When it comes to redesigning your bedroom, I often recommend looking at luxury boutique hotel rooms for inspiration. Why? Well, they have expert interior designers whose job it is to make a bedroom as opulent, yet comfortable and relaxing, as possible.
However, you don’t have to spend a small fortune in order to mimic this elegant style. In fact, one of our favourite luxury fabrics – crushed velvet – is more affordable than you may think.
Here are a few of the benefits of using crushed velvet in the bedroom:
Modernise Classic Silhouettes
They say, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’, but there never any mention of ‘tweaks’ and ‘updates’. So, whether you prefer a roll-top sleigh style or a classic box divan, give a modern twist to a classic silhouette by opting for a crushed velvet bed.
For the perfect example of this, check out our Colorado Grey Velvet Fabric Sleigh Bed.
Go Bold with Jewel Tones
If you’re not afraid of a little colour and love warm hues, then why not vamp up your bedroom décor with some jewel-tones crushed velvet? Whether ruby, sapphire, emerald or amethyst, these bold colours will only add to the expensive feel while keeping your room cosy and inviting.
What bedding goes with crushed a velvet bed? We’d recommend good quality cotton sheets with a duvet cover and pillow set in a muted, complementary tone. White, grey, and taupe work wonderfully.
Crushed velvet isn’t just for beds though. We love a comfortable chair next to a dressing table or in a walk-in wardrobe. This Grey Velvet Darcy Chair is one of our finest.
Add Texture to a Neutral Room
If you prefer modern or mid-century sleek shapes with clean lines and no frills, as well as more neutral colour shades, then crushed velvet can add a textural element and depth to an otherwise flat décor.
It’s light-reflecting elements will further add to this, making your room feel sumptuous, whereas the soft fabric will round off any sharp angles. Team next to a mirror or wood to really bring out the pile.
A Durable Option
Although not as versatile as wood or metal, a crushed velvet is certainly more durable than many fabric beds and, if maintained correctly, can look fabulous for years to come. This strength is thanks to the unusual making of crushed velvet which involves the pressing of fabric in different directions and mechanical twisting of the fabric when wet.
Velvet will age naturally and where you lie or touch your velvet bed’s headboard the pile may ruffle. Keep it looking glorious and the sheen high by giving your bed a regular light steam and a vacuum using an upholstery attachment.
Fallen in Love with This Fabulous Fabric?
If you’re shopping for your own crushed velvet bed, shop our range of styles, sizes and colours online today.