Ever wanted to be part of a royal family? You can make yourself feel like you live in a luxurious castle with the addition of velvet decor to your home!
There’s a new, luxurious trend surfacing in home decor: velvet upholstery. I know you’re probably thinking, “Uh...Velvet? Really?” and I will admit I thought the same thing when I first saw it. But after seeing how beautiful the furniture is, and how it makes the room look like a palace, I have to admit, I’m sold! So, today I’m going to show you some ways you too can add velvet decor to your home.
The biggest piece of furniture that you can upgrade to velvet would be your couch. Just look at the two above pictures. I mean, those couches are pretty awesome! I love the retro look of the teal velvet sofa with those navy velvet chairs, especially with the pops of red. And the first couch just looks so squishy that you’ll sink into it and wonder where you set your crown. It’s got to be a very comfortable couch, plus velvet is soft. You’ll feel like you’re ruling over your kingdom on a cloud! Also, look at those exquisite velvet wingback chairs. Those would be a great addition to any home as well! (Side note: I recognize that gorgeous Oriental style mirror from our very own website!)
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Maybe you’re thinking you can’t trade in your couch, or you love your current one. Well, how about a gorgeous chaise lounge chair? This is what I would want. I love the Victorian woodworking on the legs, and all of those velvet pillows. Basically just package this up and ship it to my apartment. I'll wait. Can you imagine coming home after a long day of work or class, and having this velvet chair waiting for you to flop onto? Even just having all those velvet pillows on a normal couch would be wonderful.
Okay, so maybe the chaise lounge chair is too much for you. How about a sleek ottoman or coffee table like this one? You could even find one with storage inside and be able to stow away blankets, or your favorite non-perishable snacks like I do. Doesn’t the velvet of this coffee table just elevate the classiness of the room? You could even go a little bolder and pick a bright color to add some fun to your room. There are even tutorials on how to make your own velvet ottoman if you can’t find what you want. Gotta love a good DIY!
An even easier way to add velvet to your home is to go out and grab yourself some velvet curtains. I would stay away from red velvet curtains unless you want your place to look like a stage, but hey if that’s the look you’re going for, that would be awesome! Bright colored velvet curtains are fun, and you can find some that are blackout curtains so heat and light are blocked if you want them in your bedroom!
The last idea I have for you is to buy, or make, a velvet headboard. Now, doesn’t that look like a bed for royalty? It would be a great way to add color to your bedroom as well, like in this bedroom here. That pop of dark turquoise is soothing, and it’s going to feel amazing! Plus, they added in some velvet pillows on the bed as well.
I know velvet fabric stains easily, so you’re probably thinking why would anyone want to use it in home decor? I have news for you! There are some easy tips and tricks to making sure your new velvet furniture doesn’t permanently stain if you happen to spill something on it! Just follow these simple instructions:
First, don’t panic. Take a deep breath, you can fix it and all will be fine. Remove as much liquid as possible, but don’t press the liquid into the fabric. If it’s on a pillow or curtains, shake to remove excess liquid. Then, use a dry absorbent towel to gently soak up as much of the remaining liquid as you can. Now that most of the liquid is gone, create a mixture of soap and water and make it all sudsy. You’re going to use the suds, not the water, to carefully dab at the stain until it is gone. In extreme cases, if the stain is not gone, you may have to resort to a dry cleaning solvent. If so, follow the directions on the package. Next, allow it to air dry. From here, you can steam the velvet if it has lost its luster, and brush it in the direction of the nap to finish the cleaning process. Voila! You have successfully cleaned your velvet upholstery. That wasn’t so bad, right? I told you it would be easy.
There you have it! Some beautiful ideas on how to add velvet decor to your home! Don’t forget to comment with any ideas on other ways to add velvet to your home decor, and share this post with your friends and family!
**Featured image via Brabbu