Trend Alert- Studded Sophistication

by Quinn Larson

In a departure from their traditional use, upholstery tacks have taken a more whimsical design direction in studs, spikes and crystals.  We now see them jazzing up furnishings, cabinetry, doors and tiles alike.

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Tack on a fabric detail to update your furnishings.

 Tack on a fabric detail to update your furnishings.

 

Adding embellishments of this sort is an easy and cost effective way to update the look of your furnishings, bring attention to architectural details, or take your decor in a completely new style direction.  Upholstery tacks come in a myriad of  sizes, shapes and styles. Stay with traditional gold rounded buttons, bedazzle your bed frame with glittering crystals, or combine the two in an intricate tack pattern.

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Flat door no more! Add some dazzling detail with a tack border.

 Flat door no more! Add some dazzling detail with a tack border.

 

Of course you don’t have to hammer them in one by one!  Tack strips are available and can make the daunting task of keeping each tack in its place a walk in the park.  For flat surfaces, such as walls, tiles and cabinetry, cut off the nail end and adhere with glue.

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Subtle details, like the double tack border on this bed frame, add glitz without going overboard.

Subtle details, like the double tack border on this bed frame, add glitz without going overboard. 

 

Now that you are on trend, let loose that longing desire to ornament and start studding!

Colorfully yours,

-Quinn

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