Velvet may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about dog beds, but crushed velvet is certainly having a ‘moment’ right now and is certainly guaranteed to have a classic style all of its own. Often presented in the style of a Chesterfield settee or armchair, or as a thick, squashy mattress, crushed velvet is the fabric of choice for pampered pooches everywhere. Depending on your budget the fabric will be made from cotton, silk or polyester but in all cases the sumptuous colours are jewel-like in their intensity. All beds made from crushed velvet should have zipped or velcroed removable covers and should be washable. Because the fabric of these covers can be quite sheddable, you may have to wash them on a more delicate wash or even hand wash them. If you are thinking of adding a little crushed velvet opulence to your dog’s sleeping area, read our reviews first to see what other owners think.