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Experience the Bouclé Effect: Timeless Texture, Modern Appeal


NAPLES, FL – March 20th, 2024 – In the ever-evolving realm of interior design, trends ebb and flow, yet some manage to establish a lasting presence. A few seasons ago, it burst onto the furnishing scene, swiftly becoming one of the most coveted options and is still gaining attention as a key player in elegantly gracing homes.

Its versatility extends beyond upholstered sofas, chairs, and armchairs; bouclé seamlessly integrates into other accessories like throws, cushions, and even rugs.

What is Bouclé Fabric?

Bouclé fabric is a type of textile characterized by its looped, curly surface named from the French word meaning “curled” or “ringed.” It is typically made from a variety of fibers, including wool, cotton, or synthetic blends. The loops in the fabric create a unique texture that is both soft and bouncy, making it a popular choice for upholstery, clothing, and accessories. Bouclé fabric is known for its durability and ability to add depth and interest to any design.

Why we love it! It’s like wearing a Chanel jacket.

Captivating us with its exquisite texture. First embraced by the iconic fashion house Coco Chanel in 1954, the fabric is instantly associated with luxury boasting a rich history and favored by a many renowned designers. For an added layer of texture to spaces, we love complementing them with bouclé decorative pillows! This distinctive texture not only enhances the tactile experience but also adds a touch of sophistication to any space.

Types of Bouclé:

While bouclé is commonly crafted from wool, it can also be fashioned from a range of other materials such as cotton, silk, and various synthetic blends. The selection of fibers can impact the texture, look, and robustness of the product.

There are several popular varieties of bouclé available in the market:

  • Wool Bouclé: Known for its warmth and durability, ideal for upholstery and heavy-duty applications.
  • Cotton Bouclé: Lighter and more breathable, suitable for clothing and lighter upholstery projects.
  • Synthetic Bouclé: Offers a wide range of colors and textures, often more affordable than natural fibers.
  • Blended Bouclé: Combines different fibers for enhanced properties, such as durability, texture, and color options.

Timelessness and Versatility

Thanks to its timeless appeal and versatile nature bouclé has experienced a notable resurgence, attributed to several factors. Firstly, in an era where design trends often blend classic and contemporary elements, bouclé fits in perfectly, offering a unique texture that adds depth and character to any space.

Additionally, the popularity of mid-century modern and Scandinavian design styles has contributed to bouclé’s revival. These styles prioritize comfort, functionality, and a sense of warmth in interiors, all of which are qualities that bouclé fabric embodies.

Lastly, the resurgence of interest in sustainable and ethically sourced materials has also played a role in bouclé’s popularity. As a fabric that is often made from natural fibers such as wool, bouclé aligns with the growing preference for eco-friendly and responsibly produced materials.

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Pros and Cons:

Durability and resistance to wear

The durability of bouclé fabric largely depends on the fibers used. For instance, some bouclé furniture is crafted using synthetic fibers such as polyester, known for its strength and durability. Polyester bouclé can even be treated with a performance coating, enhancing their spill and stain resistant properties.

Things to keep an eye on

While bouclé fabric adds aesthetic charm, several factors warrant consideration before incorporating it into your home. For pet owners, bouclé may not be the ideal choice, as it can be easily pulled and shredded by cats or dogs, given its tendency to snag. Thus, careful handling is essential. Additionally, bouclé fabric can feel stiff and scratchy on the skin. To find a suitable option, it’s wise to request multiple fabric samples for comparison.

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Founded in 2011 by father-son duo Clive and Daniel Lubner, Clive Daniel Home is Southwest Florida’s premier destination for luxury home furnishings and custom residential and commercial interior design services. Since its inception, the brand has won more than 430 awards for design excellence, including Best New Showroom in the USA. With an 85,000 square-foot flagship in Naples, a 70,000 square-foot showroom in Boca Raton, a 70,000 square-foot showroom in Sarasota, and a 50,000 square-foot showroom in Fort Myers. Clive Daniel Home offers an unparalleled mix of contemporary, traditional, and casual designs.