Ahh velvet! The most sumptous of all fabrics that can instantly transform a sofa from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’. We’ve had a love affair with the fabric since we launched our first velvet sofas 18 months ago and it’s still going strong. We launched our latest collection of velvet furniture last month and have a new range on the horizon for autumn! If you’re feeling cautious about introducing the fabric into your home, here are a few simple tips to hopefully convince you that velvet is a timeless material, not just a fad.
Why Choose a Velvet Sofa?
It’s everywhere – and going nowhere
It’s not just furniture and home accessories – velvet looks set to continue dominating the fashion trends this winter. Rather than a passing trend, velvet interiors are timeless and won’t date. We’re so convinced that we’ve based our Autumn/Winter furniture collection around our favourite fabric!
It’s easier than you think to clean
If you have pets or messy kids, don’t worry! Any hairs, dust or dirt can easily be hoovered up from a velvet sofa and even cleaning spillages is simpler than you think. Use an absorbent cloth to soak up the liquid without rubbing before leaving it to air dry.
It instantly adds an air of elegance
If you’re looking to add a luxury aesthetic to a room, introducing a velvet sofa, armchair or cushions will instantly make a space feel glamorous. A piece of velvet furniture will work with almost every interior style from industrial to minimalist.
It will warm up and soften any space
If you’re worried that your living room feels harsh or cold, adding a velvet sofa can help to create a cosy ambiance. Not only do velvet chairs create a soft and warm aesthetic, they also feel the same when you’re perched on one!
How to style Velvet furniture?
Make a velvet sofa the focal point of your room
You could add a neutral hued velvet sofa as a secondary seat in a room but if you want to make a real impact, opt for a statement colour and make your velvet sofa the focal point of the room. A vibrant blue, green or mustard sofa will instantly catch your eye – simply tone down the rest of your decor and add a couple of complementary accessories.
Create a cosy reading nook
If you’re not keen on the idea of a velvet sofa and want to introduce the fabric in a more subtle way, opt instead for a couple of velvet armchairs in a cosy corner of your home. Try placing a velvet Mid-Century Modern chair in your bedroom, or perhaps a pair of comfy armchairs nestled in a bay window with a side table placed in between to hold your books.
Add interest to your dining table
Transform your dining room by opting for stylish dining chairs with velvet seats. Comfier than metal, plastic or wooden options, velvet dining chairs will also add a glamorous spin to your evening meals.