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Interiors Trend: Tufting

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The lockdown hobby that became an internet craze

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From cushions and wall hangings to mirrors and rugs, tufting is making the rounds on Instagram and dominating our Pinterest boards. But what is it – and where does it fit in our homes?

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As we found out time after time in 2020, the most unexpected of things could become a reality. Lockdown showed that we could all get creative with a little free time, with hobbies coming and going in the span of a few weeks – gardening, chess (we blame Netflix for this one), long hikes and banana bread baking all became mainstream obsessions.

But one quiet trend found fame amongst interiors enthusiasts online: tufting. A textile method for rug-making that was last popular in the 1960s, tufting got its second wind when creatives – bored of lockdown life – took to throwback artisanal crafts and posted their creations on Instagram and TikTok.

Soon enough, fuzzy homeware began to dominate our feeds, from soft rugs and cosy cushions to funky wall hangings and mirror frames. Artists, armed with tufting guns and wool, became responsible for reviving the appeal of handcrafted objects in the home. And the fluffier the better.

Tufted homeware can range in aesthetic from relaxed boho chic and minimalist classics to fun explosions of colour in any shape and size. The handmade quality of a tufted object means that small businesses have thrived with the trend, taking their wares directly from their workshop to the market.

Like the sound of tufted homeware? Take on the challenge at home and get tufting, or check out our guide below on where to shop this interiors trend.

Interiors Trend: Tufting


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Interiors Trend, Tufting - Liberty Large Loony Leopard Rug

Doing Goods Large Loony Leopard Rug, £160,

Interiors Trend, Tufting - Anna Spurling Design Mint and Lilac Tufted Cushion

Anna Spurling Design Mint and Lilac Cotton Punch Needle Tufted Cushion, £60,

Interiors Trend, Tufting - A La Rainbow Tufted Wall Decoration

À la Rainbow Tufted Wall Decoration, £50,

Linen House Australia, Linen House, Haze , Duvet , Bedding Set, in Peach, Pink

Linen House Australia Duvet and Bedding Set in Peach (Super King), £140,

Interiors Trend, Tufting - Ted Baker Sahara Round Rug - 150cm - Pink

Ted Baker Sahara Round Rug in Pink, £375,

Interiors Trend, Tufting - RudeRugs Hanging Multi-Coloured Circular Tufted Mirror

Rude Rugs Hanging Multi-Coloured Circular Tufted Mirror, £27,

Jaipur Weavers Handmade Cotton tufted throw in brick red

Jaipur Weavers Shop Handmade Cotton Tufted Throw in Brick Red, £77.36,

Interiors Trend, Tufting - Anthropolgie Hand-Tufted Abstract Cushion

Anthropolgie Hand-Tufted Abstract Cushion, £88,

Oliver Bonas Tassel Tufted Natural & Cream Bench

Oliver Bonas Tassel Tufted Natural & Cream Bench, £145,

Studio Tuft Rock Pooling Rug

Studio Tuft Rock Pooling Rug, £250,

Ferm Living Tufted Polar Bear Head Rug Wall Hanging

Ferm Living Tufted Polar Bear Head Rug/Wall Hanging, £75,

Tufted Makers Quilt

Anthropologie Tufted Makers Quilt (Double), £88,

Oliver Bonas Tufted Cream & Navy Blue Throw

Oliver Bonas Tufted Cream & Navy Blue Throw, £54,

Sass & Belle Tufted Face Cushion

sass & belle Tufted Fae Cushion, £18,

1st Dibs South Pole Wall Hanging, Wool Fringes Brass Geometric, Lara Bohinc for Kasthall

Kasthall South Pole Wall Hanging, Wool Fringes Brass Geometric (Lara Bohinc), £5,733.67,

Al's Place The Betty Mirror

Al’s Place The Betty Mirror, £350,

Graham & Green Kansa Yellow Cushion

Graham & Green Kansa Yellow Cushion, £55,

Sanderson Tufted Rug

Sanderson Hand Tufted Rug Empire Trellis Indigo, £1,729.00,

Ducks Nest Tufted Blanket Throw

Ducks Nest Tufted Blanket Throw, £22.95,

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