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Metal Trim on Furniture

Create a timeless look

Metal trim is a classic embellishment for furniture and more. Brads, nails and tacks were used as early as the 17th century and maybe even before, in almost every country in Europe, and in the United States, too. Think of them as jewelry for furniture – adding a beautiful necklace around the edges.

Metal trims work just as beautifully today as when they were first invented. They add a sense of craftsmanship and can complement almost any style of décor, from the most traditional to ultra contemporary.

A chair with metal trim. Think of metal trim as jewelry for furniture, adding a beautiful necklace around the edges.

Embellish your furniture, headboards and more

Decorative brads, nails and tacks are mostly used on upholstered furniture, but can also be applied beautifully on headboards, upholstered walls and doors, and even as an embellishment on table tops, table fronts and table legs.

You can make a subtle design statement by using metal trim as a stripe on the edge of upholstery or you can go wild, using the trim in patterns or a patchwork design. Leather especially lends itself to metal trim, but many other fabrics can be adorned too, including velvet, tapestries and other heavy fabrics.

A bedroom with an upholstered headboard that has metal trim. Decorative brads, nails and tacks can also be applied beautifully on headboards.

Choose from many options

Metal trim comes in many shapes and sizes, with or without facets, and with matte, glossy or distressed finishes. Shapes include square, round, diamond and pyramid. 

Brads, nails and tacks can have a variety of metal finishes, including silver, antique gold, nickel, brass and even black. The newest of all are trims made from stone and crystal.

Add some decorative metal trim to your décor! It is a timeless look that’s modern even today.

A living room with a modern glass table and a traditional chair with metal trim. Metal trim can complement almost any style of décor, from traditional to contemporary.
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