How to Introduce Velvet into Your Living Room


Velvet has made quite the comeback over the last few years! One of the hottest textiles on fashion runways in autumn winter 2015, the interior design world followed suit with a host of luxurious looks featuring velvet soft furnishings. So what’s the appeal of bringing velvet into the home? Machteld van Ketwich Verschuur, blogger and founder of VKV Visuals, evokes the image of velvet beautifully:

‘Velvet has a history that dates back thousands of years. Through the centuries and cultures worldwide, velvet was a highly prized material, often symbolised with wealth, power and royalty.’ (source)

If you want to create a decadent living room design worthy of a medieval king or Russian tsar, look no further than the sumptuous velvet inspired ranges here at SofaSofa. Your living room could be transformed into a haven of luxury with just a few clicks of a mouse - read on to see how you can grab yourself a piece of soft, velvety heaven.


Choosing the right colour

With such a wide range of colours and patterns available for home furnishings these days, it can be hard to choose pieces that suit both your personal style and your home’s. Sarah Myall, of White House Interiors, sums up the importance of colour in interior design by saying:

‘Colour is often thought to reflect mood and emotion - think about this when selecting colours when decorating, as it may help you create the ambience in each room.’ (source)

Belvedere RangeThe Belvedere range at SofaSofa

You want your sofa to be the main statement piece in the room, and a place where everyone gravitates to because of its gorgeous looks and welcoming features. Our Belvedere range is fully upholstered in velvet chenille and is available in a choice of eight colours, so is sure to match a range of décors. If your décor is cool and calming, like our Belvedere roomset picture above, you can afford to choose a deep jewel colour like Teal to offset the stark whiteness. Alternatively, if you prefer neutral colours or just want to keep everything tonal, there’s a subtle Cream colour available too.


On trend

If you’re fashion forward and enjoy updating your room to suit the current trends, then you can’t afford to miss out on the luxurious Lansdowne range! With its elegant curved arms and deep duck feather wrapped seat cushions, you’ll want to curl up and flick through the pages of Vogue as soon as you’re through the front door.

Lansdowne RangeThe Lansdowne range at SofaSofa

All Lansdowne pieces are available in a range of eight colours, but the Blue, Charcoal and Lilac will look wonderful if your current living room look was inspired by the Pantone colours of the year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity.


Add a little bit of luxury

If you’re in love with the idea of a velvet sofa, but don’t want to commit to a brand new piece of furniture just yet, we have the perfect solution. Our gorgeous velvet chenille scatter cushions will add a touch of elegance to up any sofa or armchair - priced at just £20.00 each and available in eight colours, there’s one to suit every living room.

Belvedere Scatter CushionsBelvedere scatter cushions in Teal and Aubergine

You don’t want your scatter cushions to blend into the background, so make sure you choose a different colour to the main fabric of your sofa. Look around your living room for inspiration, and choose a colour that will highlight and complement your existing décor scheme.

Belvedere Bolster Cushions

Belvedere bolster cushions in Teal


Belvedere bolster cushions in Lilac

Don’t be afraid to choose different patterns and fabrics – there’s no need to play it safe and stick with the same material or size for that matter! I personally love mixing scatter cushions with bolsters and arm pads. Use this opportunity to create a different look using the same piece of furniture, and refresh your room without investing in a whole new suite.



I hope you’ve learn enough about our velvet chenille fabrics to be inspired to go and add a little bit of luxury to your room. Whether you go bold with a whole new sofa suite, or subtle with a few accessories scattered onto your existing furniture, we’re sure you’ll love the opulent addition of velvet in your living room. So go on – treat yourself!

Posted in Accessories, Colour & Hue, Fabric, Interior Design, Sofas, Soft furnishings on 19th Feb 2016


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