A collection of ways to use plush shearling area rugs on the floor and in other areas of home decor.
Shearling pillows and upholstered stools have been around for awhile. But the current trend is to toss tough-wearing shearling area rugs anywhere and everywhere for softness or added warmth. A pair of Ghost chairs are covered with flokati rugs in this desk area. The shaggy look is made by weaving together long wool yarn.
Inexpensive faux sheepskin rugs from IKEA are placed on either the seats or backs of these Ghost chairs around a dining room table.
Cover a bed for a cozy reading corner. Flip it over to use as a blanket at nap time. The material breathes, so it’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The thick natural piling will make cooler days more comfortable when shearing area rugs are used outdoors. They can get wet, but leaving them outside full time is not recommended.
Freeform shaped shearling area rugs are a popular choice for nurseries since they do not shed. As seen in these examples, they look great with any style; modern or traditional, elegant or rustic.
I purchased one from Shabby Chic Couture as a Christmas gift for our grandson. He loves using it in the teepee given to him by DD2 for his first birthday. This Gigi enjoys sharing the soft spot when we are reading or playing. Another nice thing about shearling rugs is that they can be washed, often in the machine with cold water and mild detergent, laying flat to dry or tumbled on air setting, which also works for fluffing when cleaning isn’t necessary. The naturally thick and fluffy shearling rugs are irresistible and an absolutely beautiful addition to any room.
(Sources: Tudo em Papelde Parede, Glitter and Goat Cheese, Verbena by Laura Venosa, Tumblr, House of Wentworth)
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