Velvet is having, as they say, a moment – velvet sofas and chairs are big news in interiors and velvet has been all over the catwalk for day as well as evening. Plus don’t get me started on some of the amazing velvet footwear around. Gorgeous? Oh yes. Totally impractical for winter? You betcha.
Much more practical, though, are today’s sumptuous velvet quilts. Not exactly cheap, granted, but these are heirloom items that will last you for years (unlike a certain pair of boots I’ve been drooling over). Soft and luxurious, velvet quilts add subtle colour, light and texture to a room and, of course a cosy extra layer on top of the duvet when the weather turns really cold. But velvet’s not just for winter – you can use these velvet quilts year round. Just put them on top of a thin cotton or linen sheet for warmer weather.
These tactile, velvet quilts from Cox and Cox caught my eye in particular. Made from 100% cotton velvet, they have hand tufting for extra character (and the stitching will also help keep the filling in place). There’s a choice of four sophisticated colours, and I’m not sure I’d be able to choose between them … I love them all.
Above is the Velvet & Linen Kingsize Quilt in Sage which is described as “a soft and subtle shade that sits equally between grey, blue and green; inspired by the stormy sea that changes depending on the light and colour of your room.” The colour green is also having a moment, so a green velvet quilt has both looks totally nailed.
On the other hand, what about adorning your bedroom with this Dove Grey Velvet Quilt? Such a versatile colour, it would look sensational with just about anything.
Or there again there’s this very lovely, soft Mink colour -” a soft, natural shade which will add a calming, earthy tone to your interior.” It’s a brown-toned neutral that will, again, work with many other colours.
And finally, if you want to go full-out boudoir, there’s this fabulous Blush Velvet Quilt. Blush pink can look soft and feminine when teamed with other pale colours, but also looks wonderfully strong and contemporary as an accent colour against dark greys, deep, inky blues and – colour of the season – dark green.
So, has one of these contemporary velvet quilts caught your fancy to keep you luxuriously warm this winter?
Images: Cox and Cox