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We're Crushing Hard on Crushed Velvet

December 13, 2017

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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Photo: laurenedith.com. From: Coddington Design.

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?

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Photo: Werner Staub

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.

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Photo: SuzAnn Kletzien. From: SuzAnn Kletzien.

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.

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Photo: Lori Rourk. From: Lori Rourk.

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.

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