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What is Trim and How to Use It for Maximum Effect!

What is Trim and How to Use It for Maximum Effect!

When it comes to bespoke furniture, every detail matters. And one detail that often gets overlooked is the trim. But think of trim as the jewellery for your furniture, adding that final touch of elegance and style. At Millmax, we understand the importance of trim, which is why we offer a wide range of options to suit every taste and style.


Why is Braid Trim Important?


Trim not only enhances the overall look of your furniture but also serves a practical purpose. Take upholstery braid, for example. This versatile trim not only adds a touch of sophistication but can also be bent around curves and corners to hide tacks and staples. By choosing a complimentary or contrasting colour, you can tie in the colours of your furniture with your décor, creating a cohesive and visually appealing space.

Have you ever wondered how upholstery pieces achieve that polished and refined look? The secret lies in the details, particularly in the use of upholstery piping and decorative nailing. These two techniques not only provide a professional finish but also add a touch of elegance to any furniture piece. Let's delve into the world of upholstery piping and decorative nailing and uncover their magic.


What is Upholstery Piping?


Upholstery piping, also known as welting, is a fabric border that is stitched along the edges of upholstery. It serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose. By concealing staples and raw fabric edges, piping creates a clean and seamless appearance. Additionally, it can be used to add a pop of contrasting colour or coordinate with the fabric, enhancing the overall design.


How is Upholstery Piping Created?


To create upholstery piping, a length of cord, known as filler cord or piping cord, is inserted within the fabric strip. The fabric is then folded over the cord, and both are stitched together. This technique ensures that the piping maintains its shape and provides a defined edge. Whether you're upholstering a chair, sofa, or even a cushion, piping adds a touch of sophistication and professionalism.


What is Decorative Nailing?


Decorative nailing, also referred to as nail strips, is another technique used to elevate the appearance of upholstered furniture. These strips consist of individual nails attached at set points along a strip, typically one meter long. Decorative nailing offers versatility as it can be bent around corners and curved edges, allowing for intricate designs and detailing.


How Does Decorative Nailing Enhance Upholstery?


When applied strategically, decorative nailing adds a luxurious and refined touch to furniture pieces. It not only provides a decorative element but also reinforces the upholstery, ensuring it remains securely in place. With a wide range of colours available, you can choose nail strips that complement or contrast with your fabric, allowing for endless design possibilities.
Remember, Braid, upholstery piping and decorative nailing are not just functional elements; they are the finishing touches that transform ordinary furniture into extraordinary works of art. So, embrace these techniques and let your imagination soar as you embark on your upholstery journey.


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