As the weather cools this fall, add warmth to your home decor with luxurious velvet textiles and home accents. You can go bold or keep it muted, but the velvet trend is one not to be missed.
Just like on the runway, velvets are heating up again. You can now find them in more colors than ever. Charcoal gray velvet with a luster has a wonderful depth to it and is a classic. Ocher and green have been weaving their way into many schemes I am working on, as they bring a grounded, earthy feel to a space, while the texture makes it opulent. A dash of pulsing-hot pink velvet can jazz up a space quickly. You can find matte linen and cotton velvets and incredibly lustrous silk velvets. All of them are fantastic, but it is best not to use them all in one space. — Sara Gilbane Sullivan, interior designer
Here are a few of my favorite velvet pieces.
LUNA Bench by Koket
This gorgeous velvet bench has smooth lines to match the smooth texture of the velvet finish. This champagne colored piece would make a great addition to the bedroom. The design was inspired by the crescent moon, which form arms on either side of the bench, and give the product its name, Luna.
If you are not ready to go bold with velvet, add small touches of the fabric to your home with these lovely accent pillows from Williams Sonoma. The appliques are hand sewn and finished with embroidery, and available in a variety of colors and designs. They add a pop of color and warmth to your space this fall. The price starts at $129 per pillow.
West Elm is calling velvet “one of our favorite fabrics of the season”. Their luster velvet has a beautiful, subtle sheen, pictured here in the Platinum hue. They weave a blend of pure cotton yarn with luxurious textured threads to create this fabric. Their duvet covers and shams are a fabulous way to envelope yourself in velvet this fall. Prices for the sets vary, but expect to pay around $200 for the complete package.
Add a pop of color to any room in your house with this brightly hued ottoman. The contrast of texture between the velvet and the plinth base is modern and elegant. Group multiples of these to create fun seating in a child’s playroom, or use just one to make a design statement. The ottoman in available in a variety of colors and is priced at $172.
Add a romantic feel to the room with these lovely crushed velvet window curtains. Tabs at the top make these curtains easy to hang. The opaque texture helps filter light to keep the room cool and cozy. Prices vary by size, and the range is $59-69 per panel.
Add a dash of glamour and luxury to your table this holiday season with a silver velvet table runner. This piece will instantly elevate your special occasion place setting. At just $29 this piece is a bargain and an excellent way to bring the velvet decor trend to your home.
Go glam with this elegant velvet panel headboard. The nailhead trim around the headboard and the tufting give the piece a modern, clean look. The kingsize headboard is on sale for $400.
As if bean bag chairs weren’t already comfy enough, elevate your relaxation level by option for a velvet covered bean bag chair. Read a book, watch TV, or take a nap in this cozy seating options. This product retails for $59.
As you can see, there is more to velvet home decor than cheesy painted velvet wall art! Velvet is a comfortable and luxe textile that can add warmth and depth to any space in your home.