Would you like to choose a velvet sofa for your home, but are afraid that it will get too easily damaged? In addition to the shape and size of your sofa, it is also important to consider the type of upholstery. Indeed which is better? Fabric? Leather? Or perhaps velvet? Each has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is a decision to consider carefully and it shouldn’t based solely on your taste, but also on your personal and family needs. If you are looking into buying a velvet sofa, here is a list of the pros and cons so that you can get rid of any lingering doubts that might be separating you from getting the furnishing accessory of your dreams.
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A velvet sofa is definitely a timeless, elegant and refined piece of furniture. It fits perfectly in the most classic furnishings or if you’re looking to give a vintage touch to your living room. Models such as ‘Art nouveau’ and ‘Belle epoque’ by Calia Italia make any room chic and romantic, creating a harmonious mix between the present and the past.
However, velvet sofas are not only suited to more traditional styles. Coming back in vogue in both furniture and clothing, velvet goes well with more contemporary sofa shapes, such as the ‘Fly’ model, a new creation by Calia Italia.
This piece of furniture will certainly not go unnoticed and is perfect if you want to make your living room décor unique and innovative.
Obviously, choosing a velvet sofa is not only about aesthetics. It’s also about functionality. If you are a tidy person and have the possibility to clean it frequently, a velvet sofa is right for you and your home.
Relaxing will definitely not be a problem with the ‘Alicudi’ model by Calia Italia. Thanks to its cosy shapes and a tilting backrest that allows the depth of the seat to be adjusted, an unparalleled comfort experience can be assured.
Velvet sofas are sophisticated and loved by many, but in some cases they may not be the best choice. For example, if you have small children at home who love to play on the sofa, it is best to avoid them. Any stains will be very difficult to remove and velvet sofas don’t usually have removable covers.
Having pets such as cats and dogs in the home is another reason why not to choose a velvet sofa. The upholstery could get ruined by scratches, or hair may make it difficult to clean since velvet requires the use of brushes to adequately remove dust and hair.
In general, this type of upholstery is not recommended if you do not have the possibility to frequently and meticulously clean your sofa – especially if there are people in the house who are allergic to dust mites. Indeed without proper maintenance velvet sofas tend to gather more dust than fabric or leather.