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Felt Gives the Warm Fuzzies to Bathrooms

When’s the last time you wondered sensed as anything apart from a crafts material? This gentle, nonfraying fabric — made by compressing wool or other fibers collectively rather than weaving them is creating a name for itself in the home design arena. Not a lot of textiles can boast felt combination of sturdiness and downy softness, and its unfussy character dresses down formal spaces and pairs perfectly with casual ones. Here is a peek at just some of the ways inventive architects and homeowners have elevated felt to celebrity status.


Felt rosettes adorn a little girl’s chair seat for an impact that’s as cushy as it’s pretty.

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The Painted Home

Here’s a more adult take about the idea. Felt rosettes pair well with a textural burlap lampshade and put in a little depth to the palette.

Andrew Snow Photography

A felt-covered sideboard bedecked with bird silhouettes will help you to keep this spare dining room from feeling dull and level.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Why don’t we see more dining seats covered with felt? It’s durable, cheap, easy to wash and ultrasoft. The subtle color variations within this space, from hot pink to persimmon into fuchsia, are pure fun.


This rug, with strips of felt stitched together in a random pattern of stripes, turns the age-old tradition of patchwork on its ear.

Room & Board

A sensed firewood caddy produces a soft, cozy alternative to the typical metallic kind.

Holly Marder

This fanciful garland, in sophisticated neutrals, festoons a kid’s room to get a mod-meets-mellow touch.

Sticks and Stones Design Group inc..

Because it stands up so well to tear and wear, sensed is a superb choice for workhorse items like table runners.

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