There are materials that never go out of fashion, elegance and refinement are sometimes an objective factor, and velvet is, rightfully, among these. Leafing through the main interior design magazines or blogs on the web, you can see a certain constancy in the use of this absolute protagonist of design, in the most diversified ways, giving many different shades, sensations and atmospheres. We will review some examples of how it was used, interesting ideas and small suggestions on how to insert it at home.
The great return
After years of little use, the velvet in 2018 has returned to furnish with a certain frequency our houses, especially those more accustomed to fashion and a style of the latest fashion. It must be said that the most common colors of 2018 are properly pink, gold and brass, shades that with the velvet can always create an atmosphere of great elegance without being obsolete. This great return is characterized by a constant use in all the most fashionable contexts in terms of furnishings, from vintage style to boho chic, from contemporary to New York loft style, with different and alternatively appreciable results.
Obviously it is not a fabric that can be used in any context naturally, it must be able to experiment and risk, sometimes some daring solutions reward, others not really. Do not miss on the net examples of living rooms in contemporary style, with the black and white of the walls and furniture broken by a chair covered in bronze-colored velvet.
Warmth, class and relaxation
They are perhaps the most appropriate attributes, warmth, class and relaxation, to velvet.
In fact, this is the impression that most of the modern uses of the same confer on the viewer. The velvet, with its delicate touch, succeeds more than other fabrics to stimulate our senses. The contact with this fabric immediately brings a feeling of relief and desire to relax, which is why it is ideal for the living area.
Covering our sofas or armchairs with a beautiful blue velvet, will immediately give a sense of peace and warmth.
Particularly interesting are those combinations that many interior designers have brought as an example in the main furniture magazines. Some of the most interesting are those related to the combination of the carpet with the velvet of their sofas. Matching not only in color, but using just the velvet for the floor as for the sofa. The feeling will be of great class, without being necessarily tacky, also because the sofas or armchairs proposed reflect the modern taste. They do not fall into vintage at all costs with sumptuous shapes that would bring the mind back to the sixties or fifties.
A very similar effect is achieved by combining your living room in velvet with a parquet floor.
Beautifully matched above all those darker colors that, together with a possible heating system, floor, will give you a unique and inimitable comfort.
Creativity and versatility
The most creative uses are related to the possible choice of a velvet fabric recalled by the wallpaper on the walls. A nice way to experiment!
Similar solutions can be adopted in the bedrooms. In particular, you can insert a wall with relaxing floral themes, taken from the armchair next to the bed, or from the upholstery of the bed itself. These elements will give a feeling of comfort and will reconcile sleep.
Obviously when it comes to velvet, a single definition extends to a set of well-varied types. Companies like L’Opificio, true velvet maniacs, offer different types suitable for covering every corner of the house, even the most unusual. How else would it be possible to dress, totally modern kitchen chairs, in a seemingly vintage fabric, but with a look into the future?
L’Opificio at Fuorisalone 2018
L’Opificio takes part at Fuorisalone 2018, with its velvets, at Club Unseen, the new Studiopepe project.
Ideal opportunity to touch its velvet with your hands!