Notting HillContemporary Living Room, London
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Velour – but not to wearIn the 1970s, velour and velvet were serious fashion textiles. Really. Now, though, you’re much more likely to appreciate these finishes on a sofa or armchair – and happily so, because they look and feel luxurious without necessarily costing a fortune. Choose fabrics in deep, dramatic shades to indulge in their lustrous tones.
See in colourHere’s another room designed to feel intimate and cosy in the evenings. This time, though, the sofa is more standout, upholstered in a rich plum velvet that distinguishes it from the blue wall behind. Velvet shows off the warm and sophisticated colour appealingly, and cushions in a rich mustard shade ensure the sofa’s even more of a don’t-miss feature.
Check out the rivals to grey’s throneThe colour: Indigo blueWhy it’s a contender: It’s cocooningFor a room that welcomes you like a hug, a deep, rich blue is hard to beat. It pulls off dark grey’s trick of making a space feel cosy and it’s a calming colour that invites relaxation. Concerned about the longevity of this trend? Walls in this shade have already proven they’re no fly-by-night fancy, so you won’t have to get the paintbrush out again for a while if you decide to take the plunge.