3 Ways to Add Color & Warmth with Tassels

by Caitlin Kelch


Whether they’re attached to an ottoman or lining the edge of a cozy throw, tassels create a visual warmth that we crave during the winter months. Beyond the tassel trend, this storied decorative embellishment will always remind us that a little pocket of warmth exists in threads bound together in a sweet and pretty way. Here are some of our favorite make-at-home tassel DIYs and a few tasseled objects of desire we discovered while online window shopping.

First up is Monique Bartley’s ottoman, hand-tasseled in shades of pink. Monique, pictured below, is a Los Angeles native living in New York City. She originally shared this crafty project with us back in 2015 and we’ve loved it ever since. Click through for the instructions for this DIY (and two more!), plus some window shopping inspiration. –Caitlin


Tassel Ottoman instructions here.


Window Shopping


These two pieces bring a huge burst of tasseled color to the indoors.

Tassel Fringed Poof available at Anthro at 40% off of $129 | Reversible Cotton Throw available at Fab.com $100

Chunky Tassels DIY


Adding some oversized DIY tassels to an existing throw is always an option. The blanket shown above was embellished with three neutral shades of yarn fashioned into giant tassels. See the full tutorial on Design*Sponge here.


Tassel Curtain Tie-Backs


These easy-to-make curtain tie-backs made with leather cord are a great way to mix a rustic look into your space. See the full tutorial here!


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