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Velvet is everywhere: 8 stellar pieces to bring the trend home

Alluring decor that’s soft and textured

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Bloke Velvet Lounge Chair, $1,899.
Blu Dot

Maybe it’s the couches at your local coworking spot, or the accent pillows at a just-opened wine bar, but velvet is everywhere. As Curbed’s latest feature explains, velvet is the newly hip antidote to a modern, high-tech world that’s increasingly hard and smooth; it’s a warm and stimulating texture that draws on both old-fashioned luxury and contemporary design.

There’s no avoiding velvet’s original connotation as a luxury textile, but modern manufacturing has made velvet available to the masses at lower price points. And new, tightly woven “performance velvet” is created from solution-dyed acrylic in order to resist wear and tear, making it surprisingly resilient and family-friendly.

Still, velvet’s best attributes take center stage, no matter the weave: It’s plush, soft to the touch, and offers a rich color saturation. Below, see our picks for how to incorporate velvet into your home, from sumptuous pillows to lounge-worthy sofas.

Camila Velvet Ottoman, $99, Urban Outfitters.
Sven Cascadia Blue Chair, $799, Article.
Andes 3-Piece Chaise Sectional, $2,327, West Elm.
Brenner 20” Velvet Pillows, $29.95-$44.95, Crate & Barrel.
Teal Plated Velvet Round Throw Pillow, $26.99, Target.
Modern Stacking Stool, $79, West Elm.
Bloke Velvet Lounge Chair, $1,899, Blu Dot.
Avec Emerald Velvet Apartment Sofa with brushed stainless steel legs, $1,499, CB2.