Sometimes we need a change of pace. Colder weather can bring on the winter blues or just have us cooped up indoors more often, and making changes in our home or our habits can make a world of difference. Quite literally, some things can change your life, giving you a satisfaction that would not exist otherwise, and we’ve got a lot to say about why velvet will do just that. From fashion to home accents, there’s a reason this fabric will always hold a dear place in our hearts. Back for its grand return, its qualities are tangibly, visually, and emotionally pleasing, and will be just what you’ve been missing in your life. Don’t believe us? Let us humor you, and then we’ll see where your opinion lies.
Of course, the most important quality of this woven tufted fabric is its undeniably soft texture. With evenly distributed threads and a short dense pile, velvet is hard to keep your hands off of. Try and find someone who could feel its lush touch and say it was anything short of absolutely wonderful. This touchable fabric is one for the books, as we’ve seen it applied in a multitude of ways and have adored its hands-on trait. From the runway to a living room sofa, people will find any way to be in contact with its velvety touch.
Not only can we cozy up with this fabric, but we can ogle over its luxe beauty and fall for its rich hues. Known for its visual depth and heightened shadowing effects, velvet has a creamy, unending exquisiteness. Its enchanting qualities have artists and designers alike, finding unique and inspiring ways to incorporate its charm into their projects. The distinct variation between where the light source reaches and the darkness of where it cannot is the most enticing quality of it. This variation brings an element to any design or work of art, that not much else can offer. This visually pleasing trait makes this fabric something to be celebrated and embraced as a must-have material in your life.
Just when you thought we couldn’t babble on any more about how beautiful velvet is, we have more. Color plays a huge role in how something will affect our mood and overall contentment, and luckily velvet comes in practically any hue you can dream up. But just to note: blues are associated with relaxation, oranges with invigorating feelings, red with love and adoration, green with vitality and liveliness, and yellow with energy and refreshment. Along with its texture and appearance, the trending colors tend to lean towards the richer tones to accentuate velvet’s naturally elegant presence. Here are a few of our favorites:
Velvet has a magical gift to indulge your senses and your thoughts without lifting a finger. It has proven to be a timeless element in both the fashion and interior design world and is unparalleled by its longevity in the spotlight. It enchants its owners with a sense of royalty and confidence, and it’s not often you hear of a fabric that has these capabilities.
There are so many opportunities to welcome this generous material into your home, and make its stay worthwhile. Here are some lovely applications you might consider:
This master bedroom headboard is the perfect application of this luxury fabric. Associating it with rest and relaxation, the muted lavender is an excellent color choice for the design. The soft and smooth feeling of its surface plays a lead role in this dreamy getaway.
You can’t go wrong with a deep jewel-toned statement couch. It will be the ticket to a luxurious space, that you will adore and your guests will envy. Cozy up on a couch like this and you’ll never regret going with velvet.
If a couch is too much of a statement in your home, opt for the cozy velvet throw blanket to keep you warm on those chilly nights. Warm homeowner = happy homeowner.
Another simple application is those lovely accent pillows that decorate your rooms and make you feel right at home. Brush your cheek across one of these plush treasures and try and tell us you’re not in love…
No matter how subtle the velvet may be, it will still bring an endearing element to your space that you simply can’t ignore. These little ottomans are subtle yet exquisitely necessary, giving this living room a spatial dynamic and a grounding point for the green hues throughout the design. These little guys can really pack a punch, and this is solid proof.
There’s definitely a trend of velvet upholstered seating. Who wouldn’t want a cozy place for their tush? Plus decorative or reading chairs are the perfect opportunities for some bold accent hues you want to bring into your home. We adore this delicious burgundy tone and its strong presence in this space. What accent colors have you been longing for? Opportunity is knocking at the door and this time it’s going by the name Velvet, lovely, luxurious Velvet.
All of these wonderful things about velvety goodness come together to set the mood and to change your life for the better. It’s okay to want to be surrounded by beautiful things, but what’s even more okay is surrounding yourself with something that is soft and cozy, rich and luxurious, and gives you all the “feel goods.” This mood-boosting godsend is just what you need to kick those winter blues to the curb and get a fresh new look in your space. Opt for the small changes that make the biggest difference in your design and celebrate the transformation of style and outlook.
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