Reasons to add the bouclé chair to your home
A boucle accent chair perfectly blends style, sophistication, and comfort. Interior design and furniture trends come and go, but the bouclé chair has not lost its charm ever since it became a sensation when Eero Saarinen designed it in the 1940s for Florence Knoll.
This stylish and comfortable furniture graces the homes of the elite and here are the reasons why:
A white boucle chair is synonymous with Parisian chic – understated, refined, and timeless. The looped, woven wool that constitutes this fabric is a perfect combination of style and elegance, resembling the quintessential Chanel jackets.
Whether a swivel boucle chair, lounge chair, or dining chair, every piece is stylish and elegant and fits effortlessly in modern and contemporary homes.
Fun Fact: Coco Chanel premiered the first iteration of their classic jackets in 1954, several years after the bouclé chair was introduced, leading people to believe that the fabric and texture was bouclé inspires.
This fabric inherently feels and looks soft and plump and lends a sense of comfort, and is a big reason for its high demand. Bouclé has always been synonymous with leisure and comfort, but it is even more in demand in the post-pandemic world. Aside from the softness of the fabric, bouclé furniture usually has rounded and relaxed designs rendering them very comfortable to sit or lounge around for hours without any problem.
Bouclé is also a very warm fabric, reflecting a loving home's warm and cozy environment. This is also why bouclé was initially a preferred fabric of furniture upholstery in colder regions.
The epitome of modern luxury
In terms of textiles, bouclé is unique and is the epitome of luxury without being over the top like silk, velvet, or leather. Besides, this fabric is not overly traditional like linen or cotton, making it a perfectly modern fabric for mounting on furniture, including chairs.
Bouclé is also breathable and pairs seamlessly with curvilinear shapes, which resonates very well with modern furniture designers.
So, regardless of your interior tastes – minimalistic, modern, eclectic, or easygoing, bouclé furniture will blend seamlessly.
How to clean a boucle chair
We first vacuum our surroundings. Similarly, vacuuming your chair with an upholstery attachment will rid it of dust and dirt from the surface to the bottom. Be sure to change your position every 5-10 seconds to get all the remnants in hiding, and use a small attachment to do so, as it’s easier to clean that way.
Boucle is made of curls and loops, so a soft-bristled brush is required to brush the fabric. While it’s not recommended to brush your Boucle regularly, considering over-cleaning damages the fabric, be sure to brush it as gently as possible to extend its longevity whenever you decide to brush it.
3. Water-Based Cleaner
You can clean your chair using a mixture of detergent or dish soap in small quantities. Use a clean, dry cloth and start rubbing along the fabric stains.
Once you’re done washing the fabric, make sure you know it has completely dried before you put it to use again. Be sure not to soak the fabric too long to avoid shrinking, and always use less water, just enough to dampen the fabric.