Why You Might Need a Velvet Couch in Your Home

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Comfortable, soft, elegant, and a symbol of luxury, these are just some of the reasons homeowners fall for a velvet couch. 

If you love the timeless style or you want to elevate the look of your home, then velvet is probably a fabric that is hard to resist, however, if you are like many who adore velvet but aren’t convinced if it would make excellent material for your living room, then you’re in the right place.

Read further to find out why people love velvet material on their sofas and learn about the benefits it has to offer.

  1. A velvet couch is durable

Velvet is originally made from silk, but materials such as rayon, cotton, wool and synthetic fibers can also be used to make it. However, since it’s initially inspired by silk, it gives off a unique, precious and upscale look to it.

Despite its delicate nature, velvet is surprisingly durable. It doesn’t lose any threads and it’s (almost) impossible to snag.


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Though luxurious, velvet is not as high-maintenance as people think it is. (Photo by Cottonbro)

It’s often used in upholstery, as it can withstand a lot of wear and tear. So if you’re looking for a couch that will last, velvet might be the material for you.

Velvet sofas are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their durability. They are easier to clean than other types of furniture upholstery, and they hold up well to wear and tear.

  1. Velvet is tactile and feels amazing on the skin

Velvet is an excellent fabric for adding cozy feelings to your living room. 

The rich, luxurious texture of velvet is absolutely fascinating. Adding that fabric to a couch will have you running your hand up and down the beautiful chair. 

It also feels so warm against the skin making it an excellent choice for creating cozy living room settings that invite you or your guests in with warmth.

  1. They can stand everyday use

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Photo by Rachel Claire

A velvet couch is a practical choice because it can stand the test of time. Aside from silk, you have synthetic velvet made from high-quality materials that are strong enough to withstand fading, marking, and crushing.

With the technology today, you can get synthetic velvet that feels like silk but is stronger and tougher, able to last you years of use.

  1. It never goes out of style

Compared to cotton or linen, velvet does give an extra touch of sophistication, especially when applied to living areas.

Not only will it add that luxurious touch, but also because of its fabric qualities and color depth you’ll be able to get far more out of this style than other material options like cotton or linen.

Velvet is also quite versatile as it can elevate the look of the house no matter its style. This means whether you own a Victorian, modern or Japanese-style house, the velvet fabric will look amazing in any style as long as the design of the couch matches your home.

If you need your living room to stand out in a sophisticated manner, then velvet will do the job. It looks expensive and classy because it doesn’t absorb light like other fabrics. Velvet upholstery tends to reflect it back which gives it that glossy finish. 

  1. Velvet is incredibly comfortable

Not only is velvet soft to touch, as mentioned earlier, but around a soft cushion, it’s irresistible and comfortable

The blend of foam and fiber means that when you sit on it, your body will be supported while also being able to recover after someone else leaves their seat. Combine that with the soft touch of velvet on your skin and you have the perfect fabric to make your couch more comfortable.

How to Clean a Velvet Couch

  1. In order to clean a velvet couch, first, use an absorbent cloth or kitchen towel to soak up any spills before they sink past the top layer of fabric. You will find that most liquids sit on top for just long enough so as not to damage anything underneath.
  2. Next, dampen a clean cloth in warm water and add just one drop of dishwashing liquid. Then carefully wipe down the velvet couch with short circular motions so that all dirt is removed from its surface before moving onto another section or cleaning where needed
  3. Gently dab with a moist cloth until stains come out. If stains prove to be difficult to remove, then rub gently in a direction opposite that which they are printed (commonly top-to-bottom.)
  4. Don’t get velvet too wet. It’s a good idea to take precautions and use the right tools when cleaning, like a hair dryer on a cool setting with gentle strokes in order not to damage it 

Cleaning a velvet couch isn’t as difficult as you might think it is. Following these steps will help you get the best results when cleaning.

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