This '80s décor detail is back in a big way; Here's how to incorporate it at home

To fringe or not to fringe, that is the question.

fringe trend ottoman from wayfair
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After a decade of reveling in sleek midcentury lines, design sensibility has stepped into a fresh era: The 1980s. From curved silhouettes to mauve tones, everything '80s is new again. One of our favorite styles that's made a comeback: fringe. The once-audacious trend was prominent in the '80s, and now almost four decades later, it's back and better than ever. However, this time: it comes equipped with a modern-day twist. 

It's time to wave goodbye to the days where this fringe trend was exclusively reserved for flapper dresses and layered haircuts: this time around, it's giving our home décor a much-needed facelift. 

Drawing influence from fashion, we've noticed many home aficionados welcoming fringe-embellished lamps, ottomans, and even decked out armchairs with a fringe blanket. 

Ideal for those looking to part ways with their minimalistic aesthetics of the past, the fringe trend breathes new life into any space, adding a hint of freshness and element of sexiness that was previously missing. And, if you're wondering whether or not the fringe trend is right for you? 

These seven styles will make you a fringe trend believer — they'll uplift and upgrade your space in no time. 

1. Start by livening up your light fixtures 

fringe trend lamp from anthropologie

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Selena Lamp Shade starting at $98, at Anthropologie

Whether you're a first-time fringe trend trier or a long-time lover, this luxurious lamp will reign supreme. From the hardbacked to the iron frame, and don't forget the slightly tapered silhouette, it's one fantastic feature after another. View Deal

2. Opt for this ottoman

fringe trend ottoman from wayfair

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Mercer41 Fuente Ottoman l Was $200, Now $94.99, at Wayfair

With a brass band and tassel design, we're confident this oval ottoman will leave everyone green with envy. View Deal

3. Try this must-have mirror

fringe trend mirror from Etsy

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Round Mirror Fringe l Was $112.94, Now $56.47, at Etsy

Put a natural twist on the trend with this  jute mirror. Use it as statement-making wall décor or an everyday necessity above a dresser or in an entryway — either way, it's sure to stun. View Deal

4. Elevate seating areas with this perfect piece

fringe trend decorative pillow from Target

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Opalhouse Bed Lumbar Global Fringe Decorative Pillow Black/Cream for $35, at Target

Featuring an eye-catching stripe pattern with fringe detailing on the front, this lumbar throw pillow makes your bed or seating area the focal point of the room, while the 100 percent cotton exterior with ultra-soft filling provides comfortable support as you relax or sleep.View Deal

5. Wrap yourself up in this beautiful blanket

fringe trend blanket from target

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Textured Fringe Coverlet Sour Cream - Hearth & Hand with Magnolia starting at $59.99, at Target

This chic coverlet features a matelassé woven fabric construction that helps create a quilt-like design for textural flair, while the fringe border detailing brings added appeal to the overall design. View Deal

6. Use a rug as a focal point

fringe trend rug from target

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17" x 24" Medallia Bath Rug Natural - Saturday Knight Ltd. for $15.79, at Target

If you want to tread lightly with the fringe trend, start small with this rug. It will not only serve as a fantastic focal point in any kitchen or living room section, but its classic cream color palette works with any current aesthetic as well. View Deal

7.  Hang this pretty pendant 

fringe trend pendant from wayfair

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Joss & Main Camelia 1 - Light Single Geometric Pendant l Was $254.99, Now $173.99, at Wayfair

This pendant lamp is the perfect addition to any glam home. With metal and fringe, this playful yet sophisticated lamp instantly elevates any space.


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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.