Dust is not your friend
The pile of fabric, particularly if charged with static electricity, can be a dust magnet, leaving a velvet chair looking like it's been abandoned in an uninhabited palace for several decades.
The solution is simple though: a hoover.
Caring for velvet
The fine pile of velvet ideally requires a fine brush; we have found a suede brush to be particularly effective. Most velvet can also be wiped with a wet sponge and a lint roller is a further useful tool. For stubborn bruising and marking, velvet can also be (gently) steamed. If this does not work, some heavier marks may become a permanent patina. Permanent marking may occur if the pile is melted, which can be caused by something as innocuous as a particularly hot radiator.
This velvet chair with creases... was smoothed out by steam ironing.
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