At first glance, they might appear on the heavier side of the textile spectrum, but subtle fur accents can add an airy, whimsical feel to your home.
It comes in many forms, but furs and animal hides are definitely a favorite at the moment. I’ve been crushing on this fuzzy accent for a little while now. It’s soft and has a natural edge that brings a little bit of the wild indoors. You won’t find any other textile that looks and feels this luxurious, yet still feels relaxed. It’s comfy and gentle to the touch, perfect for cool or hot days.
There are two types of fur that are hot this year. They differ in appearance, but both have a cozy vibe. Faux and dyed versions are available for each, so they can fit any style, budget, or personal preference.
1. Cowhide - cow skin with intact fur (short and soft)
To get your toes wet, the hall or entry is a great place to incorporate this furry element. This involves the least commitment because other than walking through this area not much time is spent here. The cowhide trunk is part of an eclectic look and adds graphic interest to this western entryway!
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A shaggy, Mongolian throw atop a bench delivers additional comfort and that touch of drama that really finishes off this otherwise bare space. The stark contrast between the dark fur and the light walls is simply stunning!
When looking for ways to include furs, the living room offers a lot of choices. Both cowhide and sheepskin or Mongolian fur can be fashioned into different accessory pieces that will suit your interior needs. Luxurious cushions can act as striking accessories to energize your seating area. They can be paired with accent pillows in bold colors or patterns, or more basic throws for a subtler statement. It’s effortlessly chic.
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These fur pillows play well off of the black and white artwork, and the hide rug helps create a wonderful eye-catching line of black and white all the way from the ceiling to the floor. Wonderful placement!
Another artful choice is to integrate these textiles into small furniture pieces, like foot stools or ottomans. They create an exciting visual, while still making use of form and function. These fluffy white ottomans are so cute and stylish. Plus, they add an air of whimsy too!
This cowhide ottoman is totally awesome. The round ottoman reads wonderfully against the rectangular structure of the couch and pillows. The neutral shades of the hide also bring focus to the room.
Animal hides and furs can be dyed. Natural animal prints are the most common, but bold colors are definitely available too. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and brighten your living room with color, like with these bright pink fur rugs!
This vibrant orange rug totally adds character to this living room! I love how it pairs with the bright yellow chairs, the green pillows, and the red art on the wall! For a mostly neutral layout, like this one and the layout above, these types of rugs will make all the difference.
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Fur accents at the table are here to stay! A dark gray sheepskin throw will complement monochromatic elements. Plus, the shagginess of the fur really adds a bit of fun to the sleek decor!
Paired with rich sapphire blue chairs, this shaggy piece looks lightweight and airy. I know where I would sit if I was having dinner here!
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These cowhide upholstered chairs make a fabulous duo, and add visual diversity to this sitting area. Dress up the table with florals for a little extra natural beauty, or mix and match with fun colored seating to really make the room pop. It’s a sure way to create a lively table setting.
This cowhide rug gives the same sort of vibe as the chairs above do, but instead of sitting on the cowhide, you can scrunch your toes into a furry rug as you eat or have pleasant dinner conversations with family and friends!
There’s no better place for a fur than the bedroom. A classic throw across the bed gives off a fashion forward attitude and provides instant warmth. The golden fur adds color variety to this mostly unembellished bedroom, while the cowhide plays up the sleek, modern motif.
Sometimes the bedroom already has a lot of character on its own. The zebra print fur rug gives this Hollywood glam room an edgy side, while the gray cushions soften this artistic abode.
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These furry pillows are sure to help you have warm and fuzzy dreams all night long! They look so great on this orange bedspread. The artwork on the wall just adds to the eclectic decor, and boy is it awesome!
I hope you enjoyed this post and now have some ideas for how you can incorporate fur accents into your home. If you have used or plan to use fur accents, share, comment, and let us know!
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