Tailoring a Nailed Down Trend

Nailhead embellishments – a great finishing detail for that final touch of glamour, or added character of an aged and rustic look. It all depends on the nailheads you use, and how you apply them.

Here are some nailhead styles that are available:


And a few more that are more ornate along with rhinestone options:


And then of course there is the nailhead trim that comes in a strip:


So you can see just from these few examples how much potential there is to create a stunning piece in whatever look you’re wanting to achieve.

You’re probably used to seeing the traditional application of nailheads trimming a piece, like this:



Or this…


And now what you’ll be seeing more of are patterns created with nailheads. This is something you can DIY if you’re wanting a fresh new look for an existing piece, or even if you want to tackle a whole project from scratch, like a custom headboard. Without getting into the details of a specific DIY project, I thought I’d share some examples of patterns with you so you can decide for yourself if this might be a project for you!

Chartreuse is a hot colour for 2012.


Do you have a mirror you can add colour to, and maybe finish in a pattern with nailhead?

Or how about a tufted ottoman like this one? Again, the colour is in keeping with the bright, bold palette moving in.


Did you know that you will also be seeing a lot more of the Greek key turning up in fabrics in the coming year? I thought the use of nailheads to create this pattern in this ottoman was very cool.

Do you have any furniture you can do something like this to?


Or would you want to? Do you like the nailhead pattern in these chairs?

And for our smaller footprint spaces, and those areas needing a little added privacy…


Wouldn’t this black folding screen make a great room divider? I love the drama of the diamond pattern.

For something a little more playful…


Adding a nailhead pattern like this would be so much fun. Imagine painting the dresser out in another colour. The possiblities are endless!

And if you really want to go all out to feature nailhead as an accent…


Would you consider trimming your vanity and doors like in this dressing room?

Here’s another view of the dressing room.


Nailhead trim can definitely make a big impact, both on furniture and in a room.

What are your thoughts? Would you tackle nailhead in a DIY project? Not sure… tomorrow I will show you an assortment of ottomans that might help you decide.

If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

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