10 Very Good Reasons You Should Be Using Velvet in Your Décor
Layered art, textured wall paper, botanicals and Ultra Violet: The biggest interior design trends of 2018 have taken over our homes in any way possible – and we’re loving every moment of it. However, there is one trend that has been underestimated.
Luxurious and cosy, velvet home décor is one of this year’s home decorating trends that is adding warmth and sophistication to homes across the globe. And here’s why…
- It’s luxurious
- It makes a statement
- It’s versatile
- It adds warmth
- It absorbs sound
- It’s durable
- It comes in various types
- It’s available in colours and patterns
- It can lighten up a room
- It’s touchy
If there’s one texture that will add an air of opulence and elegance to a room it has to be velvet. With its tactile qualities and luscious good looks, it’s been the symbol of luxury since the before the Italian Renaissance. And even to this day the Queen wears dyed velvet robes and regalia in formal ceremonies!
The amazing thing about velvet is that you don’t need to use very much of it. One statement sofa in an eye-catching colour using velvet fabric, is enough for most rooms. It will certainly create the wow factor. The same goes for a velvet headboard or curtains.
The fabric feels and looks more luxurious than most textiles, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less adaptable in the home. Because it’s available in such a wide array of forms—from large pieces such as upholstered beds to smaller options like throw pillows—you can go all-out or keep it simple.
As if leaving your bedroom wasn’t hard enough already, try adding a velvet throw for even more coziness and comfort this winter. velvet curtains are especially luxurious, not only carrying a sense of elegance and sophistication, but also guaranteeing a gentle sensual-experience with every touch. The heavier and thicker they are, the better they’ll keep the cold outside, too.
Velvet is a great sound absorber. Thick velvet curtains don’t just keep the cold out, they will also mask any unwanted street sounds and noisy neighbours. If you have an open plan space consider using it in the form of seating to help dampen sounds.
Velvet is one of those rare gems: a luxury fabric that is also durable. Contrary to popular belief, the fabric isn’t all that delicate and can last for decades if properly cared for. Even in a family room that gets a lot of action, a velvet sectional is a functional option that will hold up beautifully to years of wear.
Velvet actually refers to the weave and structure and not the actual content of the material which means velvet can be made from any fibre. While in the past it was typically woven from silk, today cotton, linen, wool, and synthetic fibres (often in combination) are commonly used. This results in 12 different types of velvet to suit your tastes, including plush velvet, embossed velvet, velveteen and crushed velvet.
Saturated colours are huge right now, with hues ranging from daring emerald green, sapphire blue and magenta to subtle grey, navy and brown. Velvet is a sensational way to bring a colour story to life because it gives every tone a depth and richness second to none. But, of course, velvet doesn’t have to be plain. Velvet has evolved from it’s dark history and is now available in beautiful patterns and prints to suit every theme.
From deep-emerald sofas to navy accent chairs, we often associate velvet furnishings with richer colours—and with darker, more decadent spaces. And while it certainly shines in this palette, velvets in softer shades are equally alluring. Adding small elements such as a velvety lampshade into a room will also instantly lift any space, whatever your décor or style.
It’s been proven that the best interior spaces delight all your senses. So when it comes to bedding and furnishings, nothing is more touchable than velvet. You can’t help but run your hands over it, relishing in its silky smoothness.
Like what you read? Why not visit our showroom in Kramerville, Sandton and shop our collection of velvet-inspired custom-made furniture and accessories? Or speak to one of our décor specialists to find out how you can add a touch of luxury to your home.
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