Bouclé Is The Homeware Trend That’s As Cosy As It Is Chic

Sadhbh O'Sullivan
·3-min read

Cosy textiles are hardly new to the homeware space but for obvious reasons they have become more popular than ever. And bouclé, thanks to its softness, heaviness and intriguing texture, is dominating our homes.

More traditionally associated with fashion (be that through the lens of Coco Chanel or in Berghaus fleeces), bouclé has been steadily making its way onto pillows, chairs, throws and even headboards. It straddles that line between muted and minimal (thanks to its neutral shades and subtle texture) and is unashamedly cosy. It's basically like turning your furniture into chic little teddy bears, making it the perfect fabric for when you want to feel snuggly but not sloppy.

If you don't feel like buying new, there is plenty of upcycling potential with this trend, as shown by this particularly great TikTok. Bringing new life to furniture with a reupholster is the kind of easy DIY we can get behind.

If you're not feeling the DIY and want to dive headfirst into the cosy trend, there are plenty of options on the market, too.

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There are many bouclé chairs out there but this shell-like swivel armchair is a particularly bold version. The art deco style works in a range of living spaces and makes for a perfect statement piece. <br><br><strong>CultFurniture</strong> Cult Living Penny Swivel Armchair, Boucle Upholstered, $, available at <a href="https://www.cultfurniture.com/furniture-c10/chairs-c3/penny-swivel-armchair-velvet-upholstered-charcoal-grey-p28158" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CultFurniture" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">CultFurniture</a>
There are many bouclé chairs out there but this shell-like swivel armchair is a particularly bold version. The art deco style works in a range of living spaces and makes for a perfect statement piece.

CultFurniture Cult Living Penny Swivel Armchair, Boucle Upholstered, $, available at CultFurniture
The most delightful, structural and pointless cushion comes in the form of a sphere, naturally. Perfect for adding texture to a living room or, alternatively, playing a round of catch.<br><br><strong>BallsyUK</strong> Beige Boucle Sphere Cushion, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/946307834/beige-boucle-shpere-cushion-ball-pillow?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
The most delightful, structural and pointless cushion comes in the form of a sphere, naturally. Perfect for adding texture to a living room or, alternatively, playing a round of catch.

BallsyUK Beige Boucle Sphere Cushion, $, available at Etsy
At first glance, most bouclé items seem to come in shades of white but it's not the only colour available by any means. The camel colour of this knot cushion adds a lovely bit of textural richness to your room.<br><br><strong>Hestia</strong> Camel Boucle Knot Cushion, $, available at <a href="https://www.hearthestia.com/product-page/camel-boucle-knot-cushion" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hestia" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hestia</a>
At first glance, most bouclé items seem to come in shades of white but it's not the only colour available by any means. The camel colour of this knot cushion adds a lovely bit of textural richness to your room.

Hestia Camel Boucle Knot Cushion, $, available at Hestia
A lockdown life without cosy wool blankets just doesn't sound bearable. Bouclé was made to shine in blanket form, as shown in this beauty from Zara Home.<br><br><strong>Zara Home</strong> Bouclé Wool Blanket, $, available at <a href="https://www.zarahome.com/gb/boucl%C3%A9-wool-blanket-c0p302119037.html?srch=true" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara Home</a>
A lockdown life without cosy wool blankets just doesn't sound bearable. Bouclé was made to shine in blanket form, as shown in this beauty from Zara Home.

Zara Home Bouclé Wool Blanket, $, available at Zara Home
Office chairs don't have to be the lumbering ergonomic ones we're used to. They can be padded and stylishly upholstered, too. Dare to dream!<br><br><br><strong>Made</strong> Keira Office Chair, Steel Boucle & Black, $, available at <a href="https://www.made.com/keira-office-chair-steel-boucle-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Made" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Made</a>
Office chairs don't have to be the lumbering ergonomic ones we're used to. They can be padded and stylishly upholstered, too. Dare to dream!


Made Keira Office Chair, Steel Boucle & Black, $, available at Made
Your feet deserve something generous to walk over as you trace your journey around your home. <br><br><strong>benuta NATURALS</strong> Wool Rug Rocco Cream, $, available at <a href="https://www.benuta.co.uk/wool-rug-rocco-cream-60005846-62101.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:benuta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">benuta</a>
Your feet deserve something generous to walk over as you trace your journey around your home.

benuta NATURALS Wool Rug Rocco Cream, $, available at benuta
The peak of a trend is when it reaches your bed. Not the bedsheets or throws but the literal bed frame. Habitat went there with its oversized headboard and tactile upholstery, and honestly? Good for them. And good for us, too.<br><br><strong>Habitat</strong> Marshmallow Double Bed Frame - White Boucle, $, available at <a href="https://www.habitat.co.uk/product/9159251?clickSR=slp:term:boucle:2:3:1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Habitat" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Habitat</a>
The peak of a trend is when it reaches your bed. Not the bedsheets or throws but the literal bed frame. Habitat went there with its oversized headboard and tactile upholstery, and honestly? Good for them. And good for us, too.

Habitat Marshmallow Double Bed Frame - White Boucle, $, available at Habitat

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