Looking for velvet decorating ideas? Here are 5 reasons to love velvet and how to use this cosy, tactile and luxurious material in your own home.
Choose classic furniture shapes. There’s something about velvet that just speaks of old fashioned glamour and it works really well with classic shapes. This Pimlico grey velvet armchair from Atkin and Thyme gets it absolutely right – it looks as if it should be tucked away in a little library nook of a Georgian townhouse and would be perfect for curling up in with a good book.
Add it to the bedroom for grown-up glamour. Velvet has a timeless quality and it instantly adds style to a simple bedroom scheme. I ordered this Rose Pebble quilt recently for my bedroom makeover (watch this space for the before and after photos) and it has transformed my bed from perfectly nice to absolutely gorgeous. Choose a classic, understated colour like this soft rose shade and it should stand the test of time and age gracefully.
Add a cushion for a pop of glamour. These cushions are backed with natural linen and as such they have an old fashioned and understated quality to them. They are only £20 from Cox & Cox but look much more expensive – worth the investment I think.
Create a feather-soft bed. If you want to go all out, wouldn’t velvet be the nicest material to have an upholstered bed in? So snuggly to lean against and read a book. This Smoke bed from Loaf is a beauty.
And one final note of warning when it comes to using velvet in your home – avoid crushed velvet at all costs. This is not something that needs to be brought back from the past.
What do you think about velvet?