The Modern Take on Tufting You’re Going to Love

published Nov 7, 2017
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(Image credit: Light Lab)

I’m at a loss to explain how this happens, but sometimes something that’s been around for a really long time suddenly feels very, very now. Case in point: channel tufting. Ever since Dabney wrote a post about adding channel tufting to your walls, I’ve been seeing it everywhere, and each example seems more perfect than the last. Here’s a little more channel tufting inspiration, plus our favorite furniture picks for getting the look at home.

A closer look at this sumptuous sofa (Image credit: Light Lab)

A tufted, blush sofa paired with a colorful shag rug is just perfect in this interior in Light Lab, a creative studio and event space in Los Angeles.

(Image credit: Emily Henderson)

This inspiring DIYed full-wall tufted bed by Brady Tolbert, Emily Henderson’s Editorial Director (and a designer in his own right) is seriously impressive. If you’re not as crafty as Brady, scroll down to see some shoppable options.

(Image credit: Sight Unseen)
(Image credit: Sight Unseen)

Channel tufting covers a wall at the Hotel Covell in Los Angeles, spotted on Sight Unseen. It’s especially nice paired with a swirly malachite wallpaper (which is especially fitting because this channel tufting looks a little like raw malachite).

(Image credit: Bates Smart)

A channel tufted bench adds a touch of luxury to the office of Australian law firm DibbsBarker, designed by Bates Smart (and spotted on their Instagram).

(Image credit: Lonny)

A channel tufted banquette adds dark drama to the restaurant at the Paladian Hotel in Seattle, spotted on Lonny.

(Image credit: Style at Home)

There’s something about a channel tufted headboard that just feels so luxurious. This bed, spotted on Style at Home, takes the expected vertical tufting and turns it on its side.

Ready to add some channel tufted furniture to your home? Check out some of our favorites right now: