Special trend: velvet in the interior
For more than a year, velvet has been held in favor of designers of clothing and interiors. This seemingly luxurious material catches the eye and makes you fall in love. What else is due to the universal love of velvet, how it can be used in interior design and how to care for it later – read right now.
What we love velvet in the interior
First of all, of course, for its luxurious, expensive appearance. Natural silk velvet is an expensive fabric, but using it in interior design will increase its visual value at times, so the costs will be definitely justified.
Velvet – one of the best and most spectacular carriers of color. Any shade on it looks as deep and rich as possible, it will change and play with ebb, depending on the lighting.
Another great advantage of this material is that at the moment it makes any interior more comfortable – just one piece of furniture with velvet upholstery or velvet curtains is enough to make the room more chamber.
Velvet in a modern interior is important
If you think that velvet upholstery, velvet curtains or velvet decor is the lot of boudoirs, cumbersome and heavy baroque, you are mistaken. In modern interior design, this chic material may also be relevant, without reference to the past. And the most important thing here is not to overdo it! Professional designers strongly recommend using velvet locally, carefully and without fanaticism, no matter how much you like it. It is best to highlight the color accents with it – the design will benefit from this.
Even more caution is to use velvet in the design of small interiors, because it visually “eats” space.
How to introduce velvet in the interior
The most effective way is to choose a sofa with velvet upholstery in the living room. Such a powerful accent just will not go unnoticed, especially if the upholstery is in a dark color.
No less interesting and expensive look chairs and ottoman padded stools.
A more modest but interesting design move is to decorate the existing sofa (with upholstery from other textiles) with velvet decorative pillows. The beauty of this decision is that if you want to update the interior at no extra cost, you can replace the pillows and it will play a significant role in the decoration of the room.
Velvet curtains in the interior look very luxurious. But it is important to remember that such an element may look too pompous in a small interior. Plus, in the warm season it is better to hang curtains of lighter fabric. But in the fall and winter it is quite possible to afford such a pleasure.
How to care for velvet
The most annoying thing is that even high-quality interior velvet wears out pretty quickly and loses its original appearance. That is why it is rarely used for furniture upholstery, which will be in operation every day. And it is also important to remember that velvet tends to attract dust, wool, etc. to itself. (for this very reason, decorating a children’s room with velvet is undesirable). Self-cleaning velvet products is very difficult – they can not be vacuumed and cleaned with universal means. So, if you do decide to decorate your interior with velvet accents, keep in mind the future costs of professional cleaning.