From the catwalk to the home front, velvet is the “it” fabric of the moment. And with so many sumptuous colors and applications — think
crushed velvet pillows or eye-catching upholstered walls — there are few places this alluring textile isn’t right at home. Click through for five inspiring ways to use this luxurious material.
Wallpaper’s resurgence shows no sign of slowing down, but we like the idea of cloaking our walls in equally impactful patterned velvet. Applying the fabric just above the plate rail keeps costs manageable.
Learn how to upholster walls in velvet with this
Lined boxes are a thoughtful spot for displaying small treasures such as miniature oil paintings and found objects. This golden glass box was originally lined with standard linen; swapping in a merlot velvet lining gives the arrangement extra oomph.
Finding a lamp with a lampshade you love is no easy feat. Luckily, with a little professional help, ho-hum shades can be dressed to impress. This one is wrapped in lightweight pale blue velvet — though the fabric isn’t as sheer as linen or cotton, a warm glow shines through.
Looking to bring warmth and whimsical style to your rooms? Heritage-inspired velvet like Mulberry Home’s Flying Ducks looks lavish next to an airy walnut dressing table and a high-gloss stool.
In this easy DIY, standard mat boards are traded in for a more colorful, layered look. The rich ribbon is a fitting choice for framing a simple black and white sketch with a traditional wooden frame. To recreate this look, attach one-and-a-half-inch-wide silk velvet ribbon to a standard mat using heavy-duty double-sided tape.
Author: Emily Evans
House & Home February 2018