Small elements can make a big difference in the overall style of furniture and décor. Things like shape matter, but sometimes the beauty is in the details. Tufting brings a little something extra to sofas, chairs, headboards, and more – adding depth and helping pieces stand out. Here’s a look at four popular types of tufting plus ideas for how to use them in your home.
This type of tufting uses a button as the anchor. Thread is pulled through the upholstery and padding, holding it in place and creating a divot where the button is drawn tight. The result is stately and timeless, making it perfect for sitting rooms or formal dining rooms. It’s also at home in traditional-style bedrooms, family rooms, and just about any other space.
When furniture designers leave out the button, it’s called blind tufting. Both techniques are used in different ways. Spacing, pattern, and the number of tufts all work together to create a variety of designs.
When the seams of tufting form a diamond pattern, it creates a luxurious feeling that adds a touch of romance. Diamond tufting on velvet or satin is especially decadent. This pattern has been used by furniture designers throughout the decades. It’s still popular today and has an elegant, timeless quality.
Biscuit tufting forms a square pattern and has a quilt-like feel. The result is clean and classy. When the tufts make a more rectangular pattern, it’s sometimes referred to as bun tufting.
This type of tufting forms rows of vertical or horizontal seams. The sleek design has a mid-century vibe and makes a unique style statement.
No matter which style is used, tufting adds interest and charm to furniture and decor. Choose your favorite and bring it into your space with the perfect sofa, chair, ottoman, or headboard.