Leather is admirable, and cotton is homey, but it's improbable to discover a body that can contend to the influence and allurement produced by velvet furniture. The soft-as-butter cushioning is recognized for its adaptability, richness, and flawless finish, elevating any quarter of your home in moments.
This glorified material is already prominent in many of our homes – commonly selected for embellishing furniture, throws, and pillows – but in recent months, it's spiked amongst our favorite A-listers' dwellings as well.
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From Mandy Moore's mid-century renovation to Tracee Ellis Ross' living room – even Victoria Beckham's – this flawless furnishing is everywhere. To the point, if you're looking to recreate some of your favorite A-lister's most lusted after rooms, consider today your lucky day.
Whether you're looking for a focal point or just a set of chairs to make an impactful statement, here are four easy ways to follow after some of Hollywood's heavy-hitters and re-create the velvet furniture trend.
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1. Keep it 'business casual' like Tracee Ellis Ross does
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In a recent Instagram post, the Blackish star snapped a photo of herself enjoying yet-another-day at home during the pandemic. The secret to her fashionable snapshot? Her grayish velvet sofa, of course. It's the ideal statement piece to levitate any look or, in this case, photo.
Get the Tracee Ellis Ross look
Lyric Sofa (opens in new tab) l
Was $1,317, Now $960, at All Modern
A tad lighter (color-wise) than the selection Ross went for, this velvet piece (opens in new tab)Is equally as captivating as its predecessor. A wholesome take on the brand's classic Chesterfield perspective, this composition gives detailed diamond button tufting along with the interior, plus welted trim along the seat seams, for a sharply tailored appearance.
Batey Velvet 93.7'' Tuxedo Arm Sofa (opens in new tab) l
Was $1,310.99, Now $1,190, at All Modern
Built for laidback lounging, this sofa (opens in new tab) emphasizes a distinctive profile and extended arms for unmatched sink-in satisfaction. Available in linen and velvet options, its plush pattern and piped stitching are nods to the carefree novelty of the mid-20th century.
Ceni Deep Sea Blue Sofa (opens in new tab)l
Was $1,099, Now $989, at Article
This sofa (opens in new tab) fuses classical with contemporary with its neutral coloration, luxurious seating, smooth track arms, and clear-cut lines. Its exquisitely crafted wooden base with slanted legs intensifies its strong and sturdy construction, while its detachable cushion seats, backrests, and armrests allow you to cuddle up conveniently.
2. Follow Mandy Moore's lead with a 'bright and cherry'
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Mandy Moore is no stranger to social media, and most recently, the 36-year-old mom-to-be has been sharing updates to her 1950s newly-renovated Pasadena property. The mid-century masterpiece, intricately outlined with perfect plus pieces, includes this luxurious mustard sofa.
Furnish your home Mandy Moore way
Sven Sofa (opens in new tab) for $1,399, at Article
Article has gone gold! The fan-favorite label updated their best-selling Sven sofa (opens in new tab) and reimagined it in luxe ochre velvet for supreme mid-century glamour. Highlighting all the crisp lines, round bolster, tufted bench seat goodness as the original model, this newest design is extraordinary.
Cobble Hill Soho Loveseat (opens in new tab)l
Was $1,780, Now $1,335, at ABC Home
Smaller in size than the sofa previously mentioned, this contemporary design (opens in new tab) — an ABC Home exclusive — offers a low-slung linear form paired with soft cotton velvet. Handcrafted from a sustainable Goodwood frame and recycled metal limbs, this customizable item is an eco-conscious choice for the home.
Mid-Century Show Wood Sofa (opens in new tab) starting at $1,399, at west elm
Taking its inspiration from mid-century Scandi design, this sofa's (opens in new tab) exposed wood frame and tapered arms lend it an airy look. Leveled out with a deep, luxurious seat and back, customers have total control over the added upholstery.
3. Admire Mandy Moore's aesthetic? Exchange worn-out seats for crisp chairs
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Continue immersing yourself in this Mandy Moore decor method by selecting a similar blue chair. Whether you're searching for a statement piece or assemblage, the vibrant ink blue tone will attach intensity to any room's aesthetic while sustaining a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.
Include more of that velvet trend
Olive Chair (opens in new tab) starting at $599, at west elm
It's your time to be the artist: Customize in sophisticated style with this chair. (opens in new tab)
Available in a variety of possibilities, clients will select a channel-tufted back —for an added dose of drama or opt for a standard back to welcome a more tailor-made touch. Match it with your preference of swoop or mailbox arms, and then finish off the appearance with the material and limbs that most suit your space.
Nomad Velvet Armchair (opens in new tab) for $595, at Burrow
Meet the ideal accessory to your sofa or solitary reading (or scrolling Instagram) nook. This chair (opens in new tab)— and its innovative design — are simple to assemble and effortless to move when the time comes. Featuring all the peculiarities the Burrow brand is best-known for, this chair includes a built-in USB charger and ready in five unique shades of performance velvet upholstery.
Augustine Swivel Chair (opens in new tab) for $949.95, at Raymour & Flanigan
This chair (opens in new tab) is a modern take on a traditional library seat, nonpartisan seating with a subtle herringbone pattern that assumes climactic channeling for trend-forward character and sumptuous sit.
4. Hold to the classics, like Victoria Beckham does
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Trends come and go, but style, style is forever – and Victoria Beckham's home decor is living proof. The former Spice Girl opted for a standout black velvet sofa, and the verdict? It's hard-pressed to discover a piece more exquisite or extraordinary.
Dress your home like Victoria Beckham
Saxon Velvet Sofa (opens in new tab) for $1,798, at Apt2B
Based on the “shabby-chic” design idea, this luxurious velvet sofa (opens in new tab)features Victorian turned legs in a selection of three finishes and knife’s edge trim on the seat and back cushions for a polished look. Producing a wholesome spin on modernized legendary décor that feels fresh without trying to every room.
ModShop 96" Wide Square Arm Sofa (opens in new tab) for $3,100, at Perigold
Contemporary Italian styling meets this brand's eclectic sensibility with this velvet sofa. (opens in new tab)The fragile frame and luxurious cushions provide a light and airy feel — much like the Mediterranean breeze — ensures exceptional comfort, polished off with velvet fabric and custom walnut cone legs.
Cobble Hill Boutique Sofa (opens in new tab) l
Was $2,480, Now $1,860, at Apt2B
Upholstered in the most lustrous textured velvet, this sofa (opens in new tab) marries soft comfortability with a modernist perspective. Highlighting a reversible biscuit tufted seat and inside the frame, this ABC-exclusive piece encourages a lifetime of memories at home.
We're pushed to choose our favorite from these beauties – we hope you find one you love.
Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.
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