Get the Look: Velvet Crush

Rich, sumptuous and tactile, velvet is the ultimate fabric choice for homes this year. Once reserved for glamorous cocktail lounges, this soft approach can be used to imbue any scheme, contemporary or classic, with a touch of warmth and texture. The fibres of velvet mean it takes well to dye, whether it's a deep shade or a soft pastel tone. This gives the fabric a certain depth that you can't always achieve with other fabrics and results in a vivid, true colour that brightens any scheme.

Dreamy Upholstery

Velvet upholstery is inviting and perfect for relaxing spaces. It's silken texture makes it the ideal fabric choice for sofas and armchairs - and it needn't look old fashioned. Velvet settees are increasingly available in sleek shapes with more simple forms, so you can add a touch of comfort to contemporary interiors without spoiling a modern aesthetic.

Snug Beds

A fabric headboard is the ultimate in luxury for bedrooms. It will envelope your room with texture and softness, and work as a feature for the room. When paired with bed linen in complimentary shades, it will draw out the tones in other fabrics and anchor your scheme.

Plush Pillows

The easiest way to work the velvet trend is with a few scatter cushions. Whether your sofa is a modern leather style or a comfy, country-style settee in linen, velvet cushions sit beautifully against any fabric.

Couture Curtains

Drape your room with velvet and add dramatic effect to drab walls. Curtains that cluster in a pool of fabric at the floor will give a sense of opulence to a paired-back room, while a shorter pair will look clean and bold, and draw the eye.


1. Metal Star Chandelier £694.00 ACHICA £902.00 RRP; 2. Flair Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug, Grey £25.00 ACHICA; 3. Wall Standing Magazine Basket £59.00 ACHICA £89.00 RRP; 4. Lucy Velvet Button Cocktail Chair, Yellow £114.00 ACHICA £299.00 RRP; 5. Velvet Cushion, Black £7.00 ACHICA £49.00 RRP; 6. Vegas Velvet Sofa, Black £1,984.00 ACHICA £3,500.00 RRP

[Image Credits: Domino; Polly Rowan; Remodelista; The Interiors Addict]

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Minè Miralay

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