Bouclé is having a moment! You know the fabric – it uses a looped yarn and the loops can be small and tight giving a fuzzy feel to the fabric or they can be larger giving a more textured look and feel. Bouclé means loop in French so it all makes sense!
It’s a durable and highly adaptable fabric which makes it an ideal home furnishings option. There’s a lot of white and cream boucle chairs and cushions on the high street right now but the fabric actually comes in all hues and can work extremely in all natural tones. I particularly like it used in greens – already a calming colour but the addition of the Bouclé feel brings an added element of relaxation!
Both Mark Alexander and Zinc have great collections and these are distributed by a supplier I work with often – Romo.
So, how can you get a Bouclé boost in your home?
An ideal solution if you’re not so sure or perhaps just want to incorporate a nod to this nubby fabric. Bouclé is perfect for cushions – it’s extremely tactile and can come in the softest of varieties. Providing the ideal resting place for sleepy heads in search of an afternoon nap! Use it to complement your existing colour scheme or liven things up by injecting some contrast.
Got a chair or even sofa that is looking a little unloved? Bouclé could be the answer! It’s spot on trend and works particularly well with angular and wooden framed pieces. Think 1970s armchairs!
The brilliance of boucle is that it’s heavy enough to have excellent noise and light absorption properties. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a heavyweight or unyielding fabric. Wool is the most common fibre to be ‘Boucléd (we may have just invented a word there!) but cotton, linen, and silk can all also be used to achieve the desired texture. So, the possibilities are endless!
At Furnishing Studios we’ve been helping customers with their soft furnishing needs since the 1980s. If you’d like to explore the possibilities for bringing Bouclé back then why not get in touch?