Tremendous Trimmings

Borders, beads and tassels are the perfect way to add a beautiful finishing touch to any blind or curtain. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of texture, or a bold punch of colour, there are trimmings available for every style. At Sophie Sews we love exploring the variety of trimmings on offer and have used many different types in our designs. In this month's blog we explore how trimmings can be used and the advantages to them.

If you’re looking for a way to add a fun and playful touch to your interiors, why not try colourful pom poms! A string of pom poms will give a playful feel to any room making them perfect for a child's bedroom. Not only are pom poms inexpensive compared to traditional beaded trimmings, but they can be used on curtains, blinds, and even cushions, making them versatile as well as economical.

If a beaded trim isn’t your style, a subtle border detail may be the perfect trim for you. A plain fabric makes for the perfect border on any roman blind, it is subtle yet effective when used with a contrasting plain fabric, or even a bold pattern as seen here. These stunning roman blinds made with an Emma Shipley fabric, show just how well a plain border can add an interesting detail to a blind without having to splash out on an extravagant trim.

The beautiful thing about trimmings is that there is such a wide variety out there, you never have to opt for just one type. Pairing trimmings together works brilliantly if you are wanting to create an eye-catching detail on a curtain, blind, cushion, or even a covering. When pairing trimmings together, ensure there is a difference between them in colour, texture and size so that they do not merge into each other and lose their eye-catching allure. Pictured below is a stunning bedside table cover we created using a VV Rouleaux ribbon and a James Hare fringe. Together they create an elegant finish to this cover without looking over crowded or clashing.

If you would like to view any of the trimmings we offer, please do pop into our Horsell shop which is open six days a week 9:30am - 5pm. We have a wide variety of trimmings available from world renowned brands such as Colefax & Fowler, Schumacher, Romo and many more.

About Author


Charlotte is one of our Designers.
She has always had a passion for design, from spending as much time as possible in the textile studio at school, to studying Textile Design at university. Her knowledge of fabric and interiors has grown over the years, with prior experience in furniture design and room layout. Charlotte is able to combine all these skills to create wonderful ideas for curtains and blinds for all spaces, as well as advise on those finishing touches to make your house a home.

At Sophie Sews we offer a bespoke and personal service to all our clients, and so Charlotte will be the friendly face measuring within your home and helping you to choose the perfect fabric, trimmings and tiebacks for every room.