If you’re looking for a fresh take on classic tufted upholstery, channel tufting may be for you. The clean, linear look is great for solid colored upholstery if you want to add interest without having to incorporate pattern (although pattern can make a great, bold statement!).
The streamlined design of the channel tufting technique gives furniture an artistic appeal without sacrificing comfort. And better yet, it keeps the fiber from shifting so the furniture retains it’s form! That might be why it’s becoming a popular option for high-traffic, places like trendy cafés and restaurants.
See some of our inspiration below as well as our picks for how to bring the look to your own home!
The leather sofa in this room is a new take on the aviation style furniture made popular today by retailers like Restoration Hardware
The ceiling-high channel tufted wall is both beautiful and functional. The tufting does a great job of absorbing sound, making it a perfect solution for public areas
The long bench seat is an unexpected pairing to the wallpaper, but it totally works!
The chairs in this small sitting area are tailored perfection
We love this soft blush-themed bedroom. The channel tufted headboard adds just the right amount of interest without being overpowering
This headboard grants the room a visual break from the graphic wall design
This sofa makes a statement in an otherwise neutral, metallic-accented living room
Maximalist designer Kelly Wearstler didn’t hold back here, mixing a bold graphic wall pattern with a patterned channel tufted bench
Here’s a great DIY that Brady Tolbert did, as featured on Style by Emily Henderson. We love the full wall headboard and still can’t believe how simple and inexpensive it is to DIY – very tempted to try this out!
Below are a few more of our favorite channel-tufted finds!