Velvet is everywhere – and going nowhere. A velvet sofa will add luxury and glamour to any home. Rather than a passing trend, velvet interiors are timeless and won’t date. We are so convinced that we offer a large range of colours of this fabric in our collection! If you’re feeling cautious about introducing the fabric into your home, here are a few simple tips to hopefully convince you that velvet is a perfect choice.
Styling a Velvet sofa or Armchair
You could add a neutral hued velvet sofa as a secondary seat in a room but if you want to make a real impact, go for a statement colour and make your velvet sofa the focal point of the room. A vibrant blue, green or mustard sofa will instantly catch your eye – just make sure you tone down the rest of your decor and add a couple of complementary accessories. If you’re not keen on the idea of a velvet sofa and want to introduce the fabric in a more subtle way, maybe opt for a velvet armchair in a cosy corner of your home. Try placing a velvet chair in your bedroom, or perhaps a pair of comfy armchairs snuggled in a bay window with a side table placed in between. Because velvet upholstery gently reflects the light instead of absorbing it, this makes a velvet settee a great pairing against a dark wall or small corner of your room.
Maintaining your velvet sofa
Velvet generally just requires a quick vacuum to remove loose dirt and dust and then brushing in the direction the fibres naturally lie, to restore the nap. If you do spill something, remove as much as you can by carefully blotting it with a clean, absorbent cloth. Avoid washing with water as this can damage the texture of the velvet. Instead, it’s always best to use a commercial cleaning product designed specifically for use on velvet and carefully follow the instructions. Alternatively, if the covers on your velvet sofa are removable, you may be able to take them to a specialist upholstery cleaner.
So, have we convinced you a velvet sofa is the way to go? With our custom made sofas and armchairs you can choose everything from the model and size right down to the feet. The hardest choice for you will probably be what colour to go for! Make that first move now and order your fabric samples from our website.