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Nailhead Trim

Definition: Nailhead Trim

Nailhead refers to a decorative embellishment that has the look of decorative metal tacks. The trim is often found on the sides or edges of furniture upholstered in fabric or leather, including sofas, armchairs, and ottomans.

Nailhead trim is often found in more upscale, stuffy styles, though it can also be used in edgier designs. The look is achieved by hammering individual tacks into furniture or using a strip of trim with many tacks strung together.


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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I used to have a nasty habit of trying to pry them up
sgdish sgdish 8 years
I luv nailhead. I have two chairs and ottomans in my family room, and they are sturdy as well!
nefertiti nefertiti 8 years
It's interesting looking. But I'm tempted to pick out the tacks! Lol.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 8 years
I like nailhead trim but don't own any. Maybe someday.
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 8 years
We used to have a chair like that! Oh how I miss that chair. I used to rub my fingers on the nail heads. I know, I'm weird but I was 8.
sofi sofi 8 years
love it- we have a great chair and ottoman from Restoration Hardware that has held up so nicely for over 7 years- even after two kids all over it.
redegg redegg 8 years
Luv nailhead trim.
Rosa2007 Rosa2007 8 years
This would be great for my cats to scratch. That is why I do not have it.
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