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How to decorate the home with luxurious, sumptuous velvet

Even a small touch of velvet in the

Even a small touch of velvet in the home grabs attention. Photo Credit: Dreamstime

Velvet is a fabric that stands the test of time. Whether you use it in small doses or on one large piece, velvet definitely grabs your attention.

Recently, velvet has had a resurgence, and for good reason. Its luxe look creates a lavish statement like a soft, shimmering exclamation point wherever it's placed. For a statement piece or just to add a touch of luxury, give velvet a spot in your home.

Classic or mid-century colors

One simple velvet-covered change is all it takes to turn a room from simple to sublime. Perk up a beige living room with a tufted velvet sofa in peacock blue or emerald green. Or, if midcentury is more your style, look for colors such as olive green and pale blue. A velvet sofa in a striking color is the perfect way to add verve and luxury.

Sitting pretty

Sofa just a bit too much velvet? Give your room a sumptuous shot in the arm with velvet chair. Try an armchair in blush pink. Or, for a more traditional look, a tall velvet wingback chair in a deep navy with silver nailhead trim. For something fun and quirky, velvet accent chairs placed next to a dresser or entry hall table will add colorful and textural appeal.

Another option to dress up dull dining room chairs is to recover them in velvet. Try simply recovering the seats with velvet fabric to add some drama. For a small, chic touch, find a velvet lumbar pillow to place on your living room chairs. 

Bedroom glamour

There's no denying the tactile appeal of velvet. That's what makes the fabric perfect for throw pillows or as a luxurious throw at the foot of your bed. 

For total glamour, go with a velvet bedspread for winter. Its weight and feel will add style, warmth and an enveloping texture. Or accent your bed with two velvet neckrolls. These pillows can be placed on your bed or on the ends of a sofa, or seat of a chair.

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