Today’s article is from the lovely people at Delcor who want to tell you all about how you should be using velvet in your homes right now. Enjoy!
You have probably noticed that velvet furniture has made a huge comeback in 2016. Designers are using it to add a touch of elegance and class, and it works well with the opulent gold and glass accessories which are trending at the moment. The Observer recently described velvet as the most ‘in-demand fabric of the season’ for Autumn/Winter 2016. Popular in both home interiors and in fashion, this rich material is showing little sign of disappearing any time soon. With cold winter nights upon us, forecasters are expecting velvet to continue trending.
After all, what better way to nestle down for a night in than on a plush velvet sofa or armchair. Luxuriously soft to the touch, velvet is the ideal texture if you’re looking to create a cosy living space. There are easy to clean velvet materials available too, so it’s actually quite a practical option for soft furnishings. Delcor’s fabric experts give great advice if you need some help picking the right fabric.
As a slightly unusual choice, velvet upholstery can put an entirely new spin on a traditional model of furniture. Eye catching and bold, just one statement piece could completely transform a room. Purple is one of the most popular colour choices. Other colours that work well with velvet are grey, burgundy, deep blues such as midnight blue and navy, or if you are feeling daring, try a bright orange or green.
Velvet is an extremely versatile material and it works with both traditional and contemporary styling. There are many types of velvet to choose from, from crushed to ciselé.
Delcor’s fabric experts recommend the following suppliers for velvets: J Brown, Zoffany Curzon, Designers Guild and Clarke & Clarke.
If you would prefer a subtler approach than a new sofa or curtains, then why not consider introducing velvet accents with cushions or a footstool. There are even crushed velvet blinds available, beautiful velvet headboards and even stunning velvet blankets that would look incredible adorning any bed.
Do you like the trend for velvet in the home? Is this something you’ll be using this winter? I’d love to know your thoughts.
Image Credits: Handmade velvet sofas all available from www.delcor.co.uk