One of the big trends to come to light this Winter 2016/17 is the use of velvet in our home accessories. It’s actually been around for a few years, but this season we are seeing used in many different ways, and in much greater quantities across the home. So I thought it would be fun to pull together some of my favourite looks using this plush material. Whilst it’s obviously used in sofas there are many other ways we can introduce this glorious fabric into our decor.
This is the easiest, and probably the most obvious way to bring the softness and warmth of velvet into our homes, and it won’t break the bank either. Velvet cushions add a dramatic, decadent edge to any sofa, chair or bed. Make sure they’re plump and squishy, preferably down filled as this really gives the fabric a chance to show you what it can do for you. These are from H&M Home, one of my favourite accessory stores, and at a great price too.
Now, I had a black velvet headboard for many years and absolutely adored it. We’ve relocated our bedroom to the attic conversion so it no longer fits unfortunately and has been re-homed, but this is definitely one place you can introduce velvet in a contemporary and non-stuffy way. It will give your bedroom a luxurious feel, (and offer practicality too of course) and paired with some velvet cushions on the bed, you’ll be almost all of the way to creating a dreamy bedroom scheme.
This is one of my favourite ways to add velvet into your home. It doesn’t matter which room you would like to update, a velvet statement chair is ideal. You can mix and match the fabrics and don’t necessarily need a velvet sofa, and of course you could introduce a new colour into the room too. Keep it uncluttered for a minimal, contemporary look, or add lots of cushions and throws for a more classic, cosy look.
If you don’t want to include too much of this fabric, but would like a nod to the trend, how about a stool or even a pouffe. They’re practical offering extra seating for visitors, or a spot to rest your feet, and something like this one above can be dramatic and eye-catching too. Perfect for the living room or the bedroom at the dressing table.
I’m a child of the 70’s so remember dressing up in my gran’s old crushed velvet jacket when I played at her house, so to see crushed velvet back in the shops, in our interiors no less, has been giving me goosebumps! Just check out these incredible crushed velvet roman blinds from Blinds 2 Go – I just love them! Wouldn’t they look great at your windows in winter?
Finally to finish off my selection, I’ve chosen this incredible velvet blanket from Cox and Cox in a gorgeous blush pink. Very feminine, incredibly indulgent and perfect for an adult or teenage girl’s bedroom. This colour has really grown on me this year and I love seeing it paired with golds and dark hues like moody blues and greens. The intensity of the darker shades lessens the sugariness of the pink, and makes it a much more desirable colour palette for me. How about you?
So what do you think of these velvet ideas? Can you see any of these pieces working in your home? I’d love to know your thoughts!