What do European nobility, fashion designers, movie stars and set designers all have in common? They’ve all had a velvet crush! Velvet has proven to be a timeless fabric in the fashion world. Its luxury and comfort has inspired designers and stylist of the 21st century to create fabulous furniture pieces reflecting its immortality. Its synthetic material makes it simple to maintain while still capturing the beautiful glow of its ancestor velvet.
Velour is a timeless classic; an inevitable trend. The noble roots of velvet have proven to be a fabric that filters through the boundaries of time. Its soft and flexible fabric enables it to adapt to any form and its chic sophistication makes it suitable for any interior design styles.
Velour is easy to care for, while perfectly imitating the luster of velvet. We bet that this indestructible material will be part of your modern interior design for a long time to come!
The different velvets
The use of Velvet dates to the Renaissance and was used prominently in Venice, Genoa, and Florence. Historically, Velvet was worn by the rich and the noble. It is recognized by its theatrical, soft and glossy appeal.
Velour is a slightly less thick and shiny fabric conjured to resemble velvet. It is knitted with a flexible-synthetic fabric making it more suitable for creating furniture and clothing.
Velour provides the rich look of velvet which makes it very attractive for home furniture. Since furniture is used daily, this beautiful fabric needs to be maintained properly. There is often the misconception that velour is fragile and difficult to clean as is velvet. However, velour is made of resistant-synthetic material making it much easier to care for. Dust and dirt can make the your pieces look worn out and dull. By following the cleaning steps below, the rich colour and beautiful texture of your velour piece will return.
How do I clean a velvet sofa or chairs?
Brush off the dirt, then gently scrub the furniture with a warm cloth and a little mild soap. Drain your water if you need to clean more than one piece of furniture. Let your furniture air dry, then brush again.
7 easy steps
- Using a soft brush, remove all the dust and/or dirt from your piece
- Add soap to a warm bucket of water and don’t agitate
- If necessary, add ammonia to the bucket for more cleaning power
- Dip a soft fabric into your cleaning solution and gently rub it onto the fabric
- It is preferable to switch out the solution and fabric for each application of the solution to keep it clean
- Air dry your velour piece
- If needed, brush your piece gently to restore its beautiful soft texture
How to disinfect a velvet armchair?
To deep clean velvet furniture, add a little ammonia to your cleaning solution. Follow the regular cleaning steps.
Always follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer before applying any cleaning or rubbing agent. We strongly recommend starting with a rub test on an inconspicuous part of your piece of furniture before proceeding. When in doubt, consult a cleaning professional.