that goes beyond the expected.


Design: Anna-Louise Wolfe McMullin | Photo: Heidi Harris

Aurelia Tassel Fringe in Wedgwood

“I believe that adding trim to anything gives it that finished detail that makes the whole design come together. And, trimmings do not have to be limited to draperies or pillows— add them to the edge of a table skirt or a lampshade!” - Anna-Louise Wolfe McMullin


Design: Maria E. Beck | Photo: Michael Hunter

2.75" Greek Key Fret Embroidered Border in Alabaster

“Passementerie is one of my favorite ways to add a bespoke touch to my client’s pieces. Customizing each design with a special trim on a pillow, an elegant border on a drapery treatment, or an unexpected accent tape on an upholstered piece displays thoughtfulness in the design and gives each piece its own unique character.”- Maria E. Beck

Dining Room

Design:  Huff-Dewberry Inc.

Cambridge Strié Braid in Celestial Blue

“We love to use two rows of trim at the edge of a curtain or at the bottom of upholstery. Adding the second smaller trim above the larger one gives even more definition and is a great finishing detail.”- Heather Dewberry Stoller


Design: Amanda Nisbet | Photo: Gordon Gregory

Sloane Velvet Border in Lemon Grass | Bali Cotton Bullion Fringe 

“When I'm designing spaces with minimal to no pattern it's very important to add textural details to layer and ground the space. I'll often source and find the perfect added element through trims at Samuel & Sons. The velvet moss green bordering the simple white curtains and the long textural fringe on the banquette elevate the kitchen nook to something quite special.”- Amanda Nisbet


Design: Traci Zeller | Photo: Dustin Peck

Orsay Silk Tassel Fringe in Blue Melange

“Trim elevates the simple item—say a pillow—into something extraordinary. Trim is the difference between something that could have been mass-produced and something truly special.” - Traci Zeller

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