There’s something about the look of tufted furniture that has become infinitely appealing; we suspect it has something to do with the way contemporary tufting walks the line between simplicity and opulence. We’ve taken a look at the way Platinum Series uses tufted furniture in an attempt to explain the popularity of this gorgeous home design trend.
Tufting helps soften the austerity of modern furnishings.
With its roots in Rococo and Victorian design, tufting ads a distinct softness to any room. While tufted furniture isn’t usually considered a modern design element, one or two pieces can be used in an otherwise minimalist space to great effect. In the bedroom of Platinum Series’ newest suite at the W Hotel, a gray tufted ottoman maintains the room’s simplicity while adding the perfect touch of softness and comfort.
Tufting adds dimension and texture to fabrics.
Tufting effectively highlights the uniqueness of different fabrics. The creases and valleys make velvet look extra soft and billowy, metallic fabrics more shimmery, and leather more rich and supple. Tufting even adds a richness and texture to simple fabrics like linen. In the master suite pictured above, Platinum Series plays with several textures by combining a silk tufted headboard with differently textured silks covering the duvet and pillows.
It lends a touch of feminine elegance to any room.
The tufted ottomans in this nursery are the perfect counterpoints to the bright rug and abstract painting over the crib. Combined with light pink curtains, the tufting adds a soothing element to an otherwise bold room. In our opinion, that’s a fabulous combination for a growing girl.
It’s tough to over-tuft.
We recently featured this living room in our post about orbit chandeliers, but the photo is an equally great example of how to go all out with tufted furniture. Platinum Series had no reservations about tufting in this room, choosing it for the chairs, ottomans, and sofa—even the coffee table!
Worked into everything from headboards to dining chairs, this home design trend shows no signs of slowing down. Want to see what else is trending in home design? Check out the Platinum Series Blog to find even more design trends, from modern kitchens to French estate architecture.