If you thought that velvet sofas are a thing of the past or that it would look terrible in your living room, you should think twice. A velvet sofa can be quite an exciting endeavor, which will greatly improve the style of any room. Of course, you must have a keen eye and select the right colors, styles and fabrics. Find out more about why you should choose this type of sofas.
Picking a new sofa can be a real challenge. And when experimenting with new materials, you must be really careful. Velvet sofas make no exception. Most of us think about the grandma’s old piece of furniture: very used and not-so-comfortable. And it had also an old-age looking color, usually a washed orange or yellow.
But modern velvet sofas are totally different. They are vibrant, comfy and have an immense pallet of colors to be matched with. The vast number of color options is alone a good reason for picking velvet. That’s not all. You will find many sofas in vibrant, medium-to-dark shades, with blue being an especially popular choice.
Velvet sofas are really easy to care. It is very important to understand that velvet is a fabric, not a fiber. Velvet can be made out of various materials, like silk, mohair, wool or polyester. This means that not all velvet sofas are created equal and there are different techniques and tips for keeping a velvet sofa in good conditions. Silk, wool and mohair are the most expensive materials. Nevertheless, you should be should be able to care for your sofa with nothing more than a velvet upholstery attachment for your vacuum.
You can always choose a classic navy blue, to temper the nuances in a room and create an easy-to-the-eye décor. This classic blue is perfect for an oceanic décor, of blue and white. The subtle sheen of a quality velvet gives it beautiful depth.
Let us not forget that purple velvet was a symbol of nobility and richness. And it still is. Why not pompously decorate your room with elegant purple velvet sofas?
Velvet can be successfully used in a space with lots of rugged materials, like wood and leather. It will soften up all the “masculine” textures, giving balance and elegance. Another interesting combination is when you want to contrast various types of sofa fabrics. But you should be careful, not to give the impression of total disparity and chaos.