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.
Cosy Up With Bouclé Fabric
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. Here's how to include bouclé furniture in your living space or establishment:
Experiment With The Cosy Scandinavian Vibes
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 piece is the perfect way to add visual interest.
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. You can plaster bouclé on almost anything that comes with fabric upholstery and when it comes with a wide range of colour options, you would want to have them in your home. Take baby steps and start with smaller furniture such as lounge chairs.READ MORE