It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to gift giving, party planning and décor updating to create a warm and inviting environment for all sorts of entertaining and family gatherings. 

Our favorite way to add warmth and visual appeal to modern rooms for the holiday season is with velvet--in ways large and small. Something as simple as colorful velvet toss pillows can add a festive touch to the living room. Want to make a bigger design statement? Then, consider a single chair or perhaps your dream sofa in lush velvet.

Whatever you choose, you’ll love how your modern interior spaces look with the addition of this extraordinary fabric. Here are some velvet-inspired ideas to get your started.


Velvet and big art in a modern living room, how stylish is that? Green and inky blue in the artwork make for an impressive visual backdrop for a lush blue velvet chair.

A sleek sofa covered in navy velvet so dark it’s almost black is stunning against a concrete gray wall. A bold touch of color is introduced in a golden orange velvet modern chair.

How do you make a velvet corner sectional look even more appealing than it already is? Perhaps with more of this captivating textile with toss pillows covered in indigo and leopard print velvet.

Deep purple velvet looks extraordinary on modern tub chairs in this Beverly Hills home. A pale baby grand piano set against the dark wood panels on the walls becomes the room’s focal point.

A glam living room takes a walk on the wild side with raspberry tiger-striped velvet on a modern sofa. The wall in steel gray creates a graphic contrast to the more feminine flourishes in the space.


Brilliant green velvet covers this stylish banquette in this corner reading nook. The unframed painting and turquoise ceramic lamps work well in this modern vignette.

Forest green is a great color choice for the velvet upholstery on these brass dining chairs. Modern meets a farmhouse table and French crystal chandelier to create a gorgeous design merger in this light-filled dining room.


A sofa in deepest green velvet works well with a modern brass and glass coffee table and bold floral armchair. A great little lilac pillow ties the room together beautifully.

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