While it may have been labeled a very impractical trend by the Wall Street Journal only earlier this year, there is still no denying that the bouclé decor boom is flourishing in 2020. And, indeed, while the heavy fabric is prone to collecting crumbs thanks to the looped yarn that makes up the cloth, it does not change the fact that, according to Kelley Mason, Content and Creative Manager at Lulu and Georgia, it is “a super simple way to add texture to a space and an easy way to make any room feel cozy,”
Right now, with the world in flux and temperatures falling, it’s something that many people are wanting, so it’s not surprising that this trend has found its way into seemingly every home. And while Mason informs TZR that as early as 2018, the fabric began to see a revival, you will not see it die down anytime soon; she says it only started to gain momentum in late 2019. It’s hitting its stride now, in 2020.
In reality, at the moment, without seeing the trend, it’s difficult to scroll through Instagram, and that’s largely thanks in part to the many celebrities who have embraced it at home. Everyone has displayed their bouclé-covered items to the world, from actor Gabrielle Union to fashion designer Christian Siriano, showcasing the versatility and success of the textile in myriad ways.
And they may be celebrities, of course, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use that textile in your room, either. There are, in truth, some tricks to ease the pattern, as Mason describes. “The easiest way to add a touch of bouclé is [with] a pillow or throw — something relatively inexpensive that adds just a hint of texture, but can be easily moved from room to room until it finds its permanent home,” she says.
Although you don’t have to stop there if you’re obsessed. It’s a perfect way to upgrade a swivel club chair, and makes a beautiful fabric for a more graphic or structural formed chair, to soften the edges and make it feel a little more feminine overall.’ Right now I’m loving bouclé covered accent chairs in modern types.
With this advice in hand, continue to use the bouclé decor trend in your home, below, for some celebrity-approved ways to use it.
While bouclé often takes center stage in a venue, the One Kings Lane collection of Miranda Kerr proves that it can share the spotlight flawlessly. Here, on this glamorous accent chair, Kerr reveals just how comfortable the fabric can be by mixing it with velvet in the same shade of dusty pink.
Maximize the cozy forces of this textile with a bouclé-on-bouclé appearance à la Union. Her white couch was lined by the actor with matching throw pillows, which created a perfectly winter-ready effect.
When used in a smooth, tonal palette, Bouclé has a serene effect on any room, and that’s amplified even further. With two bouclé-covered chairs and a matching area rug, Jenner proves this perfectly in her room. (Bonus points if you match the look with your outfit, too.)
Was the idea of a bouclé too comfortable to feel modern? Again, remember. The textile feels remarkably fresh against polished wood and block-like shapes, as demonstrated in this crafted Siriano chair.
While there are plenty of ways to style bouclé, to look fantastic in your house, it does not have to require any complex decorating tricks. Let the house of Claudia Schiffer be a lesson in keeping things easy, just follow her lead and make it pop against a bright color with a sleek bouclé statement piece.