At once comfortable, luxurious and always durable, a velvet sofa is the perfect style statement.
Tips for Styling with a Velvet Sofa
- Mix and Match. Velvet material itself is singularly lush – so different from the hard surfaces like metal and wood that constitute the modern home. As a result, a velvet sofa works beautifully as a “contrasting agent.” Mix and match velvet with cotton fabrics, leather, and hard surfaces to define and call attention to velvet’s luxurious feel.
- Consider pile. Did you know there are different types of velvet – specifically, varying by pile height? A short-pile velvet sofa will feel different from a high-pile one; the former will be tighter, more dense and less “furry.” Choose this if you want a sleeker, more modern vibe; choose a high-pile material if you’re after a more traditional feel.
- Consider tufting. A tufted backrest goes with a velvet sofa like two peas in a pod – seriously! Whether biscuit, grid or diamond, tufted stitching creates a statement pattern and falls in line with almost every decorating style. Consider tufting for a dramatic effect