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 (opens in new tab) starting at $98, at Anthropologie

Whether you're a first-time fringe trend trier or a long-time lover, this luxurious lamp (opens in new tab)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. 

2. Opt for this ottoman

fringe trend ottoman from wayfair

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Mercer41 Fuente Ottoman (opens in new tab) l Was $200, Now $94.99, at Wayfair

With a brass band and tassel design, we're confident this oval ottoman (opens in new tab) will leave everyone green with envy. 

3. Try this must-have mirror

fringe trend mirror from Etsy

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Round Mirror Fringe (opens in new tab)l Was $112.94, Now $56.47, at Etsy

Put a natural twist on the trend with this  jute mirror (opens in new tab). 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. 

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 (opens in new tab) for $35, at Target

Featuring an eye-catching stripe pattern with fringe detailing on the front, this lumbar throw pillow (opens in new tab)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.

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 (opens in new tab) starting at $59.99, at Target

This chic coverlet (opens in new tab) 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. 

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. (opens in new tab)for $15.79, at Target

If you want to tread lightly with the fringe trend, start small with this rug (opens in new tab). 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. 

7.  Hang this pretty pendant 

fringe trend pendant from wayfair

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Joss & Main Camelia 1 - Light Single Geometric Pendant (opens in new tab)l Was $254.99, Now $173.99, at Wayfair

This pendant lamp (opens in new tab) 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 is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a 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. 

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