20 Luxe Ways to Work Velvet into Your Home Without Looking Stuffy

20 Luxe Ways to Work Velvet into Your Home Without Looking Stuffy
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It’s officially September, and there’s no more living in denial about the fact that fall is upon us. (We can still whine about it, though.) When it comes to seasonally themed fabrics, velvet is a cold-weather staple. It adds a rich look to everything around it, not to mention it’s really fucking soft, putting you in the mood for snuggling up inside.

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Velvet’s Victorian vibe doesn’t mean your apartment has to look like something out of Jane Eyre. Having a focal piece—a few pillows, a duvet, or, if you’re extra-bold, a sofa—as your main event lets you add richness and texture without going into velvet overdrive. Here, 20 modern ways to incorporate fall’s most luxe trend into your own home.

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A tufted sofa in rich blue adds drama to the room without making it feel too stuffy.

Photo: Sandra Benhamou

Slub Velvet Petite Lyre Chesterfield Sofa $2,398; at Anthropologie

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SVEN sofa, $1299; at Article

Modshop Navy Sofa, $2,699; at Wayfair

Pillows or bedding: a perfect solution for the velvet commitment-phobe.

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Kevin O'Brien Ombre Velvet Pillow, $248; at ABC Carpet and Home


Velvet and Linen Quilt, $325; at Cox and Cox

You might think a bold green sofa would overpower the room, but with the right color palette, it feels super homey.

Photo: A Cup of Jo

Sven Tufted Velvet Sofa, $1,299; at Article

Photo: Keiko Lynn

Velvet Grand Lyre Chesterfield Sofa in Emerald, $2,998; at Anthropologie

Modshop Naples Sofa, $1,754; at Wayfair

For the girl who spends her weekends at art museums and gallery openings.

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Dyna St. Clair Swivel Chair in Velvet, $1,399; at Horchow

The key is balance. If your curtains are dark, keep everything else airy and light.

Photo: Emily Henderson

Regal Blue Velvet Curtains, $28; at West Elm

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