Velvet Sofas… yay or nay?

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Past posts will reveal that I am a big sucker for a good chair… I probably spend far too much time looking through chair inspiration… is there a support group for me? On my radar at the moment, are velvet sofas. Nothing says opulence and luxury more than a bit of velvet. But I have my reservations – is this a timeless trend or will I be looking at my sofa in 15 years wondering what the hell I was thinking? Will it lose it’s velvety softness and look like a threadbare towel in a few years?

What are your feelings on velvet sofas? Yay or Nay?

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33 comments

  1. Hi! Found your blog from Haus! LOVE is my feeling about velvet sofas or chairs. It is "in" right now, but I don't think a beautiful velvet piece will truly ever be "out"!! The ones you have posted are delicious!!

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  2. I definitely think they look cool, but I wouldn't want it to by my everyday couch. I don't think the wear and tear is very good. I would buy a velvet sofa in a funky color for an entrance, foyer, or dressing room, but not a living room. Can't wait to see your decision!

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  3. Perfect pics you've there Megan! I sure like velvet sofas and I looooved the green one in the photo before the last one. Thanks for dropping by my place. Just followed! Hope you stick around!
    Love, Olga
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. my boyfriend has old velvet chairs from his family and they are...less then pleasing. i think if you get a more traditional color and shape, it can last..

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  5. I love velvet sofas so much! However, you do have to be careful with them because they are more easily damaged and worn than other textiles. There is something so glamorous and chic about them!
    Much love,
    B

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  6. I love this post!
    I'm a chair lover so an agree with finding the perfect one but iv always been unsure on velvet.
    I think it's more the feel, it goes through me but looking at that first image might have me swayed!

    Abigail x

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  7. Yes yes yes, velvet sofas in every color of the rainbow. LOVE them!

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  9. I love this post - such gorgeous images! Yes, velvet is timeless. However, I prefer it in an armchair rather than an entire sofa. I have a much loved black velvet armchair that adds a perfect touch of luxury to our bedroom.

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  10. yay-ish!
    could be sooo right, could be SOOOO WRONG...be careful!

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  11. Just go for it! I love velvet sofas, it has been on my wishlist for a while. With a young child, it's not possible for me but perhaps, 10 years down the road, I hope to own one. A velvet sofa is classic, elegant and timeless so I don't think they will go out of style anytime soon!

    Gorgeous inspirations by the way, I love most of them!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. I am not sure about velvet sofas but I do like all of these pictures!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  13. Velvet sofas are cool. I love how they affect and please my eyes.

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  15. Excellent sofa presentation, particularly, I like these sofas, seems they are very soft and comfortable.

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  27. After reading everyone's response, I felt even more confident about my recent purchase of a dark grey velvet sectional! My favorite place in the house is the living room but it's just my husband and I. My next goal is to change some of the pieces in my home that compliment the sofa. One thing I have to mention, more and more people are using window treatment however, I heard some say they are tired of window treatment and have gone bare...so that is a decision I will need to consider once I see and feel the look of new sectional. Thanks for the postings and fabulously beautiful pictures...

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