6 Gorgeous Ways to Use Velvet

Velvet is one of the most gorgeous materials to use, whether its on a couch or as a throw pillow for home decor. I am obsessed with it! It is so versatile, and can work with the most traditional of taste, to the most eclectic and funky. I fall more into the eclectic category, but depending on how and where you use it, it can make a space look warm, lively, fun, and chic. I'm sure we have all seen velvet done the wrong way, the way that makes people think they hate velvet because they remember their grandmas old couch that was worn and felt old. Im not talking about the way velvet has been done in the past. With ornate wood sofas and tapestries hung in a gaudy way. I love the way velvet is done with a fresh palette and modern clean lines. Here are some of my favorite ways to use velvet!

 I am on a huge pillow kick right now because I have been wanting to add a punch of style to my  home since moving (for the third time!). I just had 8 pillows made in different shades of blush, burnt orange, and fuchsia for my couch and bed as well as some swedish blue lumbar pillows! I'm so obsessed and think throw pillows are the perfect way to update a room for less.

I am on a huge pillow kick right now because I have been wanting to add a punch of style to my  home since moving (for the third time!). I just had 8 pillows made in different shades of blush, burnt orange, and fuchsia for my couch and bed as well as some swedish blue lumbar pillows! I'm so obsessed and think throw pillows are the perfect way to update a room for less.

 I have been dreaming of a blush couch for years now and still don't have one! One day you can bet that I will, maybe in more of a dusty rose/ champagne color. I LOOVE a neutral and feminine pink so as not to completely overtake the room. You cannot go wrong with a velvet sofa, am I right?

I have been dreaming of a blush couch for years now and still don't have one! One day you can bet that I will, maybe in more of a dusty rose/ champagne color. I LOOVE a neutral and feminine pink so as not to completely overtake the room. You cannot go wrong with a velvet sofa, am I right?

 A little tip: If you die over velvet dining chair options like I do (especially the brass structured ones from Design within Reach!) and don't have the cash to spend thousands on each chair, buy some off craigslist and reupholster! All you have to do is keep your eyes peeled for a structure you like thats in good condition. Not hard to do at flea markets, consignment stores, or craigslist! So many options out there to create a custom look with!

A little tip: If you die over velvet dining chair options like I do (especially the brass structured ones from Design within Reach!) and don't have the cash to spend thousands on each chair, buy some off craigslist and reupholster! All you have to do is keep your eyes peeled for a structure you like thats in good condition. Not hard to do at flea markets, consignment stores, or craigslist! So many options out there to create a custom look with!

 I think I am getting redundant with how much I like velvet. But to clarify, I like good quality velvet. Some of the cheaper options look good, but use good judgement when pulling the trigger because some velvets also can look really cheap. I love these upholstered beds because you can tell how luxurious and quality the velvet is just by looking at them. I love the slub velvet that has so much variation in color depending on the angle you look at it.

I think I am getting redundant with how much I like velvet. But to clarify, I like good quality velvet. Some of the cheaper options look good, but use good judgement when pulling the trigger because some velvets also can look really cheap. I love these upholstered beds because you can tell how luxurious and quality the velvet is just by looking at them. I love the slub velvet that has so much variation in color depending on the angle you look at it.

 This is a new thing I haven't seen much of! I never thought to recover my floor pillows (or old cushions for that matter!) in velvet. Such a gorgeous option. I love all the pillows above that create such a fun and unique look in any space.

This is a new thing I haven't seen much of! I never thought to recover my floor pillows (or old cushions for that matter!) in velvet. Such a gorgeous option. I love all the pillows above that create such a fun and unique look in any space.

 I am using this option as we speak! Im getting my king pillows recovered in dusty rose velvet with a narrow brick pattern and will add a burnt orange lumbar to top off the look. I'll do a post on the final look but think these beds look so cozy and warm due to the velvet. Something I have seen but truly never thought about incorporating. I am in love!

I am using this option as we speak! Im getting my king pillows recovered in dusty rose velvet with a narrow brick pattern and will add a burnt orange lumbar to top off the look. I'll do a post on the final look but think these beds look so cozy and warm due to the velvet. Something I have seen but truly never thought about incorporating. I am in love!

Don't all those photos make you want to incorporate some bold colored velvet into your home (and life!)?? Even if you are more conservative in your style, a couple velvet throw pillows can really elevate a space and make it feel more dimensional. The fabric is so rich and textured, it does wonders for the most basic palette. I am loving pinks, orange and rust colors, as well as golden yellows right now. What are your favorites from the list above and what colors are you drawn to? I'd love to know! 

xo, Kim