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How to Style a Crushed Velvet Sofa

How to Style a Crushed Velvet Sofa

Introducing a crushed velvet sofa into your living room makes a bold statement. Crushed velvet sofas are the epitome of style, perfectly combining sophistication with unimaginable comfort.  

Its luxurious appeal instantly makes it the foundation of any living space, which can sometimes make it challenging for the rest of the room to keep up. However, there’s no need for stress, there are many ways to ensure that the rest of your lounge can match the splendour of your sofa.  

Continue reading to check out a few of our favourite crushed velvet living room ideas.

Here are a few of our favourite ways on how to style a crushed velvet sofa. 

Pair With a Crushed Velvet Chair

Hatton Swivel Chair
Sherborne Crushed Velvet Swivel Chair

Introduce velvet to your home by adding a stylish chair to your living room. This is an amazing choice as they’re the perfect seat for when you’re expecting guests or simply if you don’t want to spend all of your time sitting on the sofa.

Adding a stylish crushed velvet chair to a living room is an amazing choice. They’re the perfect seat for when you’re expecting guests or simply if you don’t want to spend all of your time on the sofa. 

One of the main reasons that people adore adding a singular chair to their living room is because they are so personal. You can claim your own seat if you don’t feel like sharing it with anyone else. Perfect for when you need to destress after a long day! 

If your room has the benefit of size, then pairing your crushed velvet sofa with an equally sumptuous crushed velvet chair could be the perfect way to give your space a definitive, stylish quality.  We have plenty of incredible crushed velvet swivel chairs in our collections, that are sure to add a whole new dimension to your living space while offering an abundance of style, comfort, and convenience.

While a crushed velvet sofa on its own can give your room an undeniably glamorous aura, introducing a matching crushed velvet chair would undoubtedly tie the room together by solidifying your style and avoiding any potential mismatches between furniture.  

Find Your Perfect Footstool 

One great crushed velvet living room idea is to introduce a footstool to your living space, as it adds a very simple yet elegant charm. It can serve as a multi-purpose item, that doesn’t occupy too much of your precious floor space, meanwhile, it can help to tie together all of your existing furniture.

You may even want to consider choosing an ottoman to accompany your sofa as not only can they act as a footstool, they provide some handy extra storage space, too!

Since the rise of the recliner sofa, the demand for footstools has seemingly decreased. However, when paired with an irresistibly comfortable crushed velvet sofa, they allow you to kick back and relax, without leaving your lounge feeling cluttered.  

Introducing a footstool to your living space adds a very simple yet elegant charm, as it can serve as a multi-purpose item, while not occupying too much of your precious space. 

When choosing your perfect footstool, factoring in the colour and style of your sofa is the key to guaranteeing that there are no obvious clashes. A great option would be pairing your crushed velvet sofa with a crushed velvet footstool or even a velvet ottoman of the same colour or, alternatively, a colour that beautifully complements the shade of your sofa. 

Accessorise With Cushions and Throws 

crushed velvet sofa
Pillows On A Velvet Sofa

There is no better way to accessorise any sofa than with carefully selected accent cushions. Cushions are the heart of any sofa; they provide us with the perfect combination of style and comfort.  

Whether they’re providing extra comfort for your back while you watch television or providing support for your head while you take an afternoon nap, no sofa would be complete without them. 

First of all, take into account the colour and style of your crushed velvet sofa, as well as the rest of the decor in your room, and select your cushions accordingly. Choosing some crushed velvet cushions that match your sofa is an advisable first step. Alternatively, add some smaller silk or velvet cushions in a contrasting colour to make your sofa pop, whilst maintaining the same amount of grandeur and cosiness. 

Furthermore, placing a throw over the arm of your crushed velvet sofa will not only add some texture to your room but will also make it feel more homely. Not to mention it can double as a blanket to snuggle up in during the colder months

Add a Rug 

Rugs play a huge role in tying together a room. The perfect rug can ensure that your room blends poise and personality with an undeniable feeling of homeliness. Pairing your crushed velvet sofa with a great rug will bring a real sense of vibrancy to your home.  

Injecting different textures to your living room is a great way to add life to your home. Either a velvet or fabric rug could mesh perfectly with your crushed velvet sofa, particularly if they share similar colour tones that stunningly complement one another. 

Either a velvet or fabric rug could mesh perfectly with your crushed velvet sofa, particularly if they share similar colour tones that stunningly complement one another.  

Another great option would be to introduce a faux fur rug to your home. A faux fur rug will accentuate the softness and warmth that your crushed velvet sofa exudes while preserving its lavish, fashionable quality.  

Follow our sofa accessories styling guide for further input on how to use cushions, throws and rugs to attract even more vibrance into your living room. 

Consider Your Curtains 

Curtains may not be the first thing that spring when you consider styling your sofa but they are an important variable Curtains may not be the first thing that spring when you consider styling your sofa but they are an important variable for giving your space a certain flair. If your curtains are a complete mismatch for your crushed velvet sofa, you are in danger of throwing off the ambience of the room. 

For curtains, there are some great options that will make your lounge look chic. If you are crushed velvet obsessed, perhaps you could consider a complimentary pair of crushed velvet curtains to tie the room together. Normal velvet curtains that perfectly complement your sofa could also be an excellent choice.  

Alternatively, introducing an exquisite pair of lace curtains would, not only flood your space with radiant natural light but also emphasise the luxury of your crushed velvet sofa, making your living room feel like a royal parlour. 

Conclusion 

crushed velvet chair and footstool
Throws On A Velvet Chair With Footstool

While a crushed velvet sofa is a fantastic addition to your lounge on its own, it is important that, while you are styling it, you are tailoring it to suit your personality and to meet your precise needs. Inserting your own style into your interior design is the best way to make your house feel like a home. 

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