We're Crushing Hard on Crushed Velvet

Crushed velvet is one of the most dramatic and bold options when it comes to fabrics, and that's part of why we love it! From fashion runways to living rooms, we're seeing this material pop up everywhere. Here are some ideas on how to make the crushed velvet look work for your space.

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December 13, 2017
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A Touch of Pink

If you're wondering what "crushed velvet" means, it refers to a type of velvet material with an irregular pattern of nap going in different directions. If you run your hand on this type of velvet, it will appear lighter or darker due to the way the light reflects off the uneven nap. And how could you resist running your hand over a sumptuous pink couch like this?

Chaise-ing the Trend

If you're not quite ready to go bold with texture and color, opt for velvet furniture in a neutral color like gray. Everything about this oversized velvet chaise lounge makes us want to tackle our reading list.

Luxe With Less

One of the easiest ways to test out a trend with low commitment is with throw pillows. If you still love those blue velvet pillows in two years, maybe you'll decide to upgrade to a blue velvet couch.

Haute Headboard

If you're a neutral lover until the end, texture is key to keeping your spaces from feeling stale. A sophisticated headboard upholstered in a gorgeous crushed velvet fabric makes a luxurious statement in this neutral master bedroom.

Sitting Pretty

If you're fully onboard with the velvet trend, there's nothing stopping you from having all-velvet furniture. Purple, gold, yellow and blue colors paired with velvet, metallic and lacquered high-gloss materials create a living room design that's as visually compelling as it is luxurious.

Blue Crush

Tired of your all-white kitchen? Add a dose of drama with a velvet accent seat. Blue-and-white is a timeless combo, and an accent chair is a low-commitment way to incorporate this trend.

Beauty Sleep

What better place to incorporate a soft, sumptuous fabric like velvet than in a bedroom? The soft-to-the-touch material combined with the serene lavender color makes this elegant, feminine headboard ideal for a good night's rest.

Texture + Layers

This laidback living space proves velvet can be subtle. The neutral velvet sofa is layered with baby blue throw pillows that match the leather-tufted coffee table and upholstered stools. A velvet sectional may just be the cozy factor your living room is missing.

Golden Goals

This bold bed epitomizes luxury. The crushed velvet headboard almost looks as if it was painted with gold leaf. If you're considering crushed velvet, remember fortune favors the bold, after all.

Draped in Velvet

Your windows might not be the first place you'd think to try velvet fabrics, but how glamorous is this dining room? With a charcoal gray color palette, the light-colored furniture, mirror, brass accents and natural light keep the space dramatic, but not dark.

Feminine Flair

Dark velvet can help balance out a space filled with lighter colors and feminine prints. This tufted, velvet headboard packs a punch against the floral wallpaper.

Classic With a Twist

Try marrying the velvet trend with a classic; this pale pink shade puts a twist on a classic Chesterfield sofa and pairs well with the peach-colored drapes and complementary blue fireplace tile. The natural light makes the modern living room feel light, airy and inviting.

A Perfect Pair

A stunning design duo makes this dining table warm and inviting. The leather brings a polished, masculine feel, and the velvet chairs at the heads of the table balance them out with subtle, soft texture.

Ultra Violet, Ultra Trendy

If you really want to be on-trend, go velvet and violet. While velvet has been on the rise for the past couple of years, Pantone just announced their 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. We expect to see many purple couches popping up in the design world in the near future.