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10 Ways to work the velvet trend into your home

Velvet interiors trend

Earlier in the year we tagged velvet as one of the key trends of 2017. As we enter the autumn winter season it is a trend that seems to be going from strength to strength. A few weeks ago when the John Lewis Residence was launched the trend was very evident with a gorgeous velvet sofa taking centre stage in the apartment.

With it’s deep tones and rich textures velvet is a luxurious fabric to work with. You might think it only ever fits is sumptuous decor schemes or grand palaces, however it can be more versatile than you’d think. Here are some interesting ways to add the richness of velvet into your home.

In the living room

1. A statement sofa. The dark interiors trend is still very much with us. As well as the trend for jewel colours which complements perfectly with this plush fabric.

2. Bright colours can make a real impact in contrasting room schemes. Blue and yellow are naturally complementary colours that always work well together.

Yellow velvet sofa

Photo: Heals

3. Or do you dare to go to the dark side completely. Follow the trend for dark walls and dark furniture to create a rich and opulent living space.

marks and spencer velvet sofa

Photo: Marks and Spencer

In the dining room

4. Around the table velvet chairs are a great opportunity to bring colour into a room. These yellow chairs add a fun element to the traditional button back upholstered chairs.

5. Mix mid-century modern style with jewel tones of emerald green. Seen in Milan when Forest Green and Velvet where first emerging as the trends we see today.

6. Blush pink is another trend that continues to delight. It looks great paired with whites, metallics and natural light toned woods.

Pink velvet chairs

Photo: Inkmill Vinyl

In the bedroom

7. Cocoon yourself in your room with velvet curtains. The heavy weight fabric not only keeps out drafts but adds a real feeling of cosiness to your inner sanctuary.

8. Or why not wrap yourself in luxury with velvet bedding. The deep tones of this cushion and bedspread work well in contrast to crisp white cotton sheets.

Velvet bedspread and cushions by Kelly Hoppen

Photo: Kelly Hoppen

9. A bed with a traditionally crafted button back headboard. A grand statement loaded with comfy pillows for a great nights sleep.

blue Velvet bed by feather and black

Photo: Feather & Black featuring Henrietta Bed in Teal

Although velvet suits large statement pieces of furniture, if that's not your style then use accessories such as cushions and bedspreads to get the look.

10. Here's a pick of velvet pieces to buy right now

Velvet Furniture guide

1. Green velvet tassle cushion from Marks and Spencer - £19

2. Camo splatter cushion from Oliver Bonas - £30

3. Zuiver Velvet Look Upholstered Armchairs in Blush Pink from - £499 4. Hendrix Small Corner in Scala Velvet Cobalt from Marks and Spencer - £1,699

5. Pols Potten - Green Velvet Aunty Chair from Amara - £315

6. Round Velvet Yellow Cushion from Marks and Spencer - £25

7. Large Brompton Cross Cushion from Kelly Hoppen - £95


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