Sometime earlier this year bouclé furniture began trending on the internet but this certainly isn’t its first time in the limelight. In fact, bouclé furniture has been around for a long time and is nowhere near making its exit anytime soon either. Let’s find out what the hype for this timeless upholstery option is all about.
What Is Bouclé Fabric?
Bouclé fabric is a material that is woven with a looped or curled ply which gives it its looped texture and plush, raised surface. Its name is derived from the French word “boucler”, meaning “to buckle” or “to curl”. While typically made from wool, bouclé can also be made from polyester, cotton, linen and silk.
Bouclé doesn’t just look comfortable — it is comfortable, and has a soft texture despite its highly-textured, nubby appearance, making it ideal for adding softness to everything from furniture to decor. It also tends to have a matte appearance that gives off a cotton glow when exposed to sunlight.
How to Decorate with Bouclé Furniture
Bouclé is easy on the eyes thanks to its simplicity, yet its unusual texture adds depth to any space it’s used in — making it the perfect upholstery fabric for statement furniture and creating contrast with varying textures. Be it in bigger spaces such as hotel lobbies and office reception areas, or even a home with a small living room, its plushness will infuse the space with a dose of minimalist luxe or even “hygge” depending on your interior decor design. Unsure about how to include bouclé furniture in your living space or establishment? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Create contrast with a bouclé sofa
Furniture upholstered in bouclé fabric has nubby bumps and tufts of fluff which is ideal for creating contrast with the smoother textures of your other furniture such as tables and cabinets. Too much harmony can be monotonous hence, putting the spotlight on cosy textures with a bouclé sofa such as the Gillian 2-Seater Sofa is the perfect way to add visual interest.
2. Use statement armchairs or loungers
If you’re not looking to upgrade your sofa or lack space due to a small living room or lounge area, then let bouclé fabric help you set the tone for your space in the form of statement bouclé armchairs or a bouclé lounger. Take your pick from the Senett, Cassano, Haber or Perez Loungers that are available in several gorgeous nude and earthy shades or opt for a 2-in-1 lounge chair with the Korsch + Tablet Lounger for a chair that means business yet remains snuggle-worthy.
3. Start off small with bouclé low stools, high stools or dining chairs
Fret not if the idea of investing in larger furniture pieces feels too daunting or if you only have a small living room to work with. You can still add the plushness of bouclé to your home and establishment via smaller furniture pieces such as bouclé low stools like our Mullerton Stool or high stools to create small pockets of cosiness throughout your living room and home. Dining chairs like Dominic in a light shade of grey turn on the hygge vibe, effortlessly. The versatility of bouclé ensures that your bouclé furniture will fit into your interior design plans no matter how big or small without looking too over the top.
4. Minimalist luxe or cosy hygge corners
With bouclé fabric furniture, you don’t have to choose between having your minimalist luxe or cosy hygge corners — you can have them both. Bouclé chairs are perfect for achieving that stylish Scandinavian look yet the material also offers a subtle cocoon-like feel that’s very hygge. You can easily incorporate it into any space in your home or establishment, be it as dining room chairs or even lobby chairs for reception areas. Don’t see a piece you like from our standard range? Fret not, because a wide range of seatings from Comfort Furniture can be customised using bouclé fabric that features 50 colourways — there’s one that’s sure to match your interior theme!
Benefits of Bouclé Fabric
1. It’s heavy enough to offer some acoustic absorption
Bouclé fabric’s cosy composition doesn’t just provide that pleasantly plush feeling, it also provides some acoustic absorption, making it bouclé-upholstered chairs suitable for places such as lobbies, reception areas and living rooms.
2. It pairs incredibly with curvy shapes
Bouclé has often been paired with mid-century furniture to help soften out the sharper lines with its abundance of texture and warmth. Curved corners and soft fabrics like bouclé are a design match made in heaven for a child-friendly living room too, particularly if you have small children.
3. It is durable and low maintenance
Contrary to its plush nature, bouclé is rather durable and low maintenance. The method in which it is woven enhances its durability while the composition of its fibres allows it to withstand sunlight, thus making it somewhat resistant to fading.
4. It is versatile and stylish
For a fabric like bouclé, there is no such thing as being over the top. Its appearance is subtle and uncomplicated, making it stylishly versatile. At Comfort Furniture, our bouclé beauties come in two different variations: the Teddy range which offers a less nubby texture and the Senza range which is more tactile. However, regardless of how big or small your living room, lounge area or lobby may be, bouclé is sure to add a fuss-free dose of quiet luxury to the space.
We could all use a little more warmth and cosiness in our lives, so turn up the dial on the comfy factor and invest in bouclé furniture! Explore a new world of luxurious comfort with our range of bouclé furniture items at Comfort Furniture’s online store or showroom today. Don’t see a design you want in our list of bouclé furniture? Get in contact with us and we’d be more than happy to help you bring your furniture ideas to life in bouclé upholstery!
Grace has been making waves in the furniture industry. Since taking over as one of the second-generation owners of the company, together with her husband and her father-in-law, Comfort Furniture has evolved from being a conventional furniture business into an omnichannel retailer-cum-commercial furniture specialist. With furniture that excels in both function and design, on top of being trendy, Comfort Furniture is undoubtedly one of the leading furniture brands out there. Being a mother of two, Grace genuinely understands the varying needs and thought processes of families when it comes to choosing the furniture for their humble abode. You can always count on her for accurate, expert advice.
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