FYI: Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of the material at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create a short, dense and fuzzy pile.
Life can be tough. And when work and stress and the news are just too much to handle, you want your home to be a respite from the outside world. You also want it to be a place that feels luxurious and looks stylish. The remedy to all of these demands? Velvet—the richly hued, old school fabric that's as comfortable as it is cool.
Of course, velvet isn't for the faint of heart. Indisputably bold, with a sexy tactile quality, it's the luxe investment piece you didn't know you needed. Think Tom Ford. Think James Bond. These are the type of gentlemen who relax in the silky soft embrace of velvet. Thanks to the deep coloring and unique texture, having a piece of velvet furniture can be like having a sculpture you can sit on.
Before you start worrying that velvet is too precious and high-maintenance, we're here to assure you it's not. In truth, the fabric isn't all that delicate and can be a functional option that will hold up beautifully to years of wear. Yes, over time velvet starts to show marks with age. But, like leather, it's a distinct patina that gives a piece that unique sense of character. So whether you're looking for a deep-set sofa or lounge chair, a headboard with a sexy hotel vibe or a sleek bench for your entryway, we've found the pieces that will take your place to the next level.
Campbell lounge chair,
$1,800 by Sean Woolsey Studio
Brooklyn down-filled sofa,
$1,399 / $1,119 by West Elm
Channel seam headboard,
from $279 by Project 62
Oak and velvet arm chair,
$549 at Urban Outfitters