Animal House: Fur

16 Jul

To mix it up a little from just looking at animal prints, today is about another HUGE obsession of mine that belongs in the animal kingdom.

FUR.

This warm and hairy manner of decorating has been in pop culture in movies, books, and fantasies (bear skin rug by the fire, anyone?), and I am fully convinced it is a trend here to stay. In moderation, of course.

Besides adding interest and drama to your room, it is a GREAT way to add texture — a must in decorating.

Check out these digs full of the faux fur fabulosity:

The hairy pillows in this hotel room adds a touch of flair.

Inspired by: Apartment Therapy

white fur + white couch = glamorous and modern

Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens “New Decorating Book”

Even one small fur pillow can stand out.

Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens “New Decorating Book”

Fur can give an eclectic feel to a modern room.

Inspired by: Decor 8

The wood floor would be extremely empty without a rug, and this one gives it more interest than a boring old "flat" rug.

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

If you're feeling really wild, go for fur bedding! Might be a little hot though...

Inspired by: Flickr

If you're timid about the trend, try a simple blanket draped on a couch or chair.

Inspired by: Living Etc.

Pair your pillows and a rug.

Inspired by: Living Etc.

A fur throw blanket can act as a cozy chair cover as well.

Inspired by: Lonny Mag

It seems like white fur rugs are the way to go.

Inspired by: The Decorista

This room becomes more elegant with a white fur throw.

Inspired by: The Inspired Room

Even West Elm is getting on in the trend!

Inspired by: West Elm

And in keeping with eco-friendliness and my own personal beliefs, I must stress that FAUX FUR is the way to go. It can sometimes be difficult to find, but you’ll be able to rest easier knowing a small woodland creature didn’t die only to lay on your sofa. (Sorry that’s a little grotesque…just trying to make a point)

Try these on for size:

White Fur Pillow only $6

Inspired by: Coffee House Vintage on Etsy

Here's a little white fur rug, $145

Inspired by: dluxo on Etsy

Black Fur Pillow, $16

Inspired by: Dyche Design on Etsy

Gorgeous faux mink throw blanket, $79.99

Inspired by: Saari Design on Etsy

A furrier brown fur blanket, $29.99

Inspired by: TopDog Couture on Etsy

Multi-color fur accent pillows, starting at $59

Inspired by: West Elm

**No animals were harmed in the writing of this blog.

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