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How To Pick Your Perfect Contract Furniture For Velvet Upholstery

Have you ever wondered what chair shapes work best with velvet upholstery for contract furniture and which are best to avoid?

Making a statement with bold velvet's is something that is sweeping through high end hotels around the world but there are a few tips and tricks we can give you to help making finding your perfect velvet pieces easier.

Velvet has a super soft and luxurious texture, as well as, being a key ingredient for creating striking interior designs, fit for royalty. This fabric is popular because of the opulent and intense looks it can create. It is also a fabric which is difficult to snag as it has no raised weaves or loose threads.

However, velvet does benefit from being brushed down gently once a week as it is a fabric which is highly dust absorbent.

Once you have decided that velvet upholstery is a must have fabric for your interior design, its time to think about what chair, sofa, or stool to select.

We suggest considering the below:

1) Some velvets are thick and so work best with gentle or curved edging (not sharpe). Look for furniture shapes with bold curves more than sharp edges. Velvet can be thicker than some fabric types and so works best with bold curves, as shown in the Columbia and Constantine range shown below.

2) Use a good quality velvet, such as one of our Range B fabrics or Range C fabrics. Look for high Martindale rating

3) Some velvet's have easy clean technology, which is a layer of coating which protects it from red wine and permanent marker

4) Consider avoiding intricate furniture designs and fluted seats especially for velvet's that have a thick pile

What tips would you suggest to a fellow interior designer when selecting contract furniture upholstered in velvet?

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