Embrace the trend for soft, lustrous velvet with these inspiring ideas for using it in your décor
The use of velvet in this scheme really makes the space. In a small room, a large sofa could overwhelm, so you might be tempted to go for a small seating arrangement instead.Here, however, the homeowners have done the opposite and chosen a large, statement sofa in a luxury grey velvet with tactile, rust-coloured scatter cushions. It’s made the room all about the beautiful sofa and the space works perfectly.
Use a lush dark velvet to add an interesting element to a pale and minimal room scheme. Here, the lovely contrast between the clean white wall and rich blue velvet sofa works beautifully. The dark shade and sumptuous texture add real depth and contrast to the pale space.
Velvet is the ideal fabric to use in your bedroom. Its soft, tactile texture makes it feel calming and cuddly – perfect for tempting you to snuggle up in bed.This beautiful bedroom has a pared-back, almost industrial feel to it. The teal velvet headboard adds an important warm element to the room and prevents it from feeling too cold.
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The placing of a plum velvet sofa against a dark wall in this living room is a stunning way to create a cosy but elegant space. The lovely sheen on the velvet makes the sofa look inviting, and the ochre cushions are a smart addition.Velvet works particularly well in a dark scheme, because the lustre on the fabric reflects the light.
Velvet comes in a wonderful array of colours and works really well in strong shades, such as teal. Almost all fabric houses have a full range of velvets, so you really can find it in pretty much any shade. This sofa looks elegant against the simple grey walls, while the addition of reds, yellows and greens adds drama to the room.
The dark green sofa at the foot of the bed provides a soft counterpoint in this neutral bedroom. The deep shadows made in the velvet’s texture complement the dark bedside tables and window frame to show off the lighter hues of the bed, curtains and walls. It’s a subtle way to add interesting darker tones to a neutral scheme.
Velvet curtains add a touch of luxury to a space, but the look doesn’t have to be over the top. Here, the traditional red velvet curtains add to the period feel of the room, but the simple way they hang prevents them from looking too formal. The bold shade against the pale grey walls gives the vintage-style fabric a contemporary look.
These velvet chairs are simply wonderful. Of course, velvet is not the most practical finish for a dining chair, but if you live in a household where it could work, then go for it! This Saarinen table in marble is the perfect contrast to the dark green Beetle chairs. The luxurious materials add a layer of interest and character to the room.
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If you’re still not sure about adding velvet to your décor, why not introduce a few small elements instead? Soft velvet cushions, for example, work perfectly in bedrooms or living rooms and will add a lovely texture to the space.By choosing a few velvet accessories, you can experience the fabric in a small way before taking the plunge and investing in something bigger.
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