Editor’s Picks: 10+ Cozy Velvet Pieces Perfect For Chilly Winter Days
Design editor Lauren Petroff shares her favorite velvet finds.
Welcome to the middle of winter! Like many of you, I’m sure, weather like this makes me crave a cozy spot to curl up in — a place where I’m surrounded by soft, warm and inviting textures. That’s when my mind turns to velvet, one of my favorite textiles. This plush material looks beautiful in rich, saturated tones, and never feels out of place when its used thoughtfully. The key is not to go overboard. Pairing velvet with natural materials such as linen, wool and leather will ensure the overall look feels sophisticated, not overly glam.
Want to bring a little velvet into your life? Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite furnishings currently on the market.
There’s been a surge of velvet sofas on the market lately, but the Cullen II Roll Arm sofa from Crate & Barrel stands out from the pack. Its refined shape, tight back and bench seat make it soft, contemporary and transitional all at once.
Restoration Hardware’s billowing velvet drapes are so luscious, especially when they’re slightly pooled at the base. I’m loving the color these floor-to-ceiling panels add to this space.
These quilt and sham sets will quickly take a bed from basic to luxurious, and they can be easily switched out for lighter bedding when the season changes. I like how the linen panels on both sets offset the velvet for a more natural look.
The easiest way to bring a hit of velvet into your home is with throw pillows. I think the earthy tones of these cushions are really fresh, and would work well grouped together. (Style tip: Avoid layering these pillows on a velvet sofa or chair to keep things balanced.)
These two occasional seating options would add a touch of pretty to any room. I’d top the tufted pouf with a tray so it can double as an occasional table, and go for a pair of the lovely rose x-benches.
Going for saturated upholstery is a bit more of a commitment, but it delivers a lot of visual impact. I think this blue seat from West Elm would make a punchy desk chair, and love the Embrace chair’s dark purple color (not to mention its generous seat — perfect for curling up in!).