Cozy Up To Shearling

sheepsking rugs on Ghost chairsA collection of ideas using these plush area rugs.

Shearling pillows and upholstering on stools have been around for awhile, but the current trend is to toss the tough-wearing 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.

IKEA faux sheepskin rugs on Ghost chairs in dining roomInexpensive faux sheepskin rugs from IKEA are placed on either the seats or backs of these Ghost chairs around a dining room table.

sheepskin rug on bed by Laura VenosaCover 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.

sheepskin rugs used on outdoor chairsThe thick natural piling will make cooler days more comfortable when used outdoors.  They can get wet, but leaving them outside full time is not recommended.

sheepskin rug in a white nurseryFreeform shaped shearling 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.

sheepskin rug in playroom teepeeI purchased one from Rachel Ashwell 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, Allison)

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3 Responses to Cozy Up To Shearling

  1. Tricia Rose March 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I think that is covetable Mongolian lamb on the Ghost chairs Allison – I know because I priced them once! Same idea as Flokati (woven onto a base) but much finer.

    • Allison March 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks, Tricia. I was just going by what the sources said – which aren’t always correct!


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