How to Care for your Velvet Bedroom Furniture 

Last Modified 12 April 2024  |  
First Added 12 April 2024

Indulging in the luxurious embrace of a velvet bed adorned with sumptuous velvet cushions feels truly decadent; the soft, smooth feel of the fabric caressing your skin and inviting your body to relax and unwind. Preserving the beauty of this wonderfully tactile material is crucial for extending its lifespan and ensuring that every time you sink into your bed, you continue to experience the same comforting sensation.

At Feather & Black, our commitment to providing the highest quality bedroom furniture extends to our expertise on how to care for velvet, prolonging the enjoyment of your chosen bed for many years. While velvet is an incredibly enduring fabric, it requires special attention to maintain its plush texture and luxurious appearance. Explore our expert guidance on velvet care to discover how to make the most of your investment. 

How to clean velvet 

To preserve the exquisite softness and visual allure of your velvet bed and cushions, it is important to understand how to clean and care for them properly, just as you would with your bed linen and bedding. We recommend implementing a regular pattern of care, with weekly attention interspersed with essential spot cleaning and occasional deep cleaning. Each week, gently vacuum the velvet fabric using a soft brush attachment to remove dust and debris and help prevent dirt from settling into the fibres. 

In the event of spills, it's important to act quickly by blotting the affected area with a clean, dry, absorbent cloth to remove any excess liquid. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can cause the velvet fibres to become matted or damaged. For more stubborn stains, again use a soft cloth with mild detergent and water, gently blotting before allowing the fabric to dry completely. You can then use a dry, soft brush in the direction of the pile to restore its loft. 

A deeper clean can be carried out on your velvet bed on a more occasional basis following the same process, using a very mild detergent and water. We recommend that you test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric first to avoid inadvertently causing damaging. Always check the care label and ensure you follow the specific instructions on how to wash velvet cushion covers as they are often dry clean only. 

How to care for velvet 

Alongside your regular cleaning pattern, you can take proactive measures to show your velvet bed and cushions the love and attention they deserve, protecting them from wear and tear and thereby extending their life and beauty. It's essential to rotate and fluff your velvet cushions regularly to ensure even usage and maintain their plush shape. Avoid placing heavy objects on the cushions for extended periods, as this can cause permanent indentations in the delicate, velvet fabric. 

If you’ve chosen a stunning, statement headboard enveloped in luxurious velvet, such as our beautiful Marlborough Bed in chocolate brown or the sumptuous Charlotte Bed in olive green, pay careful attention to leaning against the fabric when using body oils or hair products. In the event of staining, follow our guidelines above on how to clean your velvet bed to ensure you remove any marks as quickly as possible. 

It's important to avoid exposing velvet furniture to direct sunlight or heat sources, as this can cause fading and damage to the fabric over time. If possible, place your velvet bed away from radiators and protect your headboard and velvet cushions from sun exposure by drawing the blinds during the daytime. By following these simple protective care tips, you can appreciate the aesthetic beauty of your velvet pieces for far longer. 

How to style a bedroom with velvet 

Historically reserved for royalty and the elite, velvet whispers of opulence, elegance and sophistication. In modern day interior design, it brings depth, warmth and texture, seamlessly blending with any décor to add a touch of luxury to your bedroom sanctuary. Let Feather & Black’s exquisite collection of velvet beds and accent cushions inspire you to create a bedroom that speaks to your unique sense of style and taste. 

For a chic and understated look, our beautiful, weathered oak Aubrey Half Moon Bed exudes relaxed luxury with its statement semi-circular headboard upholstered in soft taupe-coloured velvet. Enhance the laidback vibe with our classic Linen Velvet Cushion featuring a washed velvet panel in the rich, earthy hues of mole and olive oil and filled with 100% duck 

Our stunning Wooster bed makes a bold and elegant statement with the Art Deco-inspired design of its impressive headboard, enveloped in lavish tones of rich brown or deep navy velvet. Further embrace 1920s style with our Geo Embossed Feather Cushion, finished in sumptuous velvet with a geometric design in rich jewel tones offset with a striking gold thread to give an effortlessly opulent look.

In a calm and cosy bedroom, indulge in the gentle curves and sumptuous softness of our Charlotte Bed, its cocooning headboard showcasing our signature winged finish. Wrapped in rich olive green or chocolate brown velvet, it pairs beautifully with the classic style of our Ava Velvet Cushion. The deep, complementing tones and discreet contrast detailing of the cushion make it the perfect choice for creating luxurious layers to sink into after a long day. 

Your destination for luxurious velvet furniture

When it comes to luxurious velvet bedroom furniture, Feather & Black’s collection is the epitome of exquisite style and outstanding quality, showcasing meticulous attention to detail. The beauty and versatility of the range, from stunning velvet beds to sumptuous velvet cushions, enables you to explore your décor desires and express your creativity as you craft a space that’s as comfortable and cosy as it is sophisticated and stylish. 

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