Thursday, January 20, 2011

With the fur....

Fur has taken over the design world. Be it rugs, pillows, throws, Christmas tree skirts, boots...(ok, hopefully the boots will stay in Hip Hop music), it's everywhere. And I love it. I love the texture, the warmth, the softness.

However, this has created a personal dilemma for me, especially as a vegetarian. Now, I definitely don't claim to be 100% consistent. I do my best, but I'm not perfect. Nonetheless, having animal skins laying around my house would probably be a little blatant, and just weird.


So I have been looking for alternatives that rest well with my conscience, my budget, and look great too. Young House Love posted some DIY versions here and here. But before I got around to trying my hand at making my own, Ikea was one step ahead. They must have realized that their consumers would eventually catch on to the fact that there $25 sheepskin rugs were real, and while most people would be shocked at how inexpensive they are, others would also be a little dismayed. So they created a faux version for half the price.

So this past weekend, we did an Ikea quickie and picked up a few of their faux fur rugs. Side by side, real vs. faux, they won't necessarily fool anyone as for which is which. But I wasn't going to buy a real one to lay right beside it, anyways. Here it is in our Master Bedroom...




Not bad for $12.99, right? At that price I couldn't buy just one...so be on the look out for them popping up all over my house.

13 comments:

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Cute!

Michelle said...

Who designed your comforter? It's beautiful!

x M.

Adriana said...

What a great find, it's perfect for those chilly hardwood floors!

Katy said...

Caroline, I love it! Adds texture to that already goregous room! well done.

CourtneyKeb said...

I'm still tripping out over that dang bed. The rug is perfect!

Kasey said...

Looks good.

Bromeliad said...

Ooo. Love it. Do they come bigger? Must check it out.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I think I forgot you're a vegetarian. Did you forget I'm a farmer? lol

Your rug looks great!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oh, that would be nice to put your feet on in the morning! Great price, too.

Sharstin said...

awesome!~looks great in your bedroom!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Thanks for the tips on Tom's :-)

I love the rugs and the fact they are animal friendly hubs and I were talking about and Ikea visit soon I may need to pick on or four up :-)

Tatiana said...

Love your bedroom! You did such an amazing job on it! And I totally agree with you on the fur thing, however, I'm a bit ashamed to say that I did buy the sheep one from Ikea because it was so much softer and I wanted it for my daughter's room... Still not a good excuse though :-(

Joi said...

This little image of your room is beautiful. I am loving the turquoise and green AND the faux skin. Perfection, dear!