Crushed, scalloped, pleated and more: a growing number of us have developed a soft spot for the velvet interiors trend. Add an air of opulence to your living space with our homeware edit of the best pieces to buy now.
There’s something about velvet interiors. Be it a smattering of scatter cushions, a stylish cocktail chair or a standout headboard, the decadent fabric has always been a byword for style.
Perhaps it’s down to the luxe look of the material itself, its tactile nature, or the way it exudes a sense of drama – a well-placed velvet footstool, for instance, can instantly transport you from your bedroom to a a Parisian boudoir in the 1920s. Then there’s the way it elevates colour: have you noticed how jewel colours appear even richer in velvet?
The versatility of velvet means that anyone can experiment with the trend, whether you’ve a penchant for deep tones that exude glamour, or bright, maximalist colours that lift a room. And with an ever-expanding range of colours and textures, velvet is a thoroughly liveable way to upgrade your living space.
Whether you’re ready to embrace a statement piece or add a simple touch of luxury, browse our edit of the best velvet interiors pieces out there right now that will give your home one big dose of chic.
Velvet blue stool
Smallable’s range of stacking stools are great because they’re both stylish and affordable.
Coming in a range of colours including blue, green and yellow, you can be playful with how you use them.
Either opt for a uniformed look with a collection in the same colour, or attempt the rainbow and buy them all.
Velvet seat pads
We’re a sucker for these velvet seat pads because, even if you don’t have a seat to put them on, they can be piled on top of picnic rugs in the summer for some very stylish alfresco dining.
Also, can we just talk about how gorgeous those colours are? From the rich mustard to the glamorous lilac, we want them all.
Floret foot stool
Anthropologie has done it again, bringing us another fabulously flamboyant, unique homeware accessory that we can’t live without.
We can just imagine this in the bedroom next to a gold-legged dressing table.
Slowcoach love seat
What’s not to love about this gorgeously cosy love seat?
From the wide back to the snuggle-worthy arms, Loaf know what they’re doing when it comes to both style and comfort.
Share it with another or take it all for yourself: we think it’d suit a soft throw, cup of tea and good book perfectly.
Teal velvet pouffe
This velvet pouffe is a bestseller for good reason: not only can you use it as a footstool or a place to perch, but it comes in delicious hues of gold, grey, pink, teal and orange too.
Velvet occasional chair
If you’ve been searching for a way into the mid-century interiors trend without the vintage price tag, look no further than this pint-sized occasional chair. Stylish, comfy, and especially great for smaller living spaces.
Green velvet cushion cover
French interior design brand Caravane have a beautiful selection of washed velvet cushions, finished with a charming coquettish twist: teeny tassels that nod to a bohemian age.
Pale pink velvet dining chair
Are you even a millennial if you don’t own anything pale pink? Perk up your living space with Habitat’s plush upholstered dining chair with brass legs - they look even better in a set.
Shop Etta Chair at Habitat, £95 (coming soon)
Emerald velvet floor cushion
If you haven’t ever considered investing in a floor cushion, now’s the time. Crafted from super soft seagreen velvet, your feet will definitely thank you for Made’s luxurious pouffe.
Velvet embroidered bee cushion
Sunnier climes are upon us, and so are nature’s little helpers. Welcome in the warmer weather with a ochre yellow scatter cushion embroidered with a beautiful honeybee.
Burgundy velvet chair
The sculptural shape of this leaning bar stool gives the opulent berry-coloured upholstery a thoroughly modern upgrade.
Green velvet lampshade
Looking for a subtle piece to trial the trend? The deep green hue of this lampshade complements the velvet perfectly - and it comes in powder pink too.
Pink velvet footstool with storage
Not only can this dusty pink quilted stool be used as a foot rest or occasional seat, but the hidden storage compartment allows you to tidy away unwanted clutter too. Pretty and practical.
Tropical print fringed velvet cushion
If you’re looking to green up your living space without buying any houseplants, House of Hackney’s tropical palm print cushion with a mossy ruched fringe is the way forward. A percentage of every sale is donated to Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double the UK tree cover by 2045, too.
Navy velvet bar stool
With plush velvet seats and gold legs, Rockett St George’s bar stools are one fine way to perch in style. It’s also available in rich green, rose pink and mushroom grey, in case you fancy mixing up the set for your kitchen.
Images: Loaf’s Sugar Bum sofa / Courtesy of brands
Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.