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Some Details

The finishing details to upholstered furniture adds very special touches, nail heads give an extra special touch. Usually the finishing on the edges of upholstered furniture; the double stitching, the piping, the nail heads are all for practical reasons. It protects the edges from the wear and tear. You might notice the the arms or the edge of the furniture are the first areas that start to fray.

So there are very different choices to make when you go for re-upholstering your latest find from the flea market or ordering a new piece of furniture. And frequently if it is a contrast to the fabric it adds a detail. Nail heads add a strong detail to the edge of a chair, a sofa or a bed head. It gives it a tailored look and often found nailed around the arm of a Chesterfield from Mydeco:


They work very well with leather upholstery, as a matter of fact, it is traditional with leather. But they give ticking or linen an extra touch of class, usually more casual fabrics and textures. And is a lovely contrast with velvet.


Always lots to play with when decorating rooms and a subtle detail like nail heads are an impeccable finish.

Author bio

An interior designer with a passion for light, colour, patterns and textures bringing them all together to make a beautiful space, Kelly wants to share with you her love of light and colour and all parts of helping people bring beauty to their lives. She authors the blog Light Color Design and you can follow her on Twitter @kellyfannon. Read more posts by .

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Comments (4)

  1. NEW blog post: Some Details #dbcollective

  2. Some Details via @hearthomemag special touches to upholstery

  3. These nail heads not only make sure that everything stays were it ought to, it also serves an embellishment. It does a terrific job of accentuating the edges and bringing out the beauty in upholstered furniture. It is not at all dissimilar to a woman bedecked with jewellery.

  4. NEW blog post: Some Details #dbcollective

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