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.