Let's be honest. Velvet upholstery, as suggested by its opulent appearance, can be one of the most high maintenance decisions one could make when decorating a space. Velvet requires a great deal of careful living as it can wear out quickly and be difficult to clean. But do the cons outweigh the pros?
Aside from being a super comfortable fabric, a well-selected velvet piece can instantly raise the stakes in a room with its rich and luxurious feel. Even pieces that do see a little wear and tear can ultimately add unequivocal character to a room's overall look. From custom upholstery jobs in high end homes to vintage pieces in industrial lofts, we've seen velvet furniture incorporated in all kinds of ways throughout our House Tours—proof that the look can be used across a wide range of decor styles.
But what about your kids? What about that sloppy friend sloshing around that glass of red wine?? Could you actually live with one of these photogenic beauties?
1. Sharon & Chris' Monochrome Wonder
2 & 3. David & Wade's Cocktail Oasis
4. Terry & Shawn 's Homey Modernism
5. Rita Konig Does Up a Penthouse
6. Gillian Colors Her World
7. Richard & Natasha's Medical Makeover
8. The Boys of Bushwick