Velvet’s enjoying a huge revival in 2019. In fact it’s currently the most searched for fabric. Once seen as old-fashioned and stuffy, velvet’s now available in a range of vibrant colours and patterns to suit any taste. Velvet’s taking centre stage in the recent trend for retro interiors with a modern twist. But it’s also versatile enough to add a touch of glamour to any décor style.
Velvet’s a real treat for the senses because it both looks and feels luxurious. This tactile fabric can be used everywhere, from upholstery to soft furnishings and even lighting. Adding plush velvets to your home is a budget-friendly way to create luxury and comfort.
Get the look
With its rich, raised texture, velvet lifts the tone of darker rooms. Add drama to a charcoal room with velvet accents in vivid burgundy or magenta. Or create a striking contrast with jewel toned velvets against deep navy or emerald walls.
For a softer, feminine look, choose pastel velvet accessories. Mix it up with romantic floral patterns or rustic checks. Fresh pinks and corals are trending right now and they’re great colours for the spring and summer months.
Make a statement
If you want to make a bold statement, why not invest in velvet furniture? Comfortable and inviting, plush velvet chairs and sofas are ideal for a relaxed but chic living room. Forget Granny’s Victorian armchairs though; this season, velvet is paired with clean sleek lines for a funky modern edge.
Together with the recent art deco revival, fringes are making a comeback this year and these work beautifully with velvet. Choose fringed cushions to complement your velvet sofa, or fringed lamps to enhance the sheen of velvet accents.
Velvet creates a sense of warmth and depth, so it’s perfect for luxe bedding. Choose crushed velvet for a more textured look. Sumptuous velvet throws and curtains are ideal for chilly evenings, and they’ll add instant glamour to any room.
Contrast with cool metallics
Contrasting textures and finishes is a great way to create visual interest in a room. Team velvets with cool marble and brushed pewter or brass for a refined, sophisticated look.