Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, on Chesterfield Sofa

Why Choose Velvet Upholstery Fabric for our Furniture?

In interior design, few materials evoke the luxurious allure and opulence quite like velvet. This sumptuous fabric, with its deep, rich hues and invitingly soft feel, has the unparalleled ability to transform a room into an atmospheric sanctuary of comfort and style. Velvet upholstery fabric, in its myriad of colours and patterns, beckons us to dream bigger, to infuse our spaces with a touch of the majestic, and to create statement interiors that wrap us in their embrace.

The resurgence of velvet speaks volumes about our collective yearning for tactile comfort and visual warmth in our homes. Velvet upholstery fabric has become the darling of the design world, making its presence felt in the chicest of city apartments, the cosiest of country cottages, and everything in between.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, with bold pattern

A Symphony of Colour on Velvet Fabric

The magic of velvet lies not only in its texture but in it’s ability to reflect light, giving an unparalleled depth and richness to colours. From the deepest of indigos to the most vibrant of emeralds, velvet colours are lush, evocative, and utterly bewitching. 

The uses of Becca Who velvet fabrics showcase an array of stunning results in customer homes, whether it be a grand sofa, it’s curves and lines accentuated by the plushness of velvet, taking centre stage to become the regal focal point of a living room - or a set of dining chairs, reupholstered in sumptuous velvet, adding an opulent ambience to everyday meals.

Many of the fabric designs from Becca Who are offered in rich colour palettes, often featuring her favourite jewel tones. The fabric showcasing the intended richness of the colour palettes is paramount to the finished results in creating interiors which wow the senses.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, with Dragonfly pattern on Halabala Chairs

Velvet Upholstery Fabric as a Canvas for Expression

Velvet upholstery fabric is not merely a durable material for covering furniture; when imbued with expressive artwork, it becomes a canvas for personal expression. A patterned designer velvet can become a medium through which rooms tell stories, spaces reveal personalities, and furniture becomes art. The texture of velvet invites us to play with contrasts — pairing the matte with the sheen, the rough with the smooth, and the minimalist with the maximalist. A patterned velvet upholstered headboard against a backdrop of plain walls speaks of understated elegance, whilst a bright, artistic velvet ottoman adds a splash of joy to a room of neutrals. Thoughtfully brought together, patterned velvet fabrics can combine beautifully with an array of other patterns within an interior, taking us to the heady heights of Maximalism.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, on Wingback Chair with Blue Pattern

The Touch of Luxury from Velvet

In creating beautiful interior spaces, the sensory experience of velvet cannot be overstated. Sitting comfortably on a velvet sofa is to be enveloped in a hug, the tactile softness of a velvet footstool is luxurious and warm. The sumptuous texture of velvet fabrics elevates everyday moments into experiences, transforming the mundane into something special. It's in these details, within our upholstery and soft furnishings, that our homes become havens, reflecting not just our aesthetic preferences but our very essence.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric with Dragonfly Pattern by Designer, Becca Who

For Timeless Interiors, Choose Velvet for it’s Durable, Practical Nature

Velvet is an upholstery fabric that asks to be touched, used, and loved; a durable material that remains beautiful with age and use. All of the Becca Who Velvet Fabrics have a rub test Martindale Score of 50,000, which means that they are very durable, suitable for heavy domestic use. This level of durability makes it an equally viable choice for commercial settings. All Becca Who Velvet Fabrics are available as FR - Flame Retardant - which is a legal requirement for upholstered pieces. When purchasing for upholstery, simply select FR on the product page before adding your metres to cart.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, on Statement Armchair in Midnight Dark Blue

Care and Maintenance of Velvet Fabric

The excellent level of durability makes velvet a good choice for the home, but proper care is, of course, still an essential part of maintaining it’s luxurious appearance. Regular vacuuming with a soft brush attachment helps to prevent dust and dirt from settling into the fabric. Spot cleaning with a gentle upholstery cleaner is usually advised for stains, whilst some velvet fabrics are dry clean only - and professional cleaning is always recommended for deeper cleaning needs.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, on Sofa

Embracing Velvet Upholstery Fabric in Your Space

Incorporating velvet upholstery fabric into your home need not be daunting. Many choose to add one statement piece of furniture to a room — a beautiful sofa leading the aesthetic of an interior or a characterful velvet armchair in a reading nook. You might look to add smaller pieces such as an elegant footstool or a storage ottoman.

The lushness of velvet pairs beautifully with other textures in an interior and can accentuate your other furniture by bringing contrast to the space. Velvet sits very well with natural elements such as the ruggedness of wood textures or the lushness of plants - and exudes opulence alongside brass or other metals you might have in a side table or floor lamp. 

The luxury of velvet is not in exclusivity, but in it’s accessibility; Durable, beautiful upholstery velvet is available in a wide range of artistic patterns and colour palettes, suitable for all furniture uses. In creating interior spaces with velvet, we are reminded of the beauty of texture, the joy of colour, and the importance of creating homes that are reflections of our own individuality.

If you are looking for further inspirations for choosing velvet upholstery fabric for your home, take a look at the Becca Who Upholstery Gallery, a showcase of just some of the fabulous pieces created and enjoyed in customer’s homes. Head to the Becca Who Instagram and Pinterest pages, where you will find a wealth of stunning upholstered pieces taking centre stage within a space.

If you are particularly interested in Upholstered Chairs, have a look at our piece on upholstered chairs of various types which were turned into extraordinary statement pieces through upholstery; Showcasing the Best of Upholstered Chairs - 10 Stunning Chairs, Transformed into Works of Art with Velvet Upholstery Fabrics.

To learn more about the history of velvet fabric and how it’s uses in our interiors has evolved over time into contemporary interior design, take a look at our piece; Velvet Fabric for Interiors - A Comprehensive Guide.

To choose velvet is to choose joy, comfort, and a timeless aesthetic. It is to weave a spell of enchantment into our everyday spaces, inviting us to dream in colour and texture. Let us embrace velvet, not as a trend, but as an enduring testament to the beauty of our expressive home interiors and the stories they hold.

Explore the available Becca Who Velvet Upholstery Fabrics, where you can choose from an array of designs and colours. 


Velvet Upholstery Fabric on Patterned Footstool by Designer, Becca Who

Choose Velvet Upholstery Fabric Samples

It’s important to acquire samples of any velvet fabrics that you are interested in for your upholstered furniture. Fabric samples are an opportunity to have a close look at the colours, texture and quality of the fabric. By handling and looking at samples, we can ensure that the final choices meet and even exceed our expectations, transforming our furniture pieces in ways that we are sure to love and enjoy. Explore Becca Who Fabric Samples to choose yours.


Velvet Upholstery Fabric by Designer, Becca Who, on Ottoman


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