POPULAR in the 40s and 50s, bouclé is back with a vengeance. Most often most seen in white and cream, the fabric itself is fuzzy in appearance, almost like a worn jumper or cardigan that’s pilling. Bouclé is both a type of fabric and a type of yarn, each characterised by small loops of material that create a fleecy, textured look and feel.
Traditionally, bouclé fabric was used in window treatments like curtains, but modern homes, with their preference for sheers and/or roller blinds, avoid this approach and instead adorn pieces like curved armchairs and sofas in it, as well as headboards and ottomans too. You can also use it in a smaller way by adding bouclé rugs, cushions, throws and bedding.
You’ll most often see bouclé sofas in white or cream, and a lot of the time the sofa shapes are quite fluid. They’re curved or feature puffy arms and a deep profile.
As this furniture covering increases in popularity, options at both ends of the affordability scale should increase, meaning everyone can introduce this element into their existing décor scheme.