It may just be the most supple trend of recent years: The noble material velvet, an indispensable element of fashion design, is not only suitable for catwalks, but can also be used to enhance your home.
The only thing that is really surprising is that it had nearly been forgotten all this time - after all, the material can stand up to any comparison. It is extremely soft, yet has character, is beautiful in a classic and unobtrusive way, and can easily be combined with other materials. Velvet originated in Italy, and became popular in the Renaissance era among European royalty and nobility. It is not without reason that the noble material with the unsurpassed haptics is also known as the “fabric of kings”.
Velvety interior design tips
The time is ripe to add a touch of velvet to your home. A rewarding task, as velvet proves to be a real all-round talent.
For a distinct statement, we recommend a classic velvet sofa. It serves as eye-catcher in your beloved living room, and is also an exceedingly comfortable retreat. Use a shade of green or blue - this appears fresher and more modern than the historic crimson. How about a dream sofa in Prussian blue or petrol?
Is a new sofa not on the agenda? Then how about using velvet in the form of new curtains? Not only do velvet curtains upgrade any room, they also create a tranquil and homely atmosphere. We thus recommend using them in the bedroom.
Use the correct dosage
Integrating velvet in your home does not necessarily mean buying new furniture. You could also simply reupholster your favourite items of furniture instead. Even a few noble velvet cushions or blankets will go a long way. The leitmotif of this current interior design trend is to use the elegant material sparingly and in a modern way.
Thus, avoid combining too many different velvet elements, and rather use it for one of your favourite items. This warm velvety element is at its best if put into contrast with a cool-modern environment.
Combining velvet with other interior design trends
It is, of course, ideal to skillfully combine two of the main interior design trends: Concrete and industrial-style metal elements are also becoming increasingly popular. This style is characterised by coolness, practicality and shades of grey or metallic. And, just like the trendsetter velvet, it requires a contrast, in this case to keep it from appearing too hard and cold.
So, if velvet needs a modern counterpart to prevent it from appearing antiquated, and the industrial style with its concrete and metal elements needs a warmer touch, we say: “A match made in heaven”.
An industrial-style living area, combined with a velvet sofa in matt green or blue - it does not get more elegant and modern than this.