Suede is trending and while you might be unsure now, we think you’ll soon agree it’s a sure-fire way to add a touch of luxury at home.
Lily Cumberland, senior interior designer at Coco Republic, says, “The best way to decorate with suede furniture and accessories is to use it as sparingly as possible, combining it with fabric upholstery.”
“Try using suede on an accent chair or coffee table ottoman, and pair it back with a chunky wool throw or sheepskin for extra layering and texture,” she adds.
Here we’ve picked out some of our favourite ways to play with the suede furniture trend at home.
Classic dining chairs
A safe and easy way to play with a trend like suede furniture is through classic dining chairs. You might opt for just one in the corner of a room or buy a set of dining chairs – no matter, it will provide a tasteful addition to a space.
Traditional-style seating, like these Calais dining chairs from Pottery Barn, will give the suede trend longevity in your home via their timeless shape. Bonus points for the fact they’re seriously comfortable, too.
Soft cushions & other furnishings
If all else fails and you’re a little bit shy when it comes to trying suede at home, start with soft furnishings, like cushions.
Suede cushions make great filler cushions to complement patterned ones.
They also add instant elegance due to their texture and sumptuous look and feel.
Suede-like fabric on sofas is having a moment.
Textured, plush and comfortable… what’s not to love about a couch you can really snuggle into?
The good news is, you don’t have to worry about delicate suede fabric either, as there are many designers playing around with fabrics that look and feel like suede but are much more durable.
Case in point: This divine blue velvet number by Brosa.
If you’re feeling bold and really want to make a statement with suede, introduce the trend into your home with a piece that really wows.
From desks to chairs, there are some great options out there but we can’t go by this Bastille armchair from Coco Republic.
Just remember, if you opt for suede in a statement piece you should limit the fabric elsewhere in your home.
Decor and objects
There’s no denying that every house or apartment needs a little suede inside its walls.
Stylish, plush and just quite nice to touch, a little bit of suede goes a long way. So why not dot a couple of decorative pieces around the home instead of opting for larger furniture items?
Suede-like fabrics can really amp up the luxe factor in a space, whether it’s a photo frame or glam serving tray, like this gorgeous blue one beautifully covered with faux shagreen.
This article was originally published as Suede furniture is in: 5 chic ways to try it at home by www.realestate.com.au and is written by Alexandra O’Brien.