Written by Becca Green

Top tips for styling velvet in your home

Velvet interiors are massively on trend right now, from sofas to beds, curtains to accessories. Here’s a few top tips on how to successfully style this fabulous fabric.

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Image: The French Bedroom Company

Velvet is one of those fabrics that has the ability to make any space look more glamorous and luxurious. This year, we’ve seen velvet evolve from only being seen in grand, designer homes to now being available on the high street, adapting itself into many eclectic styles.

Here’s our favourite ideas for styling velvet fabrics in your home.

Totally tonal

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Image: Sofas & Stuff

Purchasing a velvet sofa can be a big commitment. You might be asking yourself, is it going to stand the test of time? Will it be easy to clean? Although a velvet sofa can make a huge style statement and they will no doubt be the talking point of your living area, it’s easier than you think to incorporate into your current space.

An effective styling tip is to go tonal with your choice of velvet sofa. Try and keep to a similar colour palette to your current living space. This will not only tone down the overall look, but create a very modern and contemporary take using velvet. It will really make the textures of your space stand out!

Choose a pattern

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Image: Dunelm

Not willing to invest in larger pieces of velvet furniture? Then an accent chair in a bold pattern could be the ideal choice for you. This Rocco leopard chair from Dunelm is such a steal and will add style to any room.

Create a stylish corner with a gold cocktail trolley and place a rug underfoot to zone off the space. Or, stick to the animal theme like Dunelm has with this epic snake cushion.

If you’re in the market for a velvet chair but not wanting to spend a fortune, this gorgeous design from Aldi could be the perfect budget addition to your home.

The luxe-factor

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Image: The French Bedroom Company

Styling velvet generally lends itself to a more glamorous set up – so don’t fight it, embrace it! A velvet bed, like this Soho design from The French Bedroom company brings a dark and sultry element to a bedroom without any extra effort needed.

Amp up the luxe factor by incorporating other heavy fabrics such as faux fur and an abundance of extra cushions and throws.

Don’t forget accessories

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Image: Audenza

As the velvet trend has grown in popularity, brands have started to release accessories adorned in the fabric. We love the introduction of velvet lighting, such as this table lamp from Audenza.

It’s all in the details, so we’d definitely recommend looking for velvet in other items other than just furniture. We’ve also seen velvet wall art and even velvet mirrors!

Metallic touches

cultfurniture bar stool - top tips on styling velvet - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Cult Furniture

Switching up the metallics that you pair with velvet can totally change the vibe of the entire look. We suggest that if you love a bit of bling and unapologetic glamour, silver is a great option.

However, if you’re wanting to add warmth to a space in a contemporary fashion then you’ve got to go for gold.

Take inspiration from Cult Furniture by mix and matching metallics in your kitchen with the Matteo bar stool. The copper legs really accentuate the burnt orange velvet seat.


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