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Bouclé fabric: 7 of the best cosy home accessories

Teddy bear textures are the ultimate winter fabric and we've selected seven of the best boucle home accessories to tap into the trend. Curl up and snuggle down with this season’s most squishable aesthetic.

Published: May 16, 2022 at 6:00 am
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If creating a look that’s super comfy, but still chic seems like an impossible task, then bouclé and teddy bear fabrics are your winter style solution! These bobbly finishes create an irresistibly tactile surface that’s perfect for lounging on. It also happens to tie in with one of the most popular winter trends of late, hygge.

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And bouclé's not just beautiful to the touch - the densely woven fibres also trap heat, which makes them ideal for deliciously toasty throws and winter bedding too.

What is bouclé fabric?

Bouclé fabric was popular in the mid-century modern movement as well as the 1970s boho aesthetic. Technically speaking, bouclé is a type of looped yarn that creates a curled, bumpy effect in the fabric.

Nowadays, sheepskin, teddy bear fabric, and super soft fleece textures tend to fall under the bracket of bouclé too, as they have a similar bobbly appearance.

How to clean bouclé fabric

Bouclé fabric is generally very easy to clean but you should always check the care label first as some wool bouclé will have to be dry-cleaned only. If your bouclé fabric is washable though, follow our simple steps below...
  • Set your washing machine to delicate or gentle wash
  • Use cold water
  • Air dry rather than a tumble dryer
To clean up stains on bouclé furniture use a soft cloth or natural sponge with warm water and a small amount of washing-up liquid and gently buff into the stained area until clear. 

Best boucle fabric furniture and textiles

Lifestyle Production Super Soft Teddy Fleece Fitted Sheet

For the warmest, cosiest sleep this winter, a teddy fleece bedding set is just the thing. Envelop yourself in this super-soft, heat-trapping duvet cover and fitted sheet which is available in a range of colours and sizes. Go all out on the bouclé trend with the matching set or for a more subtle look, use a sheet alongside your normal duvet cover.

If you're looking for a neutral look in your bedroom, we think the grey colour is best. It's perfect for tying into a grey interior scheme and would make the ideal pairing in a pink bedroom too. The only problem we can find with this bedding set is the risk of staying under the covers all day!

MADE.com Elvi Accent Armchair and Footstool

This seat of dreams is the perfect place to snuggle up on a winter's eve with your favourite read. With a traditional button-back design and matching footstool, it's a real style statement too, tapping well into the retro revival aesthetic we have been seeing more and more of.

Pair this cosy armchair with a pastel pink or mustard yellow cushion for a pop of colour and a fleecy throw for even more texture. And for added boho vibes, how about pairing it with a shaggy berber rug and vintage floor lamp?

La Redoute Ouate Faux Fur Cushion Cover

Give your cushions a bouclé makeover with La Redoute's range of faux-fur cushion covers. Super textural and soft, these cushion covers are a great way of easily incorporating the retro trend into your home. They're available in two sizes and you can choose from four shades to suit your interior scheme, including ecru and grey blue.

For a bold pop of autumnal colour, we love this ochre shade which would work well in a dark decor style interior or a Scandi-style home in need of a touch of brightness.

Amara Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle, pearl

Hot water bottles are a must-have in winter, and what's cosier than a sheepskin hot water bottle?! This tactile fabric is perfect to snuggle up and keep toasty when the temperature drops. It's made from the finest New Zealand sheepskin and is wonderfully soft to touch.

If you're not ready to take the plunge into bouclé homewares, this water bottle is a great alternative and would also make a lovely Christmas gift this festive season.

Walensee Sherpa Fleece Blanket

Looking to warm up your new build or period home? A cosy fleece throw is just what you need when the temperature starts to drop. If it means saving money on heating bills, even better!

This super plush sherpa fleece blanket is available in 30 different shades so you can find the perfect colour choice for you and your home. How about a pale pink to suit a peaceful, tranquil home or for something a little bit more daring, there is a deliciously dark blue shade - perfect for snuggling into in front of a roaring fire!

Made.com Haru Small Sofa Bed, sheepskin

Give your guests the ultimate night's sleep with this inviting sofa bed from MADE. This is a great choice if you want your bouclé to stand out or if you're on the hunt for practical, multi-purpose seating that also packs a punch style-wise.

Keep the fabric looking fresh by adding a cosy and protective throw on top, and add a statement geometric cushion for some contrast. Alternatively, leave it bare for a minimalist approach.

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Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and sustainable homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, houseplants and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.

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