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Velvet Couches Are Going Viral on Instagram, Here Are 7 We Love

There's a reason George Costanza said he'd drape himself in velvet if it were socially acceptable. It's soft, it's luxurious, it's nostalgic. Velvet will always be fabulous, but it's having a moment right now in the form of living room furniture. Most specifically in the lush, inviting, modular style of velvet sofas going viral on Instagram.

From artist Hannah Carrick's magnificent bronze Sarah Ellison sofa as seen in our recent Makers home tour to the spectacular green sofa at the home of vintage furniture curator Run Goh, plus the blink-and-you'll-miss-it finds on our favourite vintage furniture sellers' Instagram accounts—here are 7 velvet couches to inspire you on your search.

Ultimate green modular

Twice tufted modules in a vibrant yellow-undertoned green, and perfectly rounded edges. Perfection.

That 70s Sofa!

Groovy and autumnal, this velvet sofa is incredibly bold and yet somehow so versatile.

Sans arms

This armless sofa has strong vintage energy, with its yellowy green colour palette and stripes.

Olive and wood

This olive green three-seater is made extra special with a wood accent at front.

Pink and tufted

From vintage seller @sauc.d, these mismatched modules create wonderful asymmetry when placed together. The colour? Gorgeous.


This caramel modular sofa at @curated_spaces is the perfect hero piece for a sizeable apartment living room, and the ideal colour to complement your indoor plants.

The Featherston Numero: Peach Edition

The highly coveted Featherston Numero is even more lust-worthy in peach velvet.

Bronze beauty

This bronze-toned sofa in the home of artist Hannah Carrick is utter perfection. Next time someone asks you where you want to be 10 years from now, just point to a photo of this Sarah Ellison couch.

Is your home craving vintage furniture? Here are our favourite sellers on Instagram.

To complement your new velvet sofa, consider a piece of vintage rattan furniture.

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