9 Faux Fur Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Winter Home
Warm things up indoors this winter by adding soft, furry comfort.
As the days get shorter and cold weather draws near, it’s the perfect time to add a touch of warmth to the home. Faux fur accents are a great way to amp up the coziness. Even small infusions bring softness and texture to your decor and create a soothing, tactile experience.
Whether in the form of a fluffy rug underfoot or a cozy throw blanket draped over the sofa, faux fur shows up in a variety of home accent pieces. The fabric is typically made from synthetic materials like acrylic and polyester, blended to mimic the softness and texture of the real thing. So this year, before you curl up by the fireplace, add a bit of luxury to your surroundings with a few of these plush faux fur accents.
1. Faux Fur Rug
Nothing says cozy like a soft surface underfoot, and it’s a real bonus when that softness comes paired with rustic elegance. This off-white faux fur rug—a favorite in our researched guide to the best bedroom rugs—mimics the shape and appearance of cowhide to lend a sleek, modern look to any interior. The low-pile polyester and acrylic throw rug measures 5 feet 9 inches by 7 feet 7 inches.
2. Throw Blanket
Grab some hot cocoa and snuggle up in bed or on the couch with this faux fur throw from The Connecticut Home Company. Chosen as our best overall throw for its thick, luxurious fake fur on one side and cozy sherpa fleece on the other, it’s supremely soft and toasty warm. Available in 40 fade-resistant colors, the throw measures 65 inches by 50 inches and can be machine washed and dried.
3. Tree Skirt
Let a faux fur Christmas tree skirt provide the perfect finishing touch to your home’s holiday decor. The 48-inch skirt features a double-layer design and can be secured around the tree with Velcro tabs. After your pet snoozes on it all season, simply throw the skirt in the washing machine to freshen it up for next year.
4. Faux Fur Runner
A fluffy fur runner makes for a surprising and fun accent in a hallway or other narrow space. This faux sheepskin version from Etsy is available in six colors, including white, a playful pink, and a rich brown. The rug measures 2 feet by 5 feet and is made of silky soft polyester fiber woven onto a nonslip faux suede backing.
5. Bean Bag Chair
While you’re scattering faux fur accents around your house, don’t skip your kid’s playroom or teen hangout. With its faux rabbit fur cover, this generously sized bean bag chair from Chill Sack—the top pick in our researched guide to the best bean bag chairs—is great for lounging, gaming, or watching TV. Stuffed with a shredded memory foam blend for comfort, the chair measures 60 inches across by 34 inches high. For easy upkeep, the plush cover is removable and machine washable.
6. Duvet Cover
If your small throw isn’t cutting it, consider upgrading to a faux fur duvet cover. Ideal for those in colder climates, this cover has one velvet and one shaggy side for the ultimate in coziness. A hidden zipper closure keeps things looking tidy, and ties in the corners hold a duvet insert in place. The cover is made of polyester fiber and is resistant to fading, wrinkling, and pilling. It’s available in 26 colors and in twin, queen, and king sizes.
7. Faux Fur Ottoman
If you want a faux fur accent with a little more structure and plenty of glam, this pink ottoman is just the ticket. Screw-in metal hairpin legs give the plush seat a modern look. It measures 19 inches by 13 inches by 17 inches and is available in 22 colors to suit practically any decor.
8. Throw Pillow
A quick way to add style, pattern, and warmth to a space is with an assortment of throw pillows. This cow-print faux fur pillow cover from Etsy features a plush front with a stain- and water-repellent cotton backing in your choice of 21 colors. The material is hypoallergenic and can be dry cleaned or hand washed. The cover is available in a range of sizes. (Pillow insert is not included.)
9. Faux Fur Desk Chair
Make working from home a bit more glamorous with this fluffy faux fur chair. The upholstered seat and back, adjustable height, and center tilt provide comfort, and casters make it easy to move around the work space. The seat measures 23.6 inches wide by 16.9 deep and adjusts in height from 16.5 to 20.3 inches. It has a weight capacity of 275 pounds.
The prices listed here are accurate as of publication on 12/3/21.