Velvet has been a furnishing favourite for many years, and with good reason. The luxuriously soft fabric adds comfort to any room and is always inviting, as it is both warm in winter and cool in summer.
This year, velvet lovers can enjoy a lighter and brighter new swathe of colours. Look for pops of pink and light blue or mustard yellow accents, softened with white, grey and beige velvet pieces.
While we are used to seeing velvet in jewel tones, which brings out its natural lustre, these new pastels and neutral tones compliment velvet's softness. This combination of colour and texture creates a warm and nurturing effect which we all need right now.
If you’re hesitating about buying velvet furniture, the most common concern is that the luxe fabric will take a lot of looking after. And you might be worried that these light colours will only wear worse. However, velvet is a surprisingly robust furnishing fabric that ages beautifully. Although it does require some routine care, a little attention goes a long way and your velvet furniture will reward you with years of comfort.