Sheepskin is an amazing fabric. It is warm, durable, and it looks great, so it is not surprising that sheepskin has been used for thousands of years to protect us from the elements and make our home more comfortable.
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You can wear sheepskin coats, gloves, hats and boots, but as a fabric, it really comes into its own in the home. Natural sheepskin looks fantastic, but it can also be dyed to create a more modern look. Bright pink sheepskin won’t appeal to everyone, but if you want to project your personality, what could be better!
Sheepskin rugs have been popular for centuries. The image of a sheepskin rug in front of a blazing fire is hardly a new one, but because sheepskin is such an enduring fabric, a sheepskin rug looks gorgeous in any home: modern or traditional. You can also buy dyed sheepskin, so don’t assume you have to stick to generic cream sheepskin rugs.
With a sheepskin rug on the floor, the kids will have somewhere cosy to sit when they read a book or play with their tablet computer. The pets will also have a comfortable spot to take a nap – cats love sheepskin rugs and if you invest in one, you may have a problem persuading your cat that the rug is for your benefit, not his.
Sheepskin Throws and Blankets
A luxurious sheepskin throw will protect your sofa during the day and keep you warm in the evening. You can snuggle up with your partner and watch a scary movie on TV. Sheepskin blankets and throws are also ideal for the bedroom, especially during the winter months. Sheepskin is breathable, so it helps to regulate body temperature perfectly.
Sheepskin for Baby
Nothing beats sheepskin for babies. It is soft, warm, and non-allergenic, so you can put baby down and he will be snug as a bug in a rug. A sheepskin is perfect for baby’s nursery, but you can also use it anywhere in the home where you might need to put baby down on the floor.
Sheepskin Mattress Protector
Sheepskin mattress protectors are ideal for people who need to spend lots of time in bed for medical reasons. Natural sheepskin is very durable, highly breathable, and helps to prevent pressure sores. It can also be machine washed, so you can wash and dry it in a day and have it back on the mattress by bedtime.
Sheepskin Seat Cushions
Seat cushions make sitting down at a table or desk more comfortable. Cotton seat pads are great, but they are not always very durable, so why not choose a sheepskin seat pad instead. If you have to spend many hours sitting down for work, a sheepskin seat pad will keep you comfortable and help to keep you cool or warm, depending on the ambient temperature of the room. It’s the perfect accessory for anyone who works from home.
Sheepskin has multiple uses, but for best results, always buy a genuine certified sheepskin or it won’t provide the same benefits.
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Hi, I’m Anna the Editor of Beauty and Lace. This website was my first baby and since its launch, I’ve gained three kids, a husband, and a puppy! We want to keep this space positive, we are all about sharing the things we love – and avoiding the things we don’t. Happy reading x