The Look For Less: Velvet

Velvet has been a very popular trend over the past year or so (also one of our personal favorite trends)! We love the idea of soft textures that engage the user while adding a touch of luxury. Like all trends, there are many ways to incorporate velvet in your home - from high-end designer pieces to store bought retail items. We like to mix both for a unique look. As the first part of our new “Look For Less” Series we will take a look at the velvet trend and give some examples of how you can achieve the designer look at a lower cost. Take a look at these options for 5 popular velvet styles!

 

1.       The Tufted Velvet Sofa

The Look: Jonathan Adler - Claridge Sofa - $3,500

A beautiful statement piece for any living room, this piece instantly glams up a space. Plus - we LOVE the brass orb feet of this Jonathan Adler Sofa!

Jonathan Adler - Claridge Sofa - $3,500

Jonathan Adler - Claridge Sofa - $3,500

For Less: Article - Cirrus Sofa - $999; World Market - Velvet Kendall Sofa - $699

The key here is to focus on rich tones that will look luxurious. Also, include a sofa with tufting and straight lines to achieve the look of the Jonathan Adler piece.

Article - Cirrus Sofa - $999

Article - Cirrus Sofa - $999

World Market - Velvet Kendall Sofa - $699

World Market - Velvet Kendall Sofa - $699

 

2.       The Velvet Accent Chair

The Look: Brabbu - Malay Armchair - $3,230

A trend doesn’t always have to be a large statement piece. You can add a subtle addition through accent pieces such as this luxe Brabbu Armchair. We like its mid-century style, angled aged brass legs mixed with the deep green velvet.

Brabbu - Malay Armchair - $3,230

Brabbu - Malay Armchair - $3,230

For Less: CB2 - Viceroy Sapphire Blue Chair - $379; West Elm - Eve Buttoned Chair - $299

These alternatives mimic the curved shape, mid-century style and angled legs.

CB2 - Viceroy Chair - $379

CB2 - Viceroy Chair - $379

West Elm - Eve Buttoned Chair - $299

West Elm - Eve Buttoned Chair - $299

3.       The Velvet Upholstered Bed

The Look: Mitchel Gold & Bob Williams - Harlowe Floating Rail Bed - $4,630 (King Size)

This would be the sophisticated centering piece in your bedroom! Straight and curved lines, tufted velvet and a dramatic tall headboard make this Mitchel Gold & Bob Williams bed special.

Mitchel Gold & Bob Williams - Harlowe Floating Rail Bed - $4,630 (King Size)

Mitchel Gold & Bob Williams - Harlowe Floating Rail Bed - $4,630 (King Size)

For Less: Anthropologie - Velvet Edlyn Bed - $2,298 (King Size); Lulu & Georgia - Admina Velvet Tufted Bed - $1,180 (King Size)

You can keep the drama with a tall headboard, with or without tufting. Other detail options are nail heads, and brass feet. Keep it neutral or go for a bright color such as Chartreuse!

Anthropologie - Velvet Edlyn Bed - $2,298 (King Size)

Anthropologie - Velvet Edlyn Bed - $2,298 (King Size)

Lulu & Georgia - Admina Velvet Tufted Bed - $1,180 (King Size)

Lulu & Georgia - Admina Velvet Tufted Bed - $1,180 (King Size)

 

4.       The Velvet Ottoman

 The Look: Irving Place - Audrey’s Ottoman - $1,165

This versatile piece could go almost anywhere, from a vanity table in your bedroom to extra seating in your living room. This handmade piece takes on three strong trends all at once: velvet, brass and jewel tones! The angled brass base is a beautiful design detail.

Irving Place - Audrey’s Ottoman - $1,165

Irving Place - Audrey’s Ottoman - $1,165

For Less: One Kings Lane - Kriskros Velvet Ottoman - $879; West Elm - Fontanne Ottoman - $299

Square or round, the brass base of these stools keep it sophisticated and interesting!

One Kings Lane - Kriskros Velvet Ottoman - $879

One Kings Lane - Kriskros Velvet Ottoman - $879

West Elm - Fontanne Ottoman - $299

West Elm - Fontanne Ottoman - $299

 

5.       Velvet Accent Pillows

The Look: Kevin O’Brien – Ombre Velvet Pillow - $310

We must not forget accent pillows! Accents such as throw pillows help bring a look together. This hand-painted silk velvet pillow is gorgeous. Its iridescent effect makes it almost glow. A piece like this would add style to any sofa, bed or chair!

Kevin O’Brien – Ombre Velvet Pillow - $310

Kevin O’Brien – Ombre Velvet Pillow - $310

For Less: Williams-Sonoma - Rousseau Velvet Applique Pillow Cover - $149; Aviva Stanoff - Velvet Pillow - $95

There are plenty of velvet pillow options around - some are printed, some embroidered, some dyed and some solid. The fun is mixing and matching!

Williams-Sonoma - Rousseau Velvet Applique Pillow Cover - $149

Williams-Sonoma - Rousseau Velvet Applique Pillow Cover - $149

Aviva Stanoff - Velvet Pillow - $95

Aviva Stanoff - Velvet Pillow - $95

 

In an ideal world, all of our homes would be complete with every designer piece we desire. But until then, get the designer look for less!