TUFTED FURNITURE: IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS February 05 2013, 0 Comments

Tufting is an upholstery technique that has been used in furniture design since the eighteenth century.   At one time, it may have been considered an old fashioned look but it has been back for a while and is very fresh in today's contemporary design.  Tufting showcases beautiful fabrics and leathers and creates a rich, billowy look and texture to any furniture or accent piece.  Here are some ideas of how tufting can really elevate a design.


The tufted back of this sofa adds texture and dimension to an otherwise simple design.  The pleating and shadows from the tufted button pattern are a beautiful contrast to the simple tight seat cushion and do not compete with the other patterns in the room.  via Simone Design.


A tufted velvet cocktail ottoman is the perfect centerpiece for this cozy sitting area.  It brings interest and dimension to the simple linen upholstered wing chairs and accent chairs.  via Jodie Carter Design.

A tufted headboard and foot board bring a sense of romance and drama to this otherwise simple space.   via Gramercy.

This beautiful blue tufted velvet desk chair makes a bold fashion statement in this office space.  via Leaves You Wanting More.

A curved tufted banquette against the back of this kitchen island creates a gorgeous custom eating area.  via My Design Chic.