Velvet is making a big comeback in the interior world. The sumptuous fabric trend emerged throughout last year and is still going strong for 2017, becoming one of the most fashionable fabrics to dress your home in.

While once a traditional choice, this season velvet has been given a contemporary update and is available in a range of on-trend colours and styles.

Whatever your interior taste, velvet is a versatile fabric that can be incorporated into any room with ease.

Here are three simple ways to use velvet in your home.

Make a statement with a velvet sofa

Velvet has a naturally sumptuous and cosy feel, making it an ideal choice for your sofa. Offering both style and comfort in equal measures, its soft finish is perfect for snuggling up on.

If you want to achieve a statement look, go bold with a beautiful coloured velvet finish. Coloured velvet will add wow-factor to a room, whether you choose a subtle pastel hue or a rich jewel tone such as the Harrington Chaise in Lumino Teal.


For a more pared-back look, opt for neutral shades such as grey which are easy to style. Keep the look contemporary with a simple Scandi-inspired shape, which our popular Renato Sofa offers. Featuring angled wood legs and stylish button detailing, it makes an even cosier sit when paired with soft cushions and comfy throws.

If an entirely velvet sofa is a little too much, consider a combination of velvet and leather for a practical and ultra-modern appeal. The Swainston Sofa features a contrasting blend of plain grey leather and damask printed velvet for a fashion-forward look.

Choose velvet chairs for a decedent dining room

The great thing about velvet is that you don’t need to use much of it to make a big impact on your space. Add instant elegance and opulence to your dining room with velvet upholstered dining chairs. Pair them with a contemporary wood or metal table for a refreshing contrast.

The Timothy Oulton Mimi Chair comes in an aged Victorian Damask print and will make an eye-catching addition to an entertainment space.

To really up the glamour, look for crushed velvet pieces with a metallic sheen. For opulent dining room style, we love the Melia Crushed Velvet Dining Chair in silver or black with chic curves, studding and button detailing.

Accessorize with velvet scatter cushions

Of course, the simplest and most affordable way to bring velvet into your home is with a few fabulous accessories. Scatter cushions are the perfect way to refresh your sofa and add a touch of on-trend style to your home without investing in new furniture.

Accessories such as the Genoa Velvet Cushion and the Crystal Pom Pom Cushion are perfect for layering. Mixing them with other fabrics such as wool, cotton and leather will create a cool and contemporary look.

Top Velvet Picks

Enmore Chair Malvina Chaise Ellonby Stool Odeon Bed


Update your home with some of our favourite velvet pieces for the new season.

Do you love the velvet interior trend? Discover even more stylish furniture and accessories online at Barker and Stonehouse.