This Trend is Going Nowhere, and the Best Bouclé Sofas Show How This Material is Used to Elevate Living Rooms With Ease

The best bouclé sofas range in color, size and shape, but what they have in common is an elegance and comfort that easily makes your living room look more refined

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Bouclé is back. It's the cozy material of the moment in the interior design world. Popular in the mid-20th century with designers such as Eero Saarinen and Coco Chanel, the nubby, textural surface has made a welcome return. 

Meaning 'to curl' in French, bouclé upholstery has been appearing on sofas and chairs, stools, cushions, and more. It is, after all, a stylish way to soften a space.  

When considering the best couches, white and ivory bouclé are often the go-to shades. Yet there are more colors to choose, from soft pebble grey and nut brown to rich green and dark yellow bouclé fabrics. So settle in and peruse our pick of beautiful bouclé sofas from the best home decor brands

Best Curvy Boucle Sofas

Best Linear Boucle Sofas

Best Chunky Boucle Sofas

Best Statement Boucle Sofas

Is boucle a good fabric for a sofa?

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Bouclé is a looped fabric, with a soft and snuggly texture. It can be made from various yarns and was originally made with wool. However, most modern upholstery bouclés are made from polyester. This means, they are generally easy-to-clean and durable.  

'Bouclé is a popular sofa fabric and for good reason,' says Paula Cossarini, product design manager at Article. 'It truly is as soft as it looks. With a bit of fluffing, the fabric springs back easily making the sofa new for a long time.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration. 

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