Cozy Up Your Home for Winter With Faux Fur Accessories
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.