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.