Decorating your Home with Sheepskin
We have been decorating our homes in the UK with sheepskin for centuries...
In times gone by, sheepskin would have been easily accessible and versatile. Now, its soft texture and cosy feel are more associated with luxury. Not only does sheepskin look great, it also has certain health benefits, such as providing support for pressure points, improving circulation and helping to regulate body temperature. From beautiful sheepskin rugs to luxe Mongolian cushions, sheepskin can work in every room of the house.
Add Texture to your Living Room
Whether you opt for a sheepskin rug, throw or an oversize sheepskin beanbag, sheepskin adds texture and interest to a room. Slinging a sheepskin throw over a chair invites you to sit down, or using a sheepskin rug as a hearth rug gives a room a cosy feel, and is perfect for pets. Sheepskin rugs are ideal for living rooms with wood floors – they can be used to break up an open plan space or keep your feet warm by the sofa.
Add a touch of luxe to your living room with Mongolian cushions. Made from sheepskin, which features soft long curly wool, coming in a number of colours, they will give your sofa an instant update.
Bring Warmth and Softness to your Bedroom
Bring softness and warmth into your bedroom with a sheepskin rug or throw. Many rugs and throws are now dyed in a huge number of colours, so you will be able to find one which suits your bedroom’s colour palette; Or, if you want a more natural look, opt for a rug that features the natural hues of the sheep. Different varieties of sheep have different types of wool, with different colours and textures. The pelts of Herdwicks, which are native to Cumbria, tend to be grey tipped and flecked with white; while Welsh Mountain Sheep tend to be to be white with brown or black trims.
Add Style to your Outdoor Spaces
Whether you have a patio, balcony or roof terrace, sheepskin can give it an instant lift. Drape a sheepskin rug or throw over your outdoor furniture to give your outdoor space a Scandinavian feel. Ideal for fire pit nights or for relaxing outside with a coffee once the temperature starts to cool.
Create a Cosy Reading Nook
Is there anything more snug and welcoming than a fluffy sheepskin rug? Whether you are creating a reading nook for yourself or your child, a sheepskin rug is a great way to create a cosy and comfortable space where you can lose yourself in a book.
Perfect for the Nursery
Sheepskin is great for babies. As a natural product, sheepskin is kind to the delicate skin of little ones and it helps them regulate their body temperature by keeping them warm when it's cold and cool when the temperature rises. Sheepskin can be used as a playmat, or to line their cot, pram or Moses basket. Soft toys made out of wool and sheepskin skin also make excellent comforters.