Velvet is all the rage at the moment and the trend for velvet upholstered sofas and beds looks like it’s going to maintain some momentum for a while yet. But the danger is that you invest all your cash in furniture that has to survive long after the fashion has faded, no matter how enduring the trend may seem at the time?
You can, however, satisfy your velvet crush without breaking your budget by incorporating a few choice accessories into your current bedroom or living room decor. Cushions, throws, bed linen and small furniture items need not cost a lot but can easily transform a tired-looking room with not a lot of effort.
A silver velvet theme is easy to create with this Heidi Ombre Velvet Duvet Cover Set which is £45 from very.co.uk. Silver wallpaper on a feature wall and dashes of contrasting pink complete the look.
Is there any item more versatile than a throw to bring colour to a room? This plush velvet option comes in 9 colours and is just £11.99 from amazon.co.uk
You can’t go wrong with scatter cushions and this dark spruce example is one of 12 colour choices available, priced at £25 from johnlewis.com
Lighting is an effective element which is easily overlooked but, pound for pound, can be the most effective. These velvet covered light shades come in 3 sizes, and a choice of colours, priced at £18 – £36 from johnlewis.com
You can, of course, spend a fortune on velvet upholstered furniture if you really want to. But, hopefully, I’ve given you a few ideas how you can incorporate a velvet theme without going overboard in the finance department?