Characterised by its oh-so-soft feel and elegant woolly texture, the boucle trend has made the comeback of a lifetime, and it looks like it's here to stay!
Tactile fabrics are an easy way to bring warmth into any space, so as we head into the cooler months, there’s no better time to embrace a bit of boucle in your home.
From design staples like boucle dining chairs and armchairs to plush boucle beds and versatile boucle cushions, keep scrolling for the low-down on all things boucle and some of our favourite selections here at Life.
What is Boucle?
Previously a staple in mid-century homes of the 1940s, Boucle is French for ‘curled’ and refers to the trendy fabric that exudes warmth, cosiness, and playful textures.
Boucle is usually made from wool, but can also sometimes be made from cotton, linen and acrylic fibres, that when knitted or woven, create a soft, cosy feel with a fleece-like look.
With both ease to pair back, and make a bold statement, boucle’s effortless elegance and ability to add visual texture to any room, make it one of the most versatile fabrics you can introduce into your home, no matter what you're looking for.
How to Style Boucle in Dining Spaces
Whilst some argue that the table is the star of the show in a dining room, it's no secret that dining chairs can make or break your space. Boucle dining chairs are the perfect way to create a chic dining space that is both inviting and stylish, with their ability to seamlessly pair with various other textures and materials like timber, rattan, and metals.
Our Noris Boucle Dining Chair offers a minimalist way to do precisely that, with its simplistic form and timeless design boasting a solid timber frame and sumptuous boucle upholstered seat to complement a broad range of décor styles.
If you're looking to make more of a statement, our Blake Boucle Rattan Dining Chair is a great way to wine and dine in style whilst adding textural interest and personality to your space. Showcasing an incredible combination of materials with its boucle seat and rattan backrest, it is sure to bring warmth into your dining area and make a strong design impact.
Is Boucle Durable?
Adding to its irresistible appeal, boucle is equally as practical as it is chic, and is extremely durable with its hard-wearing qualities and low-maintenance upkeep.
It can endure regular use with minimal signs of wear and tear, perfect for high-traffic zones, and kid–friendly homes as life’s inevitable little mishaps and snags won’t show up as easily on such a tactile and textured fabric.
Its composition also has low liquid absorption, making it fairly easy to clean your average accidental spill, minimising any potential damage.
How to Style Boucle in Bedroom and Living Spaces
Whether you're creating a cosy nook to curl up with a book or a sophisticated living space to relax in style, a curvy boucle armchair is sure to enhance your interior aesthetic to new heights. Our Monet Boucle Armchair is a cloud-like accent piece that exhibits a striking design, with a deep seat and generous curved proportions that wrap around the user to allow for maximum comfort and cosiness. Ideal to style with contrasting colourways and materials that make this piece pop, or keep it neutral to complement a minimalist style.
Style with our matching Monet Boucle Ottoman for a cohesive look, whilst also serving as a practical addition to your space. This shapely modern piece is versatile in use, where it can serve as extra seating when you have guests over, and also functions as a comfy spot to put your feet up after a long day.
Bringing boucle into the bedroom will create the ultimate sleep sanctuary only dreams are made of! With gorgeous line-stitched detailing, our Georgia Boucle Bed is a fabulous piece to bring into any bedroom, and works impeccably well with classic cotton bedding and crisp linens. With the option of black or gold legs, and available in both bed and bed frame options, you are sure to find the perfect style to complement your space.
Whether you choose a bold statement piece or accompanying accents, Boucle is a fantastic way to bring a touch of warmth, and textural interest into your home, with its versatility to style in so many unique ways.
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