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Something about fall makes me think about cozy fabrics.  And nothing is more cozy than velvet.  I have found myself stopping several times when looking at rooms and just loving some of the velvet furniture out there.  But I think I would be hesitant to put it in my home.  I even started researching it online and apparently commercially manufactured velvet is pretty hardcore and can take a lot of abuse.  So my question for you to today is would you have velvet furniture in your home?  Or do you? 

I have some gorgeous pictures of some different velvet pieces to tempt you with as you decide!  Enjoy!

Love these wingback chairs but would be so afraid of stains!!
Carlyle Penthouse eclectic dining room

 

Using velvet is a great way to put a bold pop of color amid a sea of patterns. Just like the way this settee does.

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While a lot of people think of velvet as a traditional design type fabric – it can be surprisingly modern on the the right piece of furniture.  Isn’t this sofa just beautiful?

Photo via House Beautiful

Love this pop of blue - it is just so classic in this room.
Zuniga Interiors traditional living room

 

These two little chairs are just so adorable.  I love the way they feel traditional but look so modern! Photo via House Beautiful

Isn't this charcoal sofa beautiful? Perfect with the pops of pink!
Velvet couch living room (via Colour Me Happy) contemporary living room

 

I love this velvet covered headboard. Just the perfect touch in this room. (Which by the way - I love this room!)

Glam Master Bedroom eclectic bedroom

 

So tell me now, did any of those intrigue you?  Are you pro-velvet or against it?  If you have some in your home please let us know if you would make the same decision again!  The jury is still out with me!

18 frugal friends said ...

Anna said... @ October 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I don't think I would want any velvet furniture. my parents had a velvet couch and every time anything was spilled on it or the velvet was rubbed in a weird way it had a permanent weird mark on it. it is pretty though and looks so luxurious :o)

Farah Muzaffar said... @ October 29, 2010 at 12:46 AM

Love the multi coloured satee , its cushions and curtains behind it... such a pop of colours, refereshing and make a overall pleasent mood in the room...
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Farah

Erin@likegrandmas said... @ October 29, 2010 at 6:17 AM

My mom has a dark blue velvet wing chair, and it is durable, easy to clean and a lint brush makes it look fab all over again. I say go for it, cause it is a cozy chair!

Jen said... @ October 29, 2010 at 7:55 AM

All my furniture decisions are made with one question...how does it hold up to dogs/dog hair? It is very beautiful but with my furry babies and all their digging,scratching & hair I'm not sure how they would hold up!
This probably doesn't help you at all..lol

sanguinestyle said... @ October 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM

I love the look of velvet, but for chairs and sofas it certainly gives me pause to the durability of the material. With people scootching around on it on a frequent basis, it seems the nap would get worn down and look shabby (I suppose if one is into shabby, that's perfect!)

On the other hand, I really do adore the feel and luxurious look of velvet, so I fully embrace it as an accent texture, such as in the headboard, which receives less wear and tear. I think my grandmother had a velvet headboard when I was young; and I think it translates to a modernized retro-chic very well.

skooter8 said... @ October 29, 2010 at 9:33 AM

I love velvet and have a sofa, chaise and dining chairs covered in it. It is so durable and with pets I would have nothing else!! I have washed the covers and they always come out looking like new. Over the years I have had antique chairs recovered in different fabrics and my cats have destroyed them in a matter of months. All my velvet furniture still looks amazing...hope this helps.

Kristina said... @ October 29, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I had a chair recovered in chocolate velvet and I love it! Never had a day's regret about it, and my children have never hurt it, either. Huge fan of velvet!
Kristina J.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ October 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM

You know, I don't have velvet in my home, but I remember a wingback chair that my grandmother had that was velvet. We have been wanting a wingback for our sitting room and now I am thinking that might be the perfect fabric for that room.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said... @ October 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Jess, having sold furniture in the past, I can tell you that some of today's velvets are WONDERFUL and I love the look! Check the rating though and make sure that they are water soluble. That means, if you clean off a stain or smudge with a damp rag, your fabric won't bleed or fade when using. It's surprise how many of those velvets aren't! Many of the velvets must be dry-cleaned by a professional cleaner only -- total hassle. I LOVE the look of velvets!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... @ October 29, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I'm thinking a set of velvet panels for your windows would be a good option if you are worried about keeping things clean.

Marilyn Holeman said... @ October 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I love the look of velvet but don't have any furniture covered in it. My husband doesn't like it.

Cherry Tree Lane said... @ October 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I am very pro-velvet and have found that FOLEX works wonderfully to get our stains! Go for it!!!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said... @ October 30, 2010 at 8:11 AM

I have a velvet damask chair and it's nearly indestructible to spills. I'm not crazy how it feels on my skin though. I prefer leather for it's kid friendliness and feel.

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Anonymous said... @ September 28, 2014 at 6:39 PM

the velvet sample I intend to upholster my sectional couch in is a beautiful and durable deep burgundy color- the only problem is that it collects a great deal of lint - does anyone know of anyway to control this problem with velvet furniture

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