The EVERYDAY VELVET trend is officially here.
It is SO beautiful the way the sheen changes with the direction nap of the fibers giving it a rich depth. I can’t get enough of velvet fabrics and am currently obsessing about how to add touches to my home.
You can’t open up a magazine, Pinterest, or a catalog without seeing products encased in velvet. It is the EVERYDAY velvet trend because in the past true cotton velvet was a very delicate fabric.
Because we live in the wonderful world of innovation, fabric companies are now creating cotton/polyester fabrics that stand up to just about anything! In previous years, was hard for anyone outside of the ultra rich to afford or maintain this gorgeous fabric.
Now it can be used in any application and it can even be a performance fabric – standing up to the rigors of everyday life. Therefore, you can use velvet in any area of your home and it is so comfortable up against your skin. An added bonus is that it’s now AFFORDABLE too!
Performance Velvet can be found just by doing a Google search. I found them at West Elm, Pottery Barn both 100% Polyester and Schumacher with a cotton/poly blend. Schumacher had 54 color options to satisfy any design you can dream up! From drapes to pillows, bedding, and even the family room sofa velvet can now be used just about anywhere.
Before buying any velvet fabrics and especially for everyday use, look for primarily polyester velvet fabrics. They can handle the wear and tear, but will be a little “shinier” in feel. Other options are blended with cotton and will have less of shine, but will require a little more care and handling.
Most stores will either provide or sell you fabric samples to test at home. Throw a little water on them and see how they clean up and dry before you commit to upholstering an entire sofa 🙂
Luckily, there is some drool worth inspiration that will get you thinking about how to add velvet to your home! Use it in any design setting:
- California Cool
- Relaxed Modern
- Traditional Remixed
Check out my 2018 Home Trends article that shows you how design bloggers are incorporating this trend into their own homes.
Feeling inspired? Let’s do a little shopping!
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First and foremost, it is so easy to find products made in this gorgeous fabric. Any retailer you can think of that sells home products will have something in velvet, once you start looking for it! Frankly, I had to pull myself back from “shopping” for you because there are SO many beautiful options 🙂
Think about going bold and chose pillows or an accent chair in a gorgeous color that wows your friends and family!
Affliate links are included, but all items hand selected by me for you! Just hover over the picture and click on the chain link icon to be taken directly to the products.
Good luck and happy hunting – I’m off to the Ballard Designs store here in Charlotte, NC to look at their velvet fabrics for use in my dining room makeover. Luxury at it’s finest…