/'bu:klei/ [boo-kely]Noun. The fabric of the season, bouclé is having a moment in interiors. This cozy and textural fabric is relevant, comforting, and right on trend.
What is it?
French for ‘curl’ or ‘loop’, bouclé is a woven fabric made from a looped yarn to create a nubby-textured textile. Invented in the 1940s, this fabric has been favoured by interior lovers all around the world ever since.
Why do we love it?
(1) Bouclé is the perfect marriage between classic style and contemporary trends. Popularised with the release of the “Womb chair” designed by American Architect Eero Saarinen, Bouclé has been simultaneously fashionable and timeless since its inception. (2) Not only is this unique fabric beautifully elegant, it is also hardy, durable, and long-lasting. If you are looking for an upholstery fabric that will last you through the ages, bouclé is the one. (3) Bouclé is ageless. It works in any season, whether you are looking to add a cosy plushness to your home in the winter, or a light texture to your space in the summer months, bouclé is a versatile and reliable fabric. A playful take on classic style, Bouclé is back and it is ready to stay.
How to style Bouclé
(1) Use it as an accent piece - Add extra comfort and texture to a space with a bouclé occasional chair, cushion, or ottoman for a playful yet simple addition. (2) Go big with Bouclé -
Use bouclé to upholster a couch, bed, or dining chairs for a beautifully textured and cohesive look & feel. The versatile nature of this fabric means it can be used as an accent or a statement piece. Top tip: Embrace uniqueness with Bouclé. Don’t be afraid to mix different textures and shapes when working with this fabric.
Heard the good news?
Coricraft is introducing a new collection of Bouclé fabrics available in 3 beautiful hues. Upholster any of our made to order couches, dining chairs, headboards & beds for the perfect Bouclé addition to your home.