Velvet

Wow, velvet ! It makes everything seem just a little more sumptuous. With its regal good looks and unsurpassed softness, its hard not to love it.

“Velvet “ is synonymous with “Special.”  A velvet jacket feels more luxurious than a polyester jacket. And a Red Velvet cupcake sounds more decedent than a chocolate cupcake.  “Velvety smooth” is a common expression to describe anything soft.

The material has been around for centuries.  While clearly its not a new fabric, in has become increasingly popular in the past few years.
Consider this posh fabric for your home for dining room chairs, an upholstered sofa, an upholstered headboard, or toss pillows as an accent on your couch.

Here are three reasons why you should choose Velvet:
1. Softness and luxury.  Velvet is one of those materials that you  buy because you want it, not because it’s practical.  Its a luxury fabric and looks and feels the part.

2. Light and volume.  Because Velvet has a nap, it shows the direction across the piece its covering.  It looks most welcoming on a tufted sofa.

3. Colour depth.  Velvet is dyed so the colours can be quite rich.  Add some punch to a plain sofa with a berry velvet pillow, or a hunter green pillow or perhaps one that is Dijon yellow.

Velvet is a touchy-feely fabric like none other.  If you want to add texture, colour and a rich look that is luxurious, try adding Velvet to your home decor.

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant at Decorium

Ellen@decorium.ca

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