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Happy Decor: 5 Ways To Decorate With Tassels 0

Here at Tonic Living, we believe your space should make you smile. We're all about feel-good fabric, playful patterns (have you seen our Rama Llama Lumbar Pillow?) and fun details like Dip-Dyed Tassels and Beaded Pom Poms (in black and white). They look perfect perched on a pillow, ottoman or basket — but there are so many other ways to use them in your home and we're sharing five fabulous ways to decorate with tassels below. First, here's a little bit about what makes our Dip-Dyed Tassels so special...
colorful tassels home decorOur Dip-Dyed Tassels are handmade by Montreal-based artist Annie Legault. They are made of 100% cotton rope, copper and natural fibre colour dye. "Because they're handmade, there is always a little difference, which make them perfectly imperfect, wabi-sabi style," says Annie. Here are five ways these tiny tassels can elevate your space big time.


1. Bring Personality to Pillows and Ottomans
Tie a tassel or pom pom onto a pillow or ottoman to make it totally unique. Choose from a variety of colours in our Dip-Dyed Tassels and mix and match to your heart's desire. We love how they bring boho flair to our Meghan Pillow and Austin Round Ottoman Stool, Indigo.
black and white striped pillow tassels pom pom
navy southwest pattern ottoman tassel

2. Draw Attention To Door Knobs
Hang a tassel on your interior door knobs to create a design moment on an often overlooked element of your home. It just might get you to stop and appreciate the details!
black door brass knob tassel


3. Decorate A Wardrobe
Like the finishing touch to an outfit, hanging a tassel on the knob of your wardrobe takes its style to the next level. They look especially great on brass knobs that deserve a little bit of extra attention.

grey wardrobe brass knobs tassel

4. Tie a Tassel onto a Purse or Pouch
Think beyond home decor and tie a tassel onto a purse, pouch or makeup bag. After all, design and fashion trends go hand-in-hand and tassels have never been more in vogue.

colorful boho makeup bag tassel

5. Hang a Tassel on a Basket or Magazine Rack
Bring boho flair to any of our baskets with a tassel, or pop one on something vintage, like a bamboo magazine rack.

woven belly baskets seagrass baskets with tassels

bamboo magazine rack tassel

We'd love to see how you're using tassels in your home, so tag us on Instagram @tonicliving and use the hashtag #mytonicliving for the chance to be featured!

Tonic Living - How it all began 1

Hey, Janine here. Welcome to our blog!

I'm gonna tell you a bit about how it all began for Tonic Living...


Well, it started from a burning desire to do our "own thing" and it took off like a herd of wild animals hurling us into unknown territory of the Internet world in what I like to refer to as " the Wild West".

No rules, no borders , no manual and well, not like we were above the law or anything like that, but the feeling of being out there on a lone and vast terrain with a beautiful wide open sky was real and it brought us to today. 



This latest website launch that you are on is the hard work of many creative and talented people who have seen and implicitly understood our vision. They have helped us bring to life our "web child's" ( does that sound creepy?! ) latest incarnation to a brighter, prettier and more open version.



One with more details, more inspiration and a with a spring in it's step. There are more facets to come ( seeds that we have planted) that we will continue to cultivate and "water" all while rolling out the latest new fabrics and products but with the hope of keeping the ease our store’s functionality intact.



I speak for our whole team when I say with such gratitude how much I appreciate your support over these years and if you've just found us then we're so glad you did.



We also love your patience in the launch of this site - I've been yammering on about for what feels like forever... and while we might have a few kinks to work out you know we're standing by and doing our darndest right?



Tiffany Pratt Pillows 


Ok - let's go forth and enjoy this baby together! Share with your pals! And if you want to see my daily musings ( read: all things pillow + fabric with a smattering of travel ) then follow along here on Instagram!

Big Love to you all and thanks for coming by - xo  Janine 


Tonic Living fabrics


PS.  Some people drop the "Living" when they talk about us but I always say the full name like a proud mother who insists on calling her kid by their full multi-syllable name. But hey - you can call us either way - we'll be glad to hear from ya 😘




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