Cool Down Your Design With Blue Velvet Furniture
Take cues from these designs on how to add a touch of regal sophistication to any space with blue velvet furniture.
If you’re a person who tends to shop for neutral, versatile pieces like me, seeing the words “blue” and “velvet” before "couch" may make you automatically write it off as too bold for your style. Think again.
The editors at HGTV have seen the trend of blue velvet furniture everywhere in the design world recently – and for good reason.
Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa
Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. On either side of the fireplace, two woven chairs with faux-fur throws become stylish seats for guests. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the eclectic design together.
Blue velvet furniture is reminiscent of so many beautiful things – serene mountain landscapes, the deep blue sea and Kate Middleton's royal sapphire ring, just to name a few. The color blue is welcoming and calming, and it pairs well with pretty much any other color you can name – black, white, gray, orange, pink, green, yellow, tan and more. It goes with so many colors that it might as well be called a neutral. Blues also pop well against wood materials and metallic finishes. Combine the versatility of this color with the sumptuous quality of velvet, which quickly gives any space a touch of regal sophistication, and you have a pretty irresistible piece of furniture.
In spaces of different styles and velvet furniture of varying hues, check out rooms that do this design trend justice.
Navy and White Living Room With Tufted Sofa
This eclectic living room pairs together traditional furniture, like the navy tufted velvet sofa, with fresh, modern touches. White and yellow throw pillows add flair, while a vintage gold frame showcases the letter "D" for the homeowner's last name. A small white desk sits to the right of the sofa, offering a cozy home office space.
Vibrant Contemporary Living Room
This cool contemporary living room is perfect for lounging around, relaxing or even entertaining guests. The vibrant colors give it a lively feel no matter the occasion.
Brian Paquette Interiors
White Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa
Bright white walls lighten this living room and serve as the perfect foil for the eclectic mix of furnishings. The designer has chosen a compelling blend of textures for the space: blue velvet sofa, baskets, metal coffee table and a woven rug.
Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage
Designer SuzAnn Kletzien's client requested a starburst mirror in the design plan, so Kletzien positioned a starburst mirror collage on a navy accent wall in the living room. She also reupholstered an egg chair in a deep blue velvet fabric and had a custom ottoman built with a removable tray in the center for drinks and snacks.
John Granen Photography
Kimberlee Marie Interior Design
A deep blue ceiling pairs with indigo curtains in this bedroom to create the illusion of an endless open sky. The rest of the room is accented in whites, neutrals and metallics for a sophisticated contrast.
Packed With Style
Despite its size, this small apartment boasts a sophisticated galley kitchen packed with top-of-the-line amenities. Glass-front doors keep the cabinetry from weighing down the space, while an indigo runner points to the eclectic living room just beyond the fridge.
Deep indigo walls set the tone in this modern home office. A Sputnik chandelier and lots of natural lighting provide the perfect combination of task and ambient light.
Designer SuzAnn Kletzien used striking and harmonious patterns throughout this eclectic blue living room, including neutral and dark navy velvets, subtle gold and blue stripes and a mineral-inspired pattern. A rich blue velvet fabric with a floral pattern was used to cover the custom-made ottoman.
Palette That Pops
Clean, white bedding with a crisp, indigo border links the bed in this fun, contemporary teen's bedroom with the deep blue walls and window treatments. Geometric prints pop against the room's bold color palette.
Designer Sarah Stacey adds an unexpected touch to this bohemian-inspired living room by hanging a multicolored rug on the wall. The piece makes an easy focal point to the room and accents the simple, indigo-blue sofa.
Shades of Blue
Deep, indigo grasscloth wallpaper is visually balanced by crisp, white wainscoting in this chic, transitional dining room. Extra depth is added by the modern blue artwork and zig-zag chair upholstery.
Indigo pairs well with crisp white for a high-contrast look in this gorgeous master bathroom. A classic white vanity and marble shower ensure the design is timeless, elegant and tasteful.
Indigo blue is a smart and sophisticated choice for the cabinets in this transitional kitchen, complementing the rich wood finishes of the hardwood floor and countertop.
The indigo-blue beanbag chair and superheroes artwork pop against boldly patterned wallpaper in this shared boys' bedroom. A classic palette of red, white and blue are given a modern twist with fresh patterns and graphic twists.
Did those rooms convince you to give blue velvet a try? If not, dive into even more examples of refreshing blue furniture pieces to see how colors like teal, aqua and cerulean work in rooms of every style.
Eclectic Downtown Loft Living Room
This space was created to feel welcoming, luxurious and ready for entertaining. The different eclectic elements tell a story of the owner of the space while blending together for a curated, lived-in look.
Lauri Howell, Scripps Networks
Modern Sunken Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa
An elegant black and gold railing separates this sunken living room from the dining room area above. The clean, crisp lines of the space are juxtaposed with the sumptuous fabrics of the sofa and ottomans.
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Gray, Modern Breakfast Room with Oval Table
Bold draperies and a peacock blue sofa create an eye-catching vignette in this modern breakfast nook. A tufted velvet settee has a curved design that hugs the oval dining table, and three klismos chairs on the opposite side continue that custom fit without blocking the view. A collection of similarly framed prints adds interest on the walls.
Luxurious, Traditional Master Bedroom with Velvet Bench
A bed adorned with luxe linens, velvet-covered bench and soft color palette set a tone for relaxation in this elegant master bedroom.
Dustin Peck, Photography provided by Dustin Peck
Gray, Transitional Living Room with Glamorous Vibe
The living room of this traditional home is filled with glam, modern touches that offer a nice juxtaposition to the classic architecture. A sleek fireplace incorporates built-in storage, and reflective surfaces throughout bounce light, adding to the home's open and airy feel.
White Living Room With Blue Tufted Velvet Chairs
Upholstery studio Chairloom transformed a family of five's vintage pieces into a custom living room set. Upholstered navy velvet chairs are complemented by the matching pillows on the white sofa and gray and white velvet chair. A tribal pattern rug centers the living room, while funky accessories like the chevron vase create an eclectic feel.
Leon Shipp Belt
John Woodcock Photography
J & J Design Group
Master Bedroom: Four-Poster Bed
In the master bedroom, a four-poster bed, nightstands and blue velvet chairs provide the more formal, traditional look. The room is very textural with a little modern touch.
Sitting Room With Neutral Palette and Deep Blue Accents
Four blue velvet armchairs add rich color to the light, neutral tones in this transitional sitting room. A long wood coffee table brings an earthy detail to the space, while a lighthouse painting adds a pop of color and coastal flair. The white fireplace surround is a classy, traditional design, and the black shelves pop against the bright surroundings.
Living Room Redo: Timeless Elegance With a Modern Twist
Designer Amy Elbaum cleverly designed this living room with a slight nod to modern living in the accents she selected and placed within the traditional space. The artwork, lighting and overall look of the room evoke an updated yet timeless feel of sophistication. Especially lovely is the color scheme, which allows dark blue and soft color to play against white walls in a harmonious flow of hues.
Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling
This eclectic living room evokes glamour with a mix of styles, shapes, colors and tones. The custom blue, velvet sofa is the focal point and balances the room with an elegant chandelier highlighting the copper tin ceiling.
Kathryn MacDonald, Photography by Kathryn MacDonald
Modern Sitting Area With Blue Velvet Chairs
Blue chairs complement the gorgeous view of blue skies in this modern sitting room. Open bookshelves with blue-painted backing make normal decor stand out and accent the space.
To create a designer space on a reasonable budget, a mix of high and low was used throughout the redesign. A seven foot tall headboard was custom made from six yards of a woven fabric picked up at a discount fabric store for $12 per yard. Overall, the bed ensemble is masculine, including a navy blue sateen duvet, pinstripe pillow shams and throw pillows featuring a tone-on-tone geometric print, as well as a traditional zig-zag pattern. To balance the height of the headboard, a pair of black French demilune tables (picked up at the outlet of a high-end European furnishings retailer) was used rather than standard night stands. For proper illumination with vintage flair, the tables were topped with ceramic mid-century modern lamps updated with a sprayed coat of semi-gloss latex paint.
The living room in Kent and Jenny Longardner's home in Elmhurst, Illinois, after Design Star winner and Host Meg Caswell 's redesign, as seen on HGTV's Great Rooms, season 2 . The built-in library opens to unveil the door to the office, the tikky bar is in a corner and the facing wall is covered with a display of framed photos.