How to Work the Velvet Trend This Fall
As the weather cools, now is the time to thoughtfully work the velvet trend into your home. Be playful, go bold or keep it soft and sumptuous to add new life to any room.
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Add Just a Touch
Just a hint of velvet can add texture to your décor in an understated and elegant way without overpowering a room. Spice up the bedroom by adding a soft velvet quilt or a subtle velvet headboard. "Velvets in unexpected colors give a sense of luxury and warmth, especially when combined with silks and mixed metallic hues," notes interior designer Tara Dudley.
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Bring Outdoor Velvet Inside
Straight lines have long driven floor plans and furniture choices due to their practical nature. However, natural curves and shapes have returned to upholstered pieces. Adding curves softens a floor plan, giving it a more inviting feel. Velvets further add softness to a room and can make furniture pieces more sumptuous, suggests Gale Sitomer of G Sitomer Design.
Blend Velvet with Casual Fabrics
Soften velvet by mixing a brightly-hued velvet with a more casual linen pattern, like on sofa pillows. The two balance out each other so the look isn’t too heavy, notes interior designer Emily Ruddo. This look is optimal for more informal areas, like children’s rooms and family spaces.