Velvet is without a doubt having a moment. Whether in fashion or interiors, it is everywhere, from rich blue hues to mossy greens and unashamedly regal jewel tones. One velvet look we love right now is on a headboard in the bedroom, whether in feminine blush or inky blue, it instantly upgrades your sleeping quarters.
We spoke to interior designers th2 Studio to find out how to incorporate it into your bedroom…
How can you avoid the style looking too ‘boudoir’?
Keep the look simple and chic by opting for contemporary colours. Blush, teal and dark blues are all current favourites as opposed to purples or reds that will make the look feel dated.
The look is quite statement, how can you make it have a softer, calmer vibe?
Try duck egg blue for a more serene alternative to the dramatic greens and blues that are everywhere. It’ll add texture and elegance but remain on-trend.
Are there any brands you recommend?
Is it easier to buy a bed with a pre-made velvet headboard to get the look for less?
Generally the quality of pre-made velvet headboards that come with the bed won’t be so good, and the fabric choices not so wide. We sell a variety of headboards that come in different colours and sizes, worth checking out.
The look is quite grand, would it work in a small room?
Absolutely, whatever size your bedroom is, this look works. It's statement, but don't be put off by that in a smaller room, it can actually add drama and scale to a small space.
Any tips for incorporating bedding and cushions in with the headboard?
If you have velvet on the headboard, I would avoid using any more velvet in the room. Choose some cushions in compatible tones but different textures and mix them with coordinating bed linen. And always buy the best quality you can afford.