We're Vying for Velvet: The Classic Upholstery Made Modern Obsession
Prepare to drool over these 22 velvet-clad spaces.
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Think Bold Colors + Rich Accents
Luxurious velvet works together with deep orange and bold cobalt blue furnishings to create a jaw-dropping living room design. The killer combination yields a space worthy of a magazine, yet still comfortable for everyday living.
This formal dining room is striking, with ornate architectural details along the wall and ceiling and buttery, smoky gray velvet curtains taking center stage.
There's so much to lust after and look at in this fancy-meets-coastal-casual living room (we especially love a certain, dreamy settee). Using velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really makes the piece pop and instantly catches the eye.
This texture-full, pattern-clad eclectic bedroom is a bohemian dream. A pair of vibrant blue velvet pillows is just the element needed to pop against the rich, brown leather headboard and crisp white linens. Plus, the plush pair looks lovely with the deeper royal blue armchair and 3D geometric mirror along the side wall.
Posh in Public
This soft, sophisticated fabric is not strictly for the home. A set of oversized plush velvet, brown and gold chairs offer patrons of this nail salon an indulgent spot to flip through the latest celebrity gossip while waiting for their appointment.
Luxe Master Lounge
We’re enamored with the icy gray sofa featured in this master suite sitting area. The cool color pairs seamlessly with the fun, floral drapes. Additionally, the sofa serves as an idyllic contrast to the rich reds and orange at play in the abstract painting displayed on the back wall.
Velvet Chaise Duo
Gleaming bronze end tables accent a set of mocha-hued chaises, divided by a sleek floor lamp. Together, the elements create a lustrous reading area that proves, sometimes, more is more.
Bold Blue Dining Chairs
A set of one-of-a-kind, royal blue velvet dining chairs serve in this space as a saturated surprise in an otherwise elegant, though neutral, living and dining room.
Emerald Statement Piece
A luxurious splash of emerald velvet draws the eye in this inspired master bedroom. The design is abundant in print and pattern, and the sleek green bench offers a stylish reprieve that anchors the space.
Why compete for reservations when you can enjoy a home-cooked meal (or Chinese takeout) from a bold blue, crushed velvet loveseat? Aside from the instant cozy factor, the brilliant blue is a picture-perfect complement to the dove gray cabinets and creamy marble counters. It's official: we would never leave this kitchen.
Sleep in Style
Sultry, sophisticated and smoky gray velvet — what more could one ask for in a headboard? We’re smitten with the way this modern master bedroom design makes use of a white wall to accentuate its killer main attraction.
A rose-hued, silk velvet sofa with nail-head detailing creates an ultra-glam sitting room. Gilded lamps and ivory faux shagreen nesting tables are used to accentuate the sofa and create a polished final design.
Head of the Table
The heads of the table are sure to turn heads in this high-end, gray and teal dining room. A pair of oversized, plush velvet chairs are positioned at each end for a commanding and sophisticated design.
Fit for a Princess
Who knew a nursery could be so elegant, right? This pink velvet tufted crib is divine, accented by a dramatic, sky-blue damask canopy and trimmed with fringe and pearls. The end result is nothing short of magical and appears to be straight from the pages of a classic fairytale.
This sectional sofa proves you don’t have to give up style for added space or function. The dreamy, neutral velvet upholstery is accented with baby blue pillows that match the blue leather coffee table and nailhead adorned stools.
Plays Well With Prints
Velvet is a classic because of its versatility. Adding this rich fabric to your home is an easy way to bring texture and interest into a space without overpowering the overall design. Case and point? This smoky velvet sofa that looks beautiful beneath brightly colored, floral throw pillows.
Layer the Look
Love the look? Layer it. Go all out with layers of velvet in varied colors and patterns. 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, complete with a removable wood serving tray.
A pretty pair of inky emerald and lavender velvet pillows ensure that the crisp, white bench doesn’t disappear into the white wall behind it. Plus, the sophisticated additions add a thoughtful, stylish touch to the entryway that instantly establishes the design of the rest of the interior.
Fit for Tradition
A classic staple for upholstery, velvet finishes will look right at home in traditional interior designs. This elegant, formal living room instantly upgrades any gathering with a velvet sofa and glamorous gold and silver accents throughout.
Dramatic Dining Space
This grand dining room is what we call "over-the-top," but in all the best ways possible! A set of stone gray crushed velvet chairs are striking beneath a dramatic, draped chain chandelier.
In this sophisticated sitting room, classic pieces are layered with rich textiles. Our eyes are drawn to the fluffy, Mongolian fur pillows and the sleek quartet of velvet curtains draped over natural bamboo shades.
Cushy Corner Spot
The buttery piece is exceptional and adds much-needed texture and coziness to this neutral living space. As for us? Well, we’re off to grab a book and a cup of coffee because this oversized velvet chaise is calling our names.