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Velvet, Satin and Upholstered Furniture

Absolutely majestic! Include a myriad of velvet accents and upholstered leather furniture to your bedroom or living room and you will achieve a captivating design, especially if you add a touch of satin to the decor. Classic elegance, you say? Better! A heavenly space.

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Velvet fabric and upholstered furniture, side by side, offers ultimate elegance. It’s timeless. Even after centuries, this style is still in vogue. A long time ago, in palaces and mansions, marble was also part of the decor, and that says it all. Elegance attracts elegance.

A room with heavy velvet curtains covering the windows, velvet cushions on the armchair and sofa, and a draped bed is where velvet reveals all of its beauty. Especially if it’s a canopy bed. Everything made of velvet, the drapes, canopy, bedspread, headboard, throw, and pillowcase all create such a majestic setting that the bed itself feels like a true safe haven that nothing would seem important enough to drag you out of it.

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Why does velvet look so lush? Its sheen effect certainly has a part to play since velvet is one of the most iridescent fabrics out there. Not to mention its many styles: embroidered, crinkled, crushed, ridged, embellished, and embossed velvet. It comes in several fabrics, too: cotton, wool, linen, silk, and rayon.

A classic piece of furniture will come and heighten the luxurious feel of velvet. That being said, padded velvet, no matter what colour, is second to none to enhance velvet’s distinctiveness. Whether it’s the sofa, the armchair, the headboard or the top of a coffee table, padded velvet does not go unnoticed.

Retro elegant room with vintage couch and lamp
Retro elegant room with vintage couch and lamp

Need ideas? Here are a few home designs that we have noticed through time: the padded cushions of an armchair matching the velvet window coverings; a massive black leather sofa and armchair heavily padded with embroidered velvet cushions; a headboard, upholstered in gold fabric, extending from one wall to the other (where the space on each side of the bed serves as a bookcase), while the bedspread is made of a shimmering green and gold velvet fabric; the head of the four-poster bed and the canopy are upholstered in a sheen red and brown velvet fabric; a heavy velvet curtain separating the living room from the library as to create an arched door; the same coloured velvet window coverings and upholstered headboard unfolding like an inverted fan.

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To achieve a higher degree of elegance, the walls can be painted in a faux-finish design as to mimic velvet. Or better yet why not cover part or the entire wall with padded velvet or leather. Bear in mind that you could also partially or totally upholster a piece of furniture with padded or unpadded velvet.

Don’t forget the satin touch: a rope, button, cushion, etc.

Hotel design pictures offer plenty of great ideas!

 

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