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Nailed It! Nailhead Trim Makes Everything Better

Nailed It! Nailhead Trim Makes Everything Better

You may have seen this picture of a stair runner on a recent post of mine :


stair runner


It got me thinking – doesn’t everything just look better with nailhead trim?

Check out these *amazing* nailhead trim ideas – you name the space, you can apply nailhead trim and achieve design genius.


Nailhead Trim on a Wall


Isn’t this exquisite?? And you can learn how she did it:

grasscloth sarah m dorsey design

homedecor7 copy



This is Carolina Herrera Baez’s Dining Room.  Looks like burlap trim – this is a very high-end home but I could see this being a cool DIY project…

nail head wall



nailhead wall

Via Pinterest


Oh I love this.  I feel a project coming on…

desk nailhead


Nailhead Trim on Beds


I have nailhead trim in my own life!   This is one of the better purchases I’ve made for my home.  An upholstered, nailhead trimmed headboard from Ballard Designs.  Cheaper than a full bed!  And it lends that custom look.

master bedroom RTH

Other beautiful beds:

blue headboard


nailhead trim bed



Orange orange orange, I love you forever!!

orange beds



Nailhead Trim on Furniture





This is a brilliant IKEA hack.  Covered in fabric and trimmed in nailhead.  You know how much I love those IKEA hacks!  I’m almost in tears I’m so excited.

fabric dresser nailhead



Another DIY idea!  Trim a plain desk in ribbon and nailheads.  Oh my, seems relatively easy and what a fabulous addition.  Takes your boring desk up a notch.

ribbon nailheads to desk



This is a plain console that got new life from a coat of paint and a bunch of closely aligned nailheads.

console table



Nailhead Trim on Seating


Holy red couch!  Just beautiful.

red sofa


chair nailhead


Hey what about getting one of those neutral arm chairs from a place like Overstock and adding a ribbon with nailhead trim?  What an incredible, budget friendly idea…

DIY trim



I just purchased these x benches for our family room and when they arrived I was delighted at how shiny the nailheads were.  Really keeps my room feeling “modern”.

x bench nailhead RTH


By the way, I had my design assistant add and remove pillows for me while I snapped some photos.  He LOVES decorating with me and is such a good little helper.  Sweet boy.

nailhead trim

 But wait, there’s more!  


Nailhead trim on doors

nailhead door green

nailhead door


on windows



Inspired?  Want to see more?  I have a whole collection of beautiful ideas (and DIY projects!) on my Pinterest board.

I personally am seriously inspired and can’t wait to put nailheads on any spare surface!

  • Bonnie

    November 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM Reply

    Awesome blog with great ideas, Lori. Love the photo of design assistant #1!!!

  • Mimi Gunn

    October 16, 2015 at 1:35 PM Reply

    Hi- great post- please can you tell me where is good to buy the nail head from? Thanks, Mimi x

    • Lorri Dyner

      October 26, 2015 at 6:24 PM Reply

      Hi Mimi! Try Amazon.com, eBay.com or Etsy. If you want nailhead trim that looks just like the stuff I used, you’ll want to search for 10MM studs, in an antique brass finish. Oh! And make sure you keyword search “Pyramid” shape nailheads, as there are a lot of shapes. Good luck!

  • Chelsea Haley

    January 24, 2016 at 11:55 PM Reply

    can you add it to leather chairs?

  • Chelsea Haley

    January 24, 2016 at 11:57 PM Reply

    can you do this on leather chairs?

    • Lorri Dyner

      January 26, 2016 at 10:59 AM Reply

      Hi Chelsea – the short answer is “YES”. you can put nail head trim on literally almost anything. You might need to super glue it to the leather, and just know that the trim might pop off if kids are jumping all over the furniture, etc. BUT, let’s say you’re going to use the trim for a leather chair that’s in a corner in your living room and it doesn’t get used all that often – I think that would be a perfect use. Anything more heavy duty you might want to think twice. Good luck!!

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