These 10 Eclectic Pieces Prove That Embroidery Is Back in a Big Way

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Not too long ago, embroidery was far from trendy. It was the type of material that was neglected in garage sales and flea markets as the type of look that went out with bell-bottom jeans and shag carpeting. But everything old is new again, and that's especially true for this type of intricate stitching. The truth is, embroidery pairs particularly well with modern trends that lean toward minimalism, because the patterns provide structure and dimension to an otherwise clean slate. Go ahead and test it out with these 10 items that can punctuate every room in your home. Once you see how this looks in your space, you'll be glad that embroidery made a much-needed comeback.

Sazid Hand Towel

This cool hand towel spotted at Nordstrom ( $25 ) will boost even the smallest bathroom's style points. The wave pattern is busy enough to stand out on its own, but still neutral enough to blend in seamlessly with your current decor. It's a definite win-win!

Chunky Embroidery Curtains

Give your windows a quick makeover with these chunky embroidery curtains from Urban Outfitters ( $59 ). Not only is this window treatment versatile, but the vertical black stitching draws the eye up to make a room feel taller. Add a hanging planter right near the window and you'll have the perfect eclectic look.

Silai Small Pouf

Yes, this small pouf from YLiving ( $1,220 ) is the definition of a splurge, but you'll quickly forget about the price when it's sitting in your living room. And don't sweat it when guests get comfortable, either — the durable handwoven construction can hold up to use.

Eyelet Embroidered Sheet Set

If you curl up every night in these eyelet embroidered sheets from Anthropologie (starting at $68 ), then getting out of bed in the morning may be tough. Nevertheless, they'll look great. Pair these intricate sheets with a fluffy white duvet to make the navy detail the main focus.

Color Stitch Shower Curtain

Bring a bit of embroidery to the bathroom with this shower curtain ( $29.99 ) from Bed Bath and Beyond. The bright stripe pattern will make your bathroom the happiest room in your home, as well as the easiest one to accessorize since literally every color matches it.

Aniza Wool Throw

This wool throw from Luisa Via Roma ( $474 ) is more than just a blanket — it's a one-of-a-kind piece of art that'll also keep your legs warm during your next movie marathon. Drape this over the side of a leather furnishing for a cool contrast, too.

Simone Embroidered Pillow Cover

This embroidered pillow cover from Pottery Barn ( $59.50 ) will look great on its own or accompanying your existing collection. The rich royal blue shade of its simple geometric pattern can complement almost any other hues, including hard-to-match colors like green and yellow.

August Grove Area Rug

Place this area rug from Birch Lane (starting at $70.99 ) in your entryway for a neutral foundation that also gives the space texture. The woven yellow border brings in a pop of color, too, if you're looking for an eye-catching detail.

Cabo Tori Tasseled Embroidered Napkin

Dress up your next brunch or dinner party with these festive tasseled embroidered napkins from Dillard's ( $5 ). Whether your choose to pair these napkins with all-white dinnerware, or you decide to mix-and-match your most colorful options, these napkins will get attention either way.

Embroidered Lamp Shade

Balance out a sleek, ultra-modern living room with this embroidered lamp shade from the Company Store ( $72.99 ). Its classic drum shape pairs well with almost any lamp base, from silver metal to solid wood. Your options are endless.

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, she can be found chasing around her two young sons, cooking up a storm or tackling multiple DIY projects.

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