Velvet has reinvented itself and adapted to changing tastes. And velvet never really left the decor scene. What changes is that at the moment, it has a special place in our interiors. So how do you use velvet in your decor? In which room? What color? All the answers to these questions and more in the rest of this article.
VELVET TO DECORATE THE LIVING ROOM
This timeless textile seems to be making a comeback … For me, it has always had its place because it is soft, bright, and warm. And when we were still living in France you could find it in the living room. This is where we expect it most.
A VELVET SOFA – WHAT INTERESTS?
The big trend this year is the velvet sofa. They are found everywhere and at every turn. It changes from the mottled gray sofa that suited all trendy decor styles. Choosing a velvet sofa means assuming your decorative choices. But what does the velvet sofa in the center of the living room represent?
At first, the velvet conveys an idea of luxury and refinement. We do not know if it is due to the theater curtains … Maybe, maybe not. In any case, velvet has always been considered in recent decades as a luxurious material, and all the more when it is dark in color like blue, black, or burgundy. Velvet also creates a warm atmosphere and in the living room, it is often sought after. If you have a banal room that lacks character, which is a little cold, the velvet sofa will immediately warm the atmosphere of your living room. Finally, the velvet especially on the sofa will create a cozy and cozy atmosphere, a bit like in a modern boudoir. The velvet sofa is an invitation to calm, ideal for relaxing.
A VELVET ARMCHAIR – RETRO AND CHIC TO ENERGIZE THE LIVING ROOM
If you have not planned to change the sofa perhaps you will want to bring a touch of velvet to the living room thanks to the armchair. What we like about the velvet armchairs is that the material is not the only originality. The shape, the style of the armchair will bring a different dynamic to your living room. At the end of the day, it is difficult to find a basic or neutral velvet chair. It will necessarily have a retro look and almost all eras pass there. You can easily find armchairs in an Art Deco style or armchairs with more mid-century or 70’s tones. This reference to a bygone era will bring character to your living room even if at the start your atmosphere is very simple. To choose your velvet armchair, you will have to pay attention to the color of course, to its shape but also it is base. The wooden feet combined with velvet will give a little Scandinavian air revisited. The golden feet will accentuate the idea of luxury inherent in velvet. Straight and black armchair legs will be easier to forget.
VELVET CUSHIONS – EASY AND QUICK TO SET UP
Finally, in the living room, if you don’t want to change your furniture, decorative accessories can be a way of bringing velvet into your decoration. The easiest accessory to put on is the cushion. There is a multitude of velvet cushion covers. It remains to be seen if you want the cushion to stand out on the sofa or if you want to play with the brightness linked to the velvet while creating a tone on tone. Velvet goes well with all kinds of materials. With fur cushions, your sofa will be ready to welcome you for the cold and long winter evenings. With cotton, the velvet will be more accessible while remaining warm. And for a natural living room, why not combine velvet with textiles of more natural origin such as linen or hemp.
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