Cozy Up Your Home for Winter With Faux Fur Accessories

When the temperatures plunge, turn to a tried and true material to keep your home cozy and warm -- fur (of the faux variety).

For all of time, fur has helped man (and woman) stay warm during the cold months. While fur isn't the necessity it was back in the caveman days, it's still a great option for adding the appearance of coziness and warmth (koeslig, if you will) to your dwelling during the wintertime. And thankfully, there are tons of faux fur options now that using the real stuff is a bit out of vogue. Check out how these designers have used faux fur to cozify rooms.

Contemporary Hunter-Green Bedroom

Contemporary Hunter-Green Bedroom

White furniture shines against the dark green wall coloring in this contemporary bedroom. A large white bed frame is upholstered with velvet at the head and foot of the bed for a softened feel. Nightstands with nail-head trim support matching table lamps to finish the room.

Photo by: Amy Bartlam

Amy Bartlam

This time of year, I care most about keeping myself warm when I sleep, and there's nothing like snuggling up to a furry bedcovering to make you feel extra cozy at night. Beware, it may be difficult to get out of bed in the morning, though, when your room looks like this one designed by Kelly Sutton.

Blue Headboard Adds Color to White and Gold Bedroom

Blue Headboard Adds Color to White and Gold Bedroom

A blue upholstered headboard creates a focal point in this bedroom, providing a splash of color amidst an abundance of gold and white. A faux fur pillow takes center stage on the bed, adding a trendy touch.

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If a faux fur throw is too much, then keep it small with a furry throw pillow, like the one in this room designed by Lindye Galloway. A pillow adds just enough soft texture to say, "This room is a warm, cozy space."

Black, White and Neutral Bedroom With Lush Furnishings

Black, White and Neutral Bedroom With Lush Furnishings

Sink into this clean, comfortable bedroom at the end of a long day and you're sure to feel relaxed almost immediately. The symmetrical look of the space — matching end tables and globe lamps are situated on either side of the room — adds to the visually soothing feel. Funky pillows and a faux fur throw add a modern element to the space, and the black accent wall makes the white elements in the room pop.

Photo by: Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

A faux fur on a bench is a nice alternative too, especially for keeping your bum warm as you sit to put on your shoes in the morning. The sheepskin in this room designed by Judith Balis can be removed and stored during warmer months, offering an easy way to move between seasonal looks.

Condo Living Room With Gray Sectional Sofa and Office Area

Condo Living Room With Gray Sectional Sofa and Office Area

This transitional living room makes the most of limited condo space. It includes open shelving in an office area as well as a blue-gray sectional sofa with abundant throw pillows and a faux-fur throw.

Photo by: Cynthia Lynn Photography

Cynthia Lynn Photography

You don't want to forget the rest of your home. This condo living room designed by Brynn Olson with its sectional sofa and faux fur throw just screams #hgtvandchill.

Transitional Dining Room with Rustic Dining Table

Transitional Dining Room with Rustic Dining Table

This all-white dining room features rustic touches, like the red brick fireplace and reclaimed wood dining table. White faux fur throws are draped over the dining chairs, while colorful wall art finishes off the look of the space.

Dining rooms are oft overlooked when it comes to dressing your home for winter. Cecilia Dupire has the perfect solution with sheepskin throws draped on the backs of dining chairs. Your guests will want to linger in the coziness of your dining room for post-dinner drinks and conversation.

Contemporary Kitchen Breakfast Bar With Sheepskin Stools

Contemporary Kitchen Breakfast Bar With Sheepskin Stools

Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino added a rustic chic breakfast bar behind the new oven in this contemporary kitchen. Soft faux sheepskins cover old wooden stools for a cool and comfortable look, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

From: Cousins Undercover

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

The fur-on-seat look works well for barstools too, as our favorite cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, demonstrate in this room featured on Cousins Undercover. This look has the added bonus of keeping your rear end cozy!

Cozy Midcentury Modern Living Room With Two-Sided Fireplace

Cozy Midcentury Modern Living Room With Two-Sided Fireplace

Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide an immense amount of light to this cozy, midcentury modern living room. Black leather armchairs with matching ottomans circle around the two-sided fireplace, which features a collection of art with Southwestern flair. A white shag rug and yellow throw add extra coziness to the space.

Photo by: Kevin Alter

Kevin Alter

Don't forget to treat your feet! The flokati-style rug in this room by Kevin Alter is sure to keep your toes toasty as you enjoy the warmth of the fire this winter.

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Seasonal Style

A combination of classic prints mixed with warm, wintry fabrics keeps this outdoor living room cozy throughout the season. And if you're looking for a timeless, less-is-more look, mix neutrals (like gray, charcoal and tan) with organic textures and tree cuttings.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Outdoor Holiday

Put your covered outdoor spaces to good use during the holiday season by adding warmth with wool throw rugs or blankets. You can also add warmth underfoot with an indoor/outdoor rug with a thick pile weave.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Layered Greens

Keep your table settings cost-efficient and classic with a mix of vintage decor, cut greenery and pinecones. Here, the outdoor dining area is packed with texture and contrast with a mix of organic accents paired with a glass cake stand and black dinnerware.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Unconventional Centerpiece

Add height to your outdoor table by repurposing a vintage sled as a food riser or centerpiece. Here, a wooden sled adds a fun mix of texture with its metal base and wooden slats.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Winter Soiree

Bring cold-weather parties outside with a s'mores station. All you need is a tiered serving tray, plates, chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. Put a rustic spin on this classic treat by using twigs instead of skewers.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Jingle Bell Rock

Ground your outdoor space with classic style by suspending oversized iron or bronze jingle bell decorations with sisal rope. This adds a unique shape to the area and pulls in a touch of metallic.

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Cozy Up

Transform everyday chairs for the holidays by tossing faux wool throw rugs over the backs. This introduces warm texture and a touch of wintry cabin style.

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Rustic Accents

If you're looking to add a woodsy touch to your holiday decor, consider hanging cast resin antlers. These man-made creations are animal-friendly and instantly add a rustic touch.

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Go Bare

Sometimes the less-is-more look is the way to go. If your living room is casual and lived-in, simply add a few bare wreaths to your doors or windows for a small, seasonal touch.

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A Lush, Rich Touch

If you're looking for quick and easy ways to add holiday charm with little commitment, try accents of lush greenery and rich woods. This dining room and kitchen is transformed by adding a pair of potted pine trees, tree cuttings and vintage wooden objects.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Cool Combo

A classic but somewhat unexpected color pairing for the holidays is brass and green. When setting up your table, combine brass elements in different finishes with layers of lush green tree cuttings or cut flowers to create a look that's full and festive.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Chimney Planter

Elevate evergreens with planters and containers that evoke holiday style. Here, a pair of pine trees is planted in cast resin planters that look like brick chimneys and can add a touch of wintry charm inside or outside of the home.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

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