Another Take 5 post for you today, folks, and this week it’s all about the über-trendy sheepskin throw and how you can make it work hard in your home all year round. Many people consider sheepskin to be a strictly winter-only luxury, however it is an extremely versatile piece of home decor kit and more affordable than ever with plenty of faux options to choose from out there.
Here are some of my favourite ways to work sheepskin in the home and some tips on where to buy those key items…
Those hours spent hunched over the laptop at home can be done in style and comfort if you throw a sheepskin over the back of your office chair. A classic way to add extra style points to your home study, too. Find a similar sheepskin throw here (enter DEKKO10 at checkout for 10% off) and check here for a similar desk top/leg combo.
This summery living space is brought to life with the added texture brought in by the sheepskin throw, casually draped over the rattan ottoman which is serving as a coffee table. It’s really inviting and all the textures and colours play well together to create an eclectic, almost bohemian vibe. This throw is from IKEA.
A good place to drape a sheepskin throw, if you’re feeling precious about it getting too much wear and tear, is in the hallway. This gorgeously fluffy rug has been laid along a wooden bench seat to create a cosy spot to sit. It simply elevates the entire hallway decor to another level. For an Ercol dining bench, try here. (On my wishlist!!) And a similarly tiled floor effect could be achieved with these tiles.
What more decadent surface to sink your toes into after a long soak in the bath, than a gorgeously deep and soft sheepskin rug? Love this idea.
And when the sun goes down on a summer’s day here in the UK, generally it can be chilly enough outside, so warm things up by draping darker coloured sheepskin throws over patio chairs or a bench in the evening (the darker colour will disguise any dirt and stains picked up outside), then light the fire pit and pour yourself a glass of wine…
Now that’s what I call hygge.
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