Hello, its February and we can see the emerging trends in interiors, be it furniture, fabrics, paints or interior styles for 2017. Velvet sofas are making a definite come back this year. I love it, I own a black one. According to Wikipedia, Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed giving it a distinctive feel.Velvet fabric can be made with either synthetic or natural fibers.In fact when we think luxury we think velvet. A velvet sofa is the ultimate in luxury furniture that you can introduce in your home. A lot of people are hesitant to get velvet sofas especially if there are young children around due to the maintenance factor but with a little care, it is not that difficult to maintain. Some of the most common problems are:
- Accumulated dust and dirt. This can be easily taken care of by vacuuming. Most vacuum cleaners come with an attachment to clean furniture.
- If you spill any fluid the best thing to do would be to place a super absorbent paper towel or clean cloth till all the fluid is absorbed and then to air dry the fabric. You can then apply dry cleaning detergent to a sponge and clean the stain with it if it’s a difficult one. There are also many professional agencies who offer their services to clean furniture.
- If the velvet looses its sheen try directing a steamer on the reverse side of the matted areas to make the fabric fluffy again.
You can find more detailed information about maintaining and taking care of your velvet sofas here and here.
Now that we know a little bit about how to take care of these lovely velvet sofas, shall we look at my top 10 favorites ? Let me know which ones you like.
Which one did you like best? Would you go in for a Chesterfield, a Winged chair or a sectional sofa. It will be lovely to hear y