How to use Suede in your Home Interior

This season is all about creating interiors which include rich and sumptuous textures and opulent fabrics that create a luxurious living environment. The ‘Luxe Living’ trend has seen a huge rise in the popularity of gorgeous suede materials and accents that create a cosy and welcoming backdrop with a hint of boutique refinement.

From wall coverings to accessories this material gives a balance of natural beauty and glamour that can be adopted into both classic and contemporary homes.

Suede cushions are a fabulous way of creating colour and texture on a plain bed or seating area and the soft and peachy finish will give contrasting shades of colour for added visual detail. For a nature inspired look then partner cosy plain suede cushions in beige, brown and black and team them with knitted wool or faux fur designs and throws in complimentary colour palettes. For a nod to a western cowboy theme then select natural suede cushions with fringe detailing alongside cow print and leather items for a sophisticated ranch inspired look. If your prefer a more bright and uplifting look then select suede covers in bold and vibrant colour palettes or geometric shapes that will give a burst of colour in contemporary minimal homes.

One of the most appealing aspects of suede furnishings is its soft and subtle feel and appearance which creates a sense of luxurious femininity that works particularly well in living room and bedroom areas. Upholstered furniture items will create a cosy visual style that is both practical and elegant. For an opulent and expensive dining room design, team a rich cream or black painted dining table with a selection of shimmering, golden suede chairs with curvaceous French style carvings to create a high end look of glamour and elegance. If your wish to create a bedroom interior that is fit for a movie star then create some rich Hollywood glamour with a grand suede upholstered bed frame with a sleigh style footboard and large button effect headboard in gorgeous dove grey or sand colour tones.

There was a time when suede lampshades and ceiling pendants were reserved for the plain and extremely ‘beige’ interiors of the 1970s however within this current trend they have been given a new lease of life with a more modern and fresh appearance and design. A simple black suede lamp shade will look fabulous partnered with sleek chrome on gold plated bases which gives a hint of boutique hotel style that looks fabulous in monochrome home interiors. If your prefer a more colourful look then select a suede ceiling pendant in a soft pastel or neon colour shade that will create a focal point above a seating or dining area. If your are taken with the rustic yet stylish desert ranch look then team a neutral toned suede lamp shade with a quirky yet visually detailed antler shaped base for a artistic and sculptural centrepiece that will look fabulous on a lamp table or sideboard area.

Textural wallpaper and paint effects are making no sign of going out of fashion any time soon and are a great way of creating colour and detail on a plain feature wall or alcove area to compliment the overall look of your chosen interior space. Suede effect wallpapers are readily available in the high street and can be co-ordinated to your chosen upholstery and cushions for added luxury and style. These opulent wallpapers come in a vast range of natural and metallic colour tones that are perfect for creating a cosy and glamorous ambiance in a luxury bedroom area. If you are feeling artistic then try your hand at a ‘rag rolling’ paint technique that will mimic the tonal and textural appearance of suede materials and looks wonderful in both neutral and bold colour palettes. This paint effect or wallpaper design can also be used to decorate table tops, drawer fronts and doors for a co-ordinated luxe style appearance.

For more ideas on using suede in your home interior, take a look at our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Suede Interiors