Bouclé (from the French word boucler, which means “to curl”) is a heavy textile containing nubby, looped yarn.
Boucle is the fabric of 2022/23 and beyond. Contrary to popular belief, bouclé isn’t a high maintenance fabric. Made from linen and cotton, boucle has low liquid absorption and won’t ball or pill like poly-blends or wool. Aesthetically, boucle is a great way to add texture and interest to a space instead of incorporating a new color. Comfort and quality are two things you won’t need to compromise on.
Danske Mobler Milan Boucle 3 Seater Sofa
Curves are having a moment, we know this. The reason this 3 seater boucle sofa works so well, is because it’s a neutral piece in an ivory colourway with a low-profile design and inviting curved edge that presents the perfect opportunity to make an enclave – and not have one oversized couch directed at your TV.
Valera Occasional Chair, Mocha
A stand-alone statement, this Parisian inspired chair is one of a kind. Standing at 720mm high, this is the perfect designer piece to elevate your living area and create different layers of height throughout the room. When everything is the same height, a space can feel flat and basic (no matter how many beautiful pieces are in there!) but when you mix and match, and more importantly layer the space, your eye moves around the room, enabling you to create different moments and vignettes.
Danske Mobler Tash Swivel Occasional Chair
Don’t underestimate the power and impact color can have in your home. This Danske Mobler swivel chair is simple in its form of soft curves and minimal detailing which contrasts strikingly against the bold copper tone of the boucle. Colors influence our mood, so depending on the environment you’re in, you could feel any type of way. The colour copper can make someone feel energetic and ecstatic, but mixing it with a soft boucle fabric gives it a homely touch that feels welcoming, inviting and down-to-earth.
SKIMS Cozy Knit Boucle Robe in Bone
Fashion and interiors are often strongly linked to and influenced by one another, which is why it’s no surprise to see Kim Kardashian has taken Boucle to the next level with her ‘Cozy Knit’ range. Crafted from an exceptionally stretchy boucle, this collection is warm, sexy and cozy.
Halo Barstool in Ivory
This barstool is everywhere right now -Target, Home Sweet Whare, Lounge and Living – all retailing for between $242-$248 (Home Sweet Whare currently has a sale on for $220 which is why they’re my chosen store to shop from). AC Homestore also has the same chair, retailing at $329.99, maybe because their photography is more expensive? We love this bar stool for a few reasons. A footrest and backrest make for easy sitting, and the contrast of black against the soft ivory adds elegance whilst keeping true to the simple form and design.
AC Homestore Boucle Curved Bedhead
The sweeping romanticism of curves in the bedroom is hard to beat which is why we’re loving this creative take on an otherwise typically ‘standard’ shaped piece of furniture; the headboard. Boucle is the perfect fabric choice for a headboard, easily spot cleaned with minimal absorption means your hair creams and serums are less likely to stain or mark behind your head. If you love your bedroom to be light and bright, this is the perfect way to add interest and texture. The only thing to be aware of is that this particular model doesn’t go to the ground, so you may need to consider sizing up to hide the base of the headboard.
Contempa Soho Boucle Armchair
Mid-century modern has found her knight in white shining armor. The extra-wide seat is designed for the utmost comfort, stuffed with memory foam on a fixed cushion base means you’ll never need to fluff and chop your pillows again. The refined design and slim profile that the Soho provides creates huge versatility. Propped off the floor by slimline NZ hardwood feet, your eye can travel ‘through’ the furniture and create a calming visual narrative.
All in all, Boucle is the one fabric not spinning yarns on itself and its popularity illustrates how designers are successfully crafting Boucle into stylish, versatile and comfy pieces.