5 velvet sofas that make an impact
With historical links to royalty, velvet has long been a symbol of luxury. Said to hail from the Middle East, it gained popularity in Europe thanks to the Italians who jumped on the bandwagon during the Renaissance. For a long time, though, it carried a premium that made it exclusive to nobility.
Even after the Industrial Revolution made it more accessible, the associations with aristocracy live on. Enough history. What’s our point? Well, now we understand why velvet sofas are the staple of a stylish home. It’s about making a statement of luxury. It’s about treating ourselves. Above all, it’s about bringing our bold personalities to life in our lounges. So if that sounds like your bag, let us show you what our made-to-order marvels can do for a lacklustre living room.
It’s not every day that you find a sofa that teams clean lines and indulgent comfort. The Berlin’s simple silhouette and buttonless tufting make it a dream to dress in velvet. Deep cushions, filled with a mixture of feathers and foam, allow this sumptuous fabric to take centre stage while providing the perfect place to put your feet up.
The Tivoli is a Swoon classic. Broad, simple cushions provide a canvas for velvet to flourish – and we’ve seen enough social media snaps to back up our claim. Accessorise with patterned cushions if you wish, or leave it to grab attention on its own. No embellishment required.
Opt for ultimate opulence with the Vincent. A contemporary, boxy shape that’s hand-tufted and capped off with brass feet. A platform to make velvet scream if ever there was one – we just love how it effortlessly fuses heritage features with a modern shape.
Possibly the most Instagrammed of velvet sofas. Okay, a bold claim but seriously, it wouldn’t surprise us. The Porto features two cylindrical bolsters that make for its most defining features, and when you dress it in a jewel tone, it knocks socks off.
Bold. Classic. Beautiful. The Winston looks good in anything, but velvet makes it shine. Chunky studded arms and a deep seat form a sturdy sitting spot, as well as a guaranteed talking point.
Browse our made-to-order sofas here.
This blog was written by Millie.