Best velvet furniture ideas: 12 gorgeous buys
We've put together a list of our favourite velvet furniture ideas so you can deck out your space with the most fabulous of fabrics.
The velvet craze isn't slowing down any time soon, so investing in some plush velvet furniture is a wise move. The soft fabric helps add a touch of luxury and vibrancy to a space, making it a solid choice if you're in need of a statement piece to help jazz up a room! Our list includes a range of small velvet furnishings including foot stools and cushions, to larger items such as sofas and bed headboards, so you can find a velvet item that suits your room.
Our list also includes a variety of colours from dusty pinks, to bold mustards, so there's something for every colour theme and décor style.
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Best velvet furniture ideas for 2023
Green Velvet Storage Bench
This handy velvet bench is multi-functional, so it's as useful as it is fetching. As well as providing a soft place for you to stretch your legs, the footstool opens up, and functions as a storage bench.
You can keep your space neat and tidy by using this velvet stool to store loose items such as blankets, books, clothes and kids' toys. It would look great situated at the end of your bed, or in the hallway to create a homey, welcoming entrance. The wooden legs add to the stool's stylish vibe, and the dark green colour would look stunning alongside dark oak furniture for a rich, lavish feel.
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Velvet Lampshade with Fringing
If you're on the lookout for a funky lampshade, Love Frankie's boutique is certainly worth a visit. This decadent design is an easy way to bring a room to life with its intricate jungle themed pattern and delicate fringing. As demonstrated, it would look fantastic paired with a plain, dark feature wall. It would make a lovely addition to your bedroom, or living room, and you could match it with other velvet furnishings for a chic vibe. Adding lots of houseplants would also be a great move if you want to go hard on the jungle theme!
Blue Velvet Desk Lamp
This striking blue desk lamp is a quick and easy way to spruce up your mundane nine to five. We love the retro style, and the gold band gives it a classy touch. French cane and rattan or seagrass furniture would look particularly effective next to this velvet delight from Oliver Bonas, or you could pop it next to a grand armchair for a sophisticated look.
Grey Velvet Swivel Desk Chair
For another working from home revamp, why not treat yourself to a snazzy velvet desk chair? It can be tricky finding a comfortable desk seat at home, and hard, kitchen chairs aren't always a great option, so investing in a supportive desk chair is well worthwhile.
This understated yet stylish design is sure to match an array of décor themes and colours, and it swivels, which is always a bonus! The crinkled texture at the back gives it a unique look, and helps it stand out from other desk chairs on the market. If you'd rather go for a livelier colour, there's also a green, pink and blue option available.
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Yellow Velvet Lounger Bean Bag
This velvet lounger beanbag from Urban Outfitters is a dreamy pick. While it looks like the perfect lazy spot - suitable for an afternoon's reading or watching telly - it has a reinforced back, so it's more supportive than it appears. The vibrant mustard makes this item a real show stopper, so if you have an empty room corner in need of filling, this bold velvet bean bag could do the trick. You can also have fun layering it with patterned throws and cushions for the ultimate boho vibe.
Dusty Pink Velvet Headboard
If you're after a larger velvet furniture idea, this dusty pink headboard is quite the statement piece for your bedroom. Suitable for double beds, the scalloped shell shape creates a gentle, relaxing vibe, which is ideal for your bedroom. The block colour means you can go wild with bedroom accessories and cushions, and you could eve dangle some fairy lights across it for a festive, cosy feel. Oliver Bonas is home to many velvet treats!
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Royal Blue Embroidered Bee Cushion Cover
Cushions are an easy way to add a splash of velvet texture to your space without spending a fortune. This royal blue cushion cover is a sumptuous colour, and the gold embroidery is a sweet addition. It's worth noting, this is just a cover, so you can use it to encase your favourite cushion. You can double up if you enjoy pairing your cushions, or you could add it to an existing collection for an eclectic mix. It would look fabulous against a crisp, white duvet cover for a contrasting effect.
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Grass Cotton Velvet 2 Seater Sofa
Made has become famous for their gorgeous velvet sofas, and for good reason. This grass cotton velvet sofa is as comfortable as it is chic. We adore the muted tone of the green which would go delightfully with gold room accessories. The rolled cushions to the side make it a snuggly choice, and the wooden legs give it a sophisticated edge.
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- Buy now from Made.com (£1095)
Square Velvet Seat Pads
If your wooden kitchen seats are proving a little uncomfortable, treat your bottom to a touch of velvet luxury. The simple yet effective design works well on any chair, whether it's rattan or metal, or you could even use them for garden seats when you're hosting an alfresco dinner party. You can mix and match the colours, or order several of the same for a uniformed look.
- Buy now from Graham and Green (from £35)
Lilac Velvet Curtains
Velvet curtains give your room a truly glamorous look, and the calming purple colour is ideal all year round. They would look lovely against a fresh, white wall, or equally as striking against a floral feature wall.
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- Buy now from H&M (£69.99)
Hand Embroidered Footstool
This is an elegant and quirky footstool that's bound to go down well with visitors. You can choose between a red or yellow fabric, and it's handmade, making it a special and unique purchase. The great thing about footstools is their versatility and also their lightweight nature as you can easily move them from room to room, and use them to brighten up an area of your choice.
- Buy now from Etsy (£89)
Single Sofa Bed Chair
A practical and attractive piece, this orange sofa bed is an ideal solution if you want to invite a guest over for the weekend or you're planning to host at Christmas. The flame orange colour helps to create a warm vibe which is perfect for autumn and winter. It would look especially lovely matched with cream throws and cushions. It's also a top space saving solution if you don't have room for a double sofa bed.
- Buy now from Made.com (£249)
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