written by Carina Sá
As in the fashion world, velvet has once again become an absolute trend in decoration. In the meantime, it resurfaces in a contemporary setting that in nothing resembles classic rooms full of elaborate ornaments in which the material used to inhabit.
In some cases the use of velvet in decor adds shine and in others evokes vintage perfume. What is important in both is that it is used with a lot of personality, a hint of irony and boldness without measure!
See below 10 ways to use velvet in a contemporary way:
In white and minimalist rooms like this, a colorful velvet furniture brings sophistication in the right measure. As all other materials are opaque and discreet, the sofa becomes the protagonist.
In this living room with bicolour walls and a warm earthy palette, a pink velvet armchair with rounded lines accentuates the character of the composition. The result is full of groove!
Another contemporary way of using the material is to bet on compositions that are fully formed by it. In this living room, the velvet covers the sofa and all the cushions, leaving to the color palette the function of adding visual information.
In the case of this living room, part of a house created by Claude Cartier, with dark tones, the effect is maximized by the golden glow of the fabric.
In this industrial environment, the Louis XV style velvet sofa carries a good deal of irony itself. In past decades, what would be the odds of finding such a combination? The result is unexpected.
Again, the mix of materials is a key element in the composition of this space. As the table is rustic, the chandelier is classic, the picture is urban and the architecture is minimalist, the set of green velvet and gold metal armchairs brings a touch of comfort.
The chairs fully covered in pink velvet make a welcome counterpoint to the dark and cold atmosphere orchestrated by the other elements. It is worth mentioning that it is exactly the game of opposites that makes the seats work: in a delicate space or with more rosy tones, they could be exaggerated.
Although classic, the velvet sofa with capitoné finishes this room: walls with rustic textures, natural wood flooring and the various foliage create a cool and unexpected setting for the furniture. More than decoration, it is as if the elements of this space tell a story.