The chaos and craziness of December is over and New Years' Resolutions are fresh on your mind! If one of your resolutions is to spice up your home, one of the biggest trends that is making a comeback is velvet. Cozy up with these ideas to incorporate the soft fabric in your home and get started on your next project!
Be bold and bring in a rich, tufted sofa to add interest to a minimalist theme. Upholstery with clean lines and timeless shapes can also make a space feel polished and extravagant. Upholstering dining chairs is unexpected and also can add drama to a more formal room. Choose a color that speaks to you - brights and neutrals can equally balance the tone of the room, so make it your own!
If you are hesitant to make a big statement, pillows are easy to toss in. Smaller jewel tone ones on a neutral couch or a big bright one on a white bed can add that pop of color you need. Little accessories create texture and amp up elegance as well.Table lamps, rich blankets, and circular or angular upholstered mirrors and art can all establish pretty dimension as well.
Long velvet draperies add luxury and opulence to any room. Or, for a twist, try upholstering velvet to the wall as an alternative to curtains. While more of a commitment, windows and walls can be an excellent way to bring trends into the background. Consider upholstering a box spring or a headboard for a subtler statement. An upholstered box spring can also double as a bed skirt!
Ease into velvet by switching any faux fur in your home with it. Or, chenille is another soft option. Use it in an unconventional way - covered journals or books make great end table or bookcase accessories. Upholster an intricately detailed ottoman to create a talking piece as well as more seating and a spot to kick your feet up!
While velvet can be intimidating to work with, remember to keep it casual and toned down. Choose pieces that mix the luxury fabric with other materials, like traditional wood or modern metal studs. A neutral grey chair in front of a grey wall keeps a tone on tone look while offering some depth. Learn how to dress it down, and keep in mind that less is more.
How do you incorporate velvet in your home?