Velvet is a fantastic versatile fabric, curtains, upholstery, cushions, clothing, velvet will work for all. This is because it gives fantastic texture & is pretty hard wearing so you can think it is a purchase to last. Our sofa at home is covered a velvet & it still looks brand new, despite being used every day for over a year now.
Today I want to show you uses for a navy cotton velvet sold at Fabric UK.
The project we did this recent weekend is create a huge 6ft x 6ft headboard that was then covered in this navy cotton velvet. Even if I am saying so myself, it looks STUNNING!
So why this fabric? Well it gives amazing depth & it has a real sense of luxury. However compared to many other retailers, this was £8.99 a metre where as I was looking at paying in excess of double that from other suppliers with no difference in quality.
This particular type of cotton velvet works especially well for this type of furniture as the pile is not too high and it will wear longer as a result.
6 metres was plenty of fabric for this headboard which goes all the way to the floor behind the bed. However I purchased more to create oversized pillows to sit in front.
Description of fabric on website also reinforces its versatile uses “Cotton velvet fabric soft luxurious fabric with a pile weave that gives it a rich velvet finish, soft sheen and soft drape, common uses are apparel, corporate clothing, jackets, and waist coats, velvet fabrics are a good choice of fabric for interior designers for, decor, interior design, home furnishings, upholstery, cushions, loose covers and draperies.”
Feeling you don’t know yet how to use the fabric? Check out these inspiring projects & products:
Dixie Love Seat from loaf.com
Designer Jonathan Adler has been bringing in Navy Velvet to a whole range of his furniture this year.
Space Copenhagen created this incredible look for 11 HOWARD HOTEL, New York using navy velvet drapes.
I hope this has given you both both inspiration & more information on the versatility of this fantastic fabric.
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