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Sofas often serve as the centerpieces of our living rooms, helping to anchor our personal aesthetics while providing a comfortable place to relax and unwind with loved ones. They're also often the biggest pieces of furniture in the room, so investing in a new one can completely transform your room's design.
If you're looking to immediately enhance your living room aesthetic, then a blue sofa with welcoming, buttery soft velvet upholstery is a great option.
According to Lisa Modica of Cherry Tree Interior Design, these sofas are super on trend and a great way to make a beautiful style statement: "Blue velvet sofas are definitely it right now. People are starting to move away from all neutrals and want to incorporate bold statement colors into their home, and blue is a gorgeous, calming color that works with many styles and color schemes. There's just something about a deep, blue velvet that makes you want to sink in and relax.”
At Living Cozy, we work closely with furniture brands and industry professionals to create comprehensive guides to help you find the perfect pieces for your home. In this guide, you'll hear from interior design and furniture experts including:
Lisa Modica, founder and interior designer at Cherry Tree Interiors
Karen Rohr, interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, a Best of Houzz award winner five years running.
These 11 Blue Velvet Sofas Will Infuse Any Room with Plush, Luxurious Style
With its classic silhouette and neutral shade of blue, this gorgeous sofa will look fresh in your living room for years to come. The performance velvet upholstery features a synthetic and cotton blend that gives it a quiet sheen while making it incredibly durable, so it's a great option if you have pets or little ones. The sofa also happens to be a favorite of Lisa Modica:
“I absolutely love the Crosby sofa from Maiden Home in Sapphire, which is a performance velvet in a beautiful deep blue. Maiden Home has excellent quality furniture made in North Carolina, and their velvets are just as high-quality,” Modica said. “The fact that it is a polyester performance fabric that is sturdy and stain-resistant makes it a no-brainer. They also have a light blue velvet called Sky that is so pretty.”
Each Maiden Home sofa is crafted to order and American-made in North Carolina.
This sofa's long, airy legs and square arms give it a distinctly mid-century modern feel, while its performance velvet fabric ensures it can withstand whatever life throws at it. Meanwhile, the couch's three-layer foam and fabric cushions will keep you ultra-comfortable throughout all your favorite shows.
This blue sofa also comes with thoughtful details, like a built-in USB charger for your devices and a little velvet brush to keep it looking new. Burrow's Nomad sofa features a modular design, making it incredibly flexible and customizable — whether you're looking for a small loveseat for your home office, a 3-seater, or a big corner sectional for the whole family, you'll be able to create a sofa perfect for your space. Burrow sleep kit can also convert the Nomad into a sofa bed.
Brand: Edloe Finch Price: $2,095 Offer: Get 10% off sofas and sectionals at Edloe Finch with code: COZY10
Featuring gilded legs and a breezy silhouette, this eye-catching royal blue sectional combines mid-century modern and glam aesthetics to create a timeless piece that will instantly elevate your aesthetic.
The rich navy hue is equally luxurious and versatile, while the cruelty-free, down feather cushions beg for long nights of cozying up with loved ones in front of your favorite show.
This elegant sofa's pretty blue hue is incredibly neutral, so it's great for anyone seeking a blue sofa that won't overwhelm their color palette. Given its gorgeous, vintage-inspired design, it's no surprise that the sofa is a designer favorite.
According to Karen Rohr interior designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, "The Fabienne Sofa by Lulu & Georgia is a perfect representation of timeless design with this velvet blue tone. Blue velvet sofas instantly add luxe appeal to your living room and they're certain to be a favorite landing spot for family members and friends. The legs add an antique touch to help elevate the living room with its charming details!”
This plush velvet couch comes in two different shades of blue—a deep, textured navy and a lighter, dusky blue. It's also highly customizable, allowing you to choose from several different sizes, legs, and seat depths, so it's easy to find the perfect fit for your space and needs.
According to Lisa Modica, "Interior Define's Sloan sofa is a great quality sofa with plenty of comfort and custom options. Their distressed velvet is also a polyester performance fabric, so it is stain-resistant and easy to clean.”
This blue velvet sectional is made from recycled water bottles, making it as sustainable as it is stylish. The wood legs come in two different finishes—light and dark—and the removable back cushions make easy work of fluffing and washing when needed. Its chaise extension can also be set up on either side.
This modern sofa is also a favorite of Karen Gutierrez:
“The Essential Sectional by Sabai is a beautiful, compact and affordable piece. I love that the piece does not include toxic off-gassing and is built with FSC-certified wood. I also love that the velvet fibers are recycled and upcycled. The corner-blocked sectional features a mid-century modern silhouette which makes it the ideal sofa for lounging. This will be an item I plan to save and hopefully place in future projects as we value sustainable green products when sourcing for clients at Mackenzie Collier Interiors.”
The couch's removable seat cushions feature mattress-quality foam topped with cruelty-free synthetic feathers, making for a plush and inviting seat and backrest, while a spring suspension system underneath the cushions provides plenty of support.
With its comfy cushions and deep reclined seat, this tight-back, tufted sofa is literally made for rest and relaxation. And the performance upholstery will hold up well even when your relaxation is interrupted by pets and kids jumping on the couch with you.
Karen Gutierrez loves the couch for its thoughtful design: “This is such a lovely piece that incorporates a subtle combination of modern and classic touches. This sofa has a comfortable design and an extra cozy back since it is deep and reclined. The Sky-colored sofa brings in light to add a soft and delicate color palette to any room and is equipped to resist stains and spills with a performance velvet.”
This classic sectional sofa, complete with a button-tufted back, features a solid wood frame and breathable hypoallergenic fabrics that make it a great fit for anyone prone to allergies. The cushions are detachable and flippable, so they're easy to refresh when needed, and they feature thick density foam that offers a cozy and supportive feel.
The sofa also offers two blue velvet hues to choose from—Eclipse, which is a sophisticated navy blue velvet hue, and Cobalt, which is slightly bolder and more vibrant than Eclipse.
Brand: Joss & Main (owned by Wayfair) Price: $1,060
Crafted from solid wood, this gorgeous velvet sofa features rolled arms and a gorgeous blue color that can enhance any look. Long, tapered walnut legs give the sofa a mid-century feel, while the removable seat and back cushions make it a breeze to fluff up and clean.
The sofa's elegantly simple design also makes it easy to dress up or down, lending itself equally well to throw pillows with vibrant patterns or pillows with more neutral designs, depending on the rest of your home decor.
If you like glam sofas, then you'll love this tufted velvet beauty from Article. The bench seat and regal bolsters along the armrests give it a sophisticated, upscale feel, while plush cushions and a solid wood frame ensure the sofa will provide abundant comfort for years to come.
The sofa also comes in two blue hues. “I love the Article Sven sofa in Cascadia Blue for a nice deep blue or Lagoon Blue for a lighter blue," recommends Lisa Modica. "They are well-made, comfortable, and stylish. I love a bench cushion for a sleek look.”
There are all kinds of ways to style a blue velvet sofa depending on your preferences, but there are some general tips you can use to make the process easier. Lisa Modica recommends making the blue sofa the statement piece of your living room furniture: “Be sure it's positioned in your room to be the center of attention and use coordinating colors that make the blue pop. Throw pillows and other home decor in green, pink, or deep purple are great to set off the jewel tones of the sofa, but you can really get creative here as well.”
“Be sure it's positioned in your room to be the center of attention and use coordinating colors that make the blue pop."
Speaking of throw pillows, they're a simple way to complement your new sofa and solidify your overall aesthetic. Plus, they can be easily switched and swapped whenever you're in the mood for a style update. Karen Gutierrez suggests, "Using both lighter- and darker-hued [throw pillows] in the same velvet fabric as the sofa." This technique will make your design feel more layered and dynamic. Similarly, you can use throw blankets to complement your pillows and increase the coziness factor of your design.
And if you love a glam look, then opting for a luxe, tuxedo, or chesterfield sofa with a tufted back is a no-brainer since they have a special knack for making spaces feel more glamorous. Gutierrez recommends complementing your sofa with brass home decor pieces, like vases or an ottoman with gilded legs, to really maximize its glamorous feel. A rustic coffee table can also work as a lovely counterbalance to an eye-catching settee.
In addition to your overall aesthetic, you should also consider function when incorporating your sofa into your space. “Always be mindful of the use and traffic of the living room," recommends Gutierrez. "Velvet fabric can wear out quickly with use and it can be difficult to clean compared to other fabrics." However, many velvet sofas, including several of the sofas on this roundup, feature performance upholstery that stands up fairly well in high-traffic living rooms.
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Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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