Introducing Our Tape Trim Program


We often say that great design is in the details. Whether it’s a sophisticated nailhead trim that gives definition to the curve of a headboard or the most lovely jewel-shaped pulls on a cabinet, it’s those little finishing details that instantly elevate a look. These days, one of our absolute favorite ways to add decorative detail into a space is with tape trim. Designers have been using trim in fine interiors for years, but we can work the look, too!

Designer tape trim program from Ballard Designs

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce five very chic tape trims available by the yard and paired with a fabric as an upholstery option. From top to bottom, they are:

  1. Tangerine Jute
  2. Aqua Stripe
  3. Navy Chevron
  4. Mocha Geometric
  5. Lime Geometric


These beautiful tape trims coordinate with so many of our fabrics, and to take the work out of it for you, we matched each one with a coordinating fabric that can be upholstered on any four essential pieces, including our Parsons Chair, Upholstered Cube, Hayes Ottoman and Louise Bench. The trim/fabric combinations for those upholstered pieces are:

  1. Tangerine Jute/Belize Apricot (shown on Parsons, top photo)
  2. Mocha Geometric/Harper Earth (shown on Parsons, above)
  3. Navy Chevron/Charlotte Blue (shown on Hayes Ottoman, above)
  4. Lime Geometric/Piper Citron (shown on Louise Bench, below)
  5. Aqua Stripe/Kaley Aqua


If you’re ready to unleash your inner decorator, order the tape trim by the yard for your next home decor project. Whether you’re repeating a color or creating contrast, it’s a great way to pull your color palette together in a room. For example, you could trim a pair of panels or Roman shades, a pair of throw pillows or a basic lampshade.

For a sophisticated coordinated look, repeat the same trim that’s on an upholstered piece in your room. For example, in the bedroom above, you could trim the lamp shades of a pair of bedside lamps in the same Lime Geometric tape to match the bench. Now wouldn’t that look fabulous? 

If you’re anything like us, you’re already dreaming of the possibilities. So just to get your creative juices flowing, here are a few more fabric and trim combinations you can try at home for a truly custom look:

Tangerine Jute tape trim by the yard

Tangerine Jute: Dodie Beige, SK Signature 13 oz. Linen Camel, Zebra Woven Natural

Aqua tape trim from Ballard Designs

Aqua Stripe: Microfiber Turquoise, Ellie Snow

Blue tape trim by the yard

Navy Chevron: SK Signature 13 oz. Linen Indigo, Ellie Indigo, Venice Ikat

Lime Geometric tape trim from Ballard Designs

Lime Geometric: Danish Linen Oatmeal, Cheetah Gray, Lucas Olive

Mocha Geometric tape trim from Ballard Designs

Mocha Geometric: SK Signature 13 oz. Linen Blanc, Belize Taupe, Document Brown

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.

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  1. Reply


    October 4, 2021


    How can I find the Aqua Stripe trim tape (Microfiber Turquoise & Ellie Snow) for purchase as shown on this web page?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.


    • Reply

      Abbey Nolte

      November 29, 2021

      Unfortunately we no longer carry the trim tape on our site.

  2. Reply

    Estrella Moulin

    March 18, 2016

    Want information about the lamp in the dining room, love it