Velvet: having a moment (or two)

Printed velvet chair

Velvet: having a moment (or two)

What do you think of when someone mentions velvet? Do you think of sad, limp, burgundy coloured curtains dustily hanging in a run-down pub from another era? Well, if so, think again. This sumptuous fabric has been given a makeover and is available in a huge range of colours and patterns. In many cases the pile has become shorter making it feasible to print the most glorious patterns onto it and with man made fibres, boy, can those colours sing! Happily, it’s also available in a huge rang of price points so whether you want fuchsia pink, black, or exotic patterns there’s something to please everyone’s wallet.

Here’s a look at some recent work;

Single pleat velvet curtains

These single pleat velvet curtains with minimal stack back and a short pile on the fabric dress this guest bedroom in a luxurious way without overpowering the space.

Or for a real statement piece, how about this beautiful chair reupholstered in a printed fabric?

Printed velvet chair

Printed velvet from Blendworth Interiors

The little dog is optional!

This box cushion for a window seat in black velvet with contrasting scatter cushions gives a glamorous look to the whole room.

Velvet box cushion

So take another look; I think you’ll be inspired.

Printed velvet from Art of the Loom

Printed velvet from Art of the Loom