For those keeping their finger on the pulse, texture has been considered a major interior design trend for 2017. It's not hard to see why: even the most bare-bones minimalist needs to bring in some variety to keep their home feeling lived-in. Everything from raw wood to sleek chrome can offer a change-up in texture, but today we're focusing on something perfectly plush and approachable: velvet.
Forget any pre-conceived notions that you may have about the fabric. Despite being probably most associated with formal stuffiness, clean lines and streamlined shapes have brought velvet right into the modern design era. And of course, even more traditional forms feel right at home when tastefully worked into decor (I have my eye on some classic accent chairs, myself). Check out the best picks for velvet furniture on Apartment Therapy Marketplace and see if you get inspired to soften things up a bit.
Ah, under $100 is a great place to start! These seating options offer a lot of really nice contrast: shiny chrome, sleek wood lines and ornate carvings are balanced beautifully against soft velvet. And of course, accent seating is a great place to start when building a collection.
You don't need to spend more than $600 to get a luxe velvet sofa...or ottoman, or headboard, or entryway seating... Whether you're more attracted to trendy blush pink with modern lines or a more traditional and carved piece, your perfect match is out there.
Velvet is a nice little touch of everyday opulence, and these pieces are at the top of the pack. Standing out can come in different forms: are you into electric pinks or gilded edges? Modern legs or unexpected shapes? Whatever you choose, just don't expect this furniture to play second fiddle to the rest of your decor.