2018 sees the continuation of velvet in homeware and interiors. This fabric that has gone in and out of favour has a new modern approach to use in styling.
Soft to touch, elegant to see and a great texture to add to a room decor. Velvet, or the cheaper velour option, is the perfect fabric to introduce to styling that fits well with other fabrics – silks, cotton, lace… and it is perfect to embrace the jewel colours trend. The fabric suits emeralds, navy, cerise, deep purple, mustard and other rich dark tones.
Following on from the beginning of this year Art deco inspired interiors are still big. Introducing this 1920s look into your home will bring glamour and opulence, wether a small corner or a whole room.
You can hint at this trend or go full on, but be careful not to over indulge as you don’t want it to look themed or staged. This look focuses mainly on two key areas, pattern and furniture, with bold gold designs set against black and rich blue backgrounds on wallpapers and art.
The furniture comes in the form of drinks trolleys and statement armchairs. A good place to start is with a classic round trolley with marble shelves, a design that mixes straight lines and circles, very much echoing the strong print designs of the Art Deco era.
Combine this with a statement chair – velvet is a must – with brass or gold legs and you will have the perfect start to the look. Keep the walls dark to create more drama with dark green, blues and of course black.
Accessories to consider would be classic angled mirrors and perhaps a quirky lamp influenced by the 1920s. As well as this you could continue the feel with soft furnishings like a fringed pillow [ pictured ].
This mid century inspired armchair from made.com ticks all the boxes for the perfect addition to any living room. Wooden framed in oak and available in velvet or leather, this armchair oozes style and sophistication. We love everything about it.
The Cecil armchair comes in two velvet options – green or orange [ £549 ], whilst the two leather choices are grey [ our favourite ] and blue [ £599 ]
Get onboard with one of this years biggest trends – velvet – and update your sofa at the same time. These gorgeous cotton velvet cushion covers from hm.com come in 9 different colours, so you are sure to find a favourite, and what’s even better is that they are only £6.99.
Mix a couple of colours together along with some contrasting printed cushions to bring interest and a fun update to your living room.
This year materials become luxurious and opulent with velvet having the biggest influence on designs. More and more velvet is seen in stores on cushions, furniture and soft furnishings. There are are some gorgeous sofas and chairs available bringing a seventies vibe with the soft tactile material. But it doesn’t end there, as velvet is making a comeback in the bedroom, with sumptuous padded headboards and throws.
Sofas are the core piece of furniture to any room, it’s the place to relax and converse so you want it to be as comfortable as possible. What better material to choose than a soft velvet and to really show it off go for a bright colour. Jewel tones look more vibrant in velvet and opting for green, dark purples and blue bring a richer feel and would look great in both dark and light interiors.
Velvet also looks great in softer tones like dusty pink, cream and light grey.
For a more subtle introduction to velvet how about a lamp shade or cushion. A simple drum shade can bring to life an old light or be a great addition to a new one. Velvet cushions are everywhere at the moment in all colours and prints, meaning you can give a little update to a room; finding ones that fit without changing your space.
Back with a big bright bang the House of Holland has boldly returned to Habitat with an exciting collection of colour popping furniture and homeware. Again it doesn’t fail to disappoint.
Our pick to add a perfect splash of hot pink to your home is this re-imagined Misty armchair in limited edition pink velvet with navy piping. The colour, the curves, the silhouette – all add up to make a wonderful statement piece of furniture.