Velvet armchairs and sofas are all the rage right now – in fact, they have been for quite some time. And that doesn't look set to change anytime soon. Since its first recorded use in ancient Egypt, luxurious fabric has been a favourite for its plush, tactile feel and elegant appearance. With design styles ranging from art deco to '70s-inspired, sleek Scandi to bold and bright, there's a velvet sofa for every interior scheme.
Scroll on for four of our favourites right now.
Soho Home Audrey 3-Seater Sofa
Each of Soho Home's sumptuous velvet sofas are inspired by the interiors of one of the Soho Houses. This one – the Audrey – draws design inspiration from the classic décor of Babington House. With traditional cigar roll arms, a deep-sit lounge style and oversized scatter cushions, it recalls the style of classic period furniture, resulting in a truly timeless aesthetic.
Rubeza Scott 4 Seater Left Hand Facing Chaise End Corner Sofa
It doesn't get any more luxe than blue velvet, which makes this Rubeza sofa as luxe as they come. Bold and beautiful, it's the perfect statement piece for any style of decor – be it clean and contemporary or vintage-inspired. It also happens to be supremely comfortable: the high density foam seat is topped with a thick fibre quilted topping, ensuring that once you sit down, you won't want to stand up.
MADE.com Dion 3 Seater Sofa
MADE.com never fails to disappoint with its affordable yet meticulously-made furniture and homewares. Case in point: this retro-style three-seater sofa, designed by By Georgsen – a cutting-edge furniture brand with a Danish twist. It effortlessly fuses good looks – plump silhouette, thick cushions and sophisticated colour – with sturdy, made-to-last construction.
Loaf Wodge Modular Chaise Longue
Loaf refers to this sofa as a 'squish machine': once you sit on it, you'll understand why. Handmade in England from Scandinavian birch with feather wrapped foam seat cushions, it's crafted to stand the test of time. Plus, Loaf's 14-day 'rest drive' program means that you can test out your new sofa at home for two weeks and if for any reason you're not 100% happy, you can exchange it for another or return it. Easy peasy.