Eaton SquareEclectic Living Room, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
8. Crush on velvet. Because of the way it catches the light, velvet can really highlight the richness in certain blues, especially the almost regal hue seen here. Blue velvet sofas are a growing trend (hot on the heels of, you guessed it, gray sofas), and if you’re considering one in this type of luxurious hue, be prepared to let your walls complement rather than compete with such statement furniture. Here, the delicate gray of the walls and footstool ensure the effect is stylish, not overdone.The balance between opulent and elegant in this room is delicate and just right. There’s also something lovely about how the velvet emphasizes the matte paintwork and footstool and vice versa, with those details boosting the glow and glamour of the sofas. So if you’re drawn toward a sparkly wallpaper or glimmering silk curtains, a competing velvet sofa may not be for you unless you’re a confident maximalist.