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Velvet Barstools – The Pros and Cons

The elegant aesthetics that velvet furniture can bring to your home makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking to add a splash of sophistication to their space.

Velvet furniture has been popular for centuries, and its sumptuous appearance has helped it to retain its enduring appeal. 

Armchairs, sofas, cushions, and throws are all popular ways to introduce velvet furniture into your home, but what’s the best way to add that same glamourous vibe to your kitchen? 

Velvet barstools and dining chairs are available in a wide variety of designs, colours, and patterns. They can bring a classic and iconic look to the interior of any kitchen, dining room or bar.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of velvet barstools. We’ll also provide some handy tips on caring for your velvet furniture.

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Benefits of Velvet Barstools

No longer limited to use in bars and restaurants, barstools are now more commonly used in homes. This rapid rise in popularity is due to their versatility, accessibility, and the fact that they can be used to seamlessly tie your décor choices together.

Barstools can be used to create a casual dining space at a kitchen island for a quick snack. They’re great for times when there’s only a couple of people eating, so it’s not necessary to set the dining table. Barstools can also be used to create a ‘hangout’ area at your bar, or used with tall dining tables for a standout look. 

Velvet barstools, in particular, have several benefits over other fabrics. These include:

  • Velvet barstools will provide your kitchen or dining space with an instant feeling of opulence and warmth.
  • As velvet barstools subtly catch the light, this gives their colours far more depth than those made from other fabrics.
  • If you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort, you really can’t beat the soft, quality feel of velvet barstools. The fabric is warm and breathable, making them an ideal choice for luxurious kitchen seating.
  • Velvet is a truly classic fabric. Velvet barstools will never go out of fashion, unlike some other design fads. 
  • Velvet is resistant to shrinking and pilling, returning to its natural state, even after heavy use.

Drawbacks of Velvet Barstools

Whilst the benefits of velvet barstools certainly outweigh the drawbacks, there are a few points you should consider before investing in them. 

  • If you have pets, bear in mind that velvet barstools can attract pet hair.
  • Velvet can sometimes weaken when exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, it’s best not to place your barstools in front of a window.
  • Due to the plush nature of velvet barstools, you may find that they need cleaning more often than those made from other fabrics, to prevent dust accumulating.

How to Clean Velvet Barstools

Cleaning velvet barstools is much easier than you might think. The fabric is far from delicate, and can withstand a good brush.

As with any upholstered furniture, it’s best to clean up spills as soon as they occur. It’s much easier to clean velvet if you can get to it before any liquid penetrates the base fabric.

We recommend dabbing, rather than rubbing, as this is the best way to soak up spillages.

For general cleaning, you can brush your velvet barstools with a soft clothes brush. You should ensure that your brush strokes are in the direction of the fibres.

If any dirt or stains remain, simply use a soft cloth with some warm soapy water to wipe your velvet barstools in a circular motion.

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Where to Buy Velvet Barstools

If this post has inspired you to invest in some stylish velvet barstools for your home, check out the extensive collection at Arighi Bianchi.

With many styles and colours available, you’re sure to find the perfect barstools to add luxury and functionality to your space.

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