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Decorating with Velvet

Decorating with Velvet

Javier Diaz |


Velvet is associated with many eras and styles. With its astonishingly soft fibers and classy, shiny coat, velvet can transform even the simplest bed into a ravishing statement piece. Looking for an easy way to add character and charm to bedrooms, spacious walk-in closets, or luxurious bathrooms? An embellished headboard or an ottoman done up in velvet instantly elevates the space. We’ll show you just how to decorate with velvet.


1) Velvet headboards and platform beds add a charm to your bedroom and become centerpieces.


 A cozy place to relax, a velvet bed can add just the right amount of glamour and sophistication to a bedroom without being overbearing. Want to add an accent color to your interiors? Look no further than an upholstered velvet headboard to enliven your bedroom or guestroom.

Explore our Velvet headboards and platform beds here.
2) Decorative ottomans and armchairs are versatile, definitely, but in velvet they are just downright gorgeous.
Plus, it’s an easy way to add some character to your living space. There are many designs on the market today, with gold finishes, embellished, treated to quilted effects, or with fringes are just some options out there.
3) How to maintain velvet
  • For Basic Maintenance: The easiest way to maintain velvet drapes or pillow cases is to dry-clean them regularly. For velvet furniture, vacuum them regularly using the upholstery attachment of the vacuum and run it in the direction of the nap. Feel free to also use a dry brush with soft bristles to remove dust and fuzz.

  • For Spills and Stains: Treat any spills as quickly as possible. Simply press a white absorbent cloth or paper towel gently over the spill. If you have a bigger spill, you can try a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. Just pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl and add lemon juice until the baking soda foams. Using the foam ONLY, gently press into the velvet with long straight movements along the nap. DO NOT rub or PAT a spill on velvet because that will only press the spill deeper into the fabric.

  • For Maintaining Sheen: All you have to do is use a steamer to restore dull looking velvet of its signature shine. Keep the nozzle of the steamer moving in the direction of the nap. Once the velvet is completely dry, brush it in the direction of the nap using a soft-bristled hair brush.  You can try this method for velvet cushions, sofas and even curtains.