If you thought corduroy went out the way of bellbottoms and bouffant hairdos, think again! More and more avant-garde interior designers are bringing in the 1960’s – right into your living room.
- A great alternative to velvet, corduroy is back in fashion and the trend is extending to living room interiors with corduroy couches and furnishings making quite the statement. Corduroy is a directional fabric, which makes cutting a bit tricky but it is worth the extra bit of effort.
- If you think the fabric looks tacky, you will be pleasantly surprised by the results as furniture and interior designers apply the material to stylish, contemporary frames.
- Corduroy upholstery looks best in a laid-back setting, such as a more relaxed living room or family room, versus a stiff, formal drawing room.
- If you want a bold and arresting look, then select wider waled (the number of ridges per inch) corduroy for your upholstery.
- Cheap, durable and available in a range of colours, corduroy upholstery actually makes a fair bit of sense and is a great home decorating idea, especially if you have young children who like jumping on the couch!