There’s no escaping it (and why would you want to) – velvet is back and it’s sticking around. From fashion to furnishings, it’s easy to understand why this luxurious yet versatile fabric is everywhere right now. Texturally, it’s soft and tactile yet hardwearing; aesthetically it’s sumptuous yet easy to dress up or down.
Introducing velvet into your interiors doesn’t mean limiting yourself to a typically traditional look. This new wave of velvet-centric decor sees the fabric playing a variety of parts from centrepiece to accent. With a little consideration and a clever touch, it’s easy to give velvet a modern makeover and create a look that’s both unique and full of personality.
Interior stylist Karen Barlow says: Velvet once again makes an appearance in both contemporary and traditional interiors, proving its versatility and endurance. Fringing and curved shapes are reminiscent of the art deco era and velvet paired with bold wallpapers provides a modern aesthetic.