The velvet hour: how to source the perfect velvet piece for your home

It was predicted as one of the big trends of 2019 and our love for velvet has certainly lived up to the hype.  Be it in fashion or interiors, this tactile surface that has taken both our homes and wardrobes by storm.  This week on the blog I highlight some of my favourite interiors pieces in this glorious fabric to keep you right on trend, and it need not cost the earth.

Traditionally, velvet was made for Royalty and weaved from silk and then later cotton.  Its huge popularity means that there are now synthetic versions available which makes it more affordable.

Velvet actually refers to the weave and structure and not the actual content of the material which means velvet can be made from any fibre.

Known for working particularly well in dark and jewel colours but it can also look divine in paler pastel hues. 

Velvet everwhere at Sketch London


Velvet Sofa in canary yellow velvet in RoomLab designed home.


Plastered across Pinterest are jewel tones beauties of this luxury, lounging staple that once were priced out of the reach ion the average Joe but are now available for every budget.  Look at a retailers such as or our friends at and you’ll find a range of colours and sizes and a free sample service.  

Loaf Squishmeister Sofa in Midnight.  Medium - £2065


Say hello to Holly corner sofa in Butterscotch velvet - £2680


Love the teal tones of the  Schmoozer Medium 2 Seater Sofa, from John Lewis - £1599 (currently 20% off)

The Margot from at a purse friendly £499


It was only about 4 years ago that I saw a velvet bedroom chair in the window of Oliver Bonas and thought how unusual it was - how different - to have a velvet accent in your home.  We’ve gone a long way since and despite normally shying away from trends once they become too popular, mine, and the Nations love for velvet has grown.  


Clockwise from left

Cult Furniture Audrey Occasional Tub Chair in green velvet - £139

Kaster Steel Chair available from Liang & Eimil via - £499

Maisons du Monde pink velvet day bed (I'll be buying this for my little girls nursery very soon), also available in double size - £215

Velvet grey gold frame club chair - RoomLab White label £525 (contact for orders)


Perfect for introducing a hint of velvet to your home, cushions and small pieces of furniture are a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends. Simple and effective, something as small as a couple of new velvet cushions in the colours of the moment can provide an instant update to set your home apart from the rest.  And because there's more to great accessoires than just a few cushions, here are my fave fixes for accent furniture.

Clockwise from left - our go to for velvet cushions are these from West Elm - in a great slecetion of colours, two sizes and we love the linen back with button finish.  £29.99 for small and £34.99 for large

Another winner from West Elm is this neutral velvet chair - perfect for bedrooms, office or dining table - £299

Large grey ottoman, a classic that will last for years. Direct from RoomLab, email - £299

Cutest ever little bee cushion from M&S Home 

Bar stools west elm -

My pick of the bunch - a super chic gold and velvet stool from Liang and Eimil perfect for throwing clothes on after a long day or as a dressing table seat.  Available direct from £195 with free delivery


And now the nights draw in and Halloween approaches it seems more appropriate than ever to add a touch of warmth and luxe to our homes with a pop of velvet.  We can order any of these items for you free of charge here at RoomLab HQ - and we always guarantee the best possible price and free delivery.  Email us on we'd love to help.

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