The Cozy Trend Making Its Way From Outerwear Into Our Homes

Shearling chair in front of fireplace.

Marie Flanigan Interiors

While shearling may be best known as a cozy outerwear fabric, recently its been making waves in the world of interiors. You can find the soft, textural material (and similar fabrics like bouclé) used on everything from sofas to chairs to throw pillows.

The faux sherpa material adds texture to any space and is oh-so seasonally appropriate. It’s soft, plush, and will instantly warm up your home as the temperatures continue to drop. 

If a piece of full-sized furniture feels like too strong of a commitment, try incorporating the trend into your home with something smaller, like a pillow or throw blanket.

Here are five spaces with touches of shearling that are completely cozy chic, and just might inspire you to try this trend in your own home. 

Playful With Pops of Color

Playful living room with shearling chair.

Design: Courtney Nye; Photo: Amy Bartlam

This room is a design delight, with the shearling chair and cozy throw ready for relaxation. The texture of this shearling chair is easily matched and balanced with the plush area rug and soft color palette.

The Perry Chair
Maiden Home The Perry Chair $2200
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Plush with Plants

Rust-color sofa with shearling blanket and rug.

Design: Jette Creative; Photo: Amy Bartlam

We love how this pop of fresh greenery balances the plush shearling accents in this living room. Here, shearling is seen in two different colors: the cream rug and the navy blanket. With so many options for color and style, you’ll be sure to find one that works for your space.

Soft and Neutral

Entryway with shearling ottomons.

Design: Lindsey Brooke Design; Photo: Amy Bartlam

These plush textured ottomans are perfect to pull out whenever you have guests—and they look adorable, too. The black and cream coloring perfectly matches the space and provides some textural interest. 

Elroy Sherpa Round Ottoman
Threshold Designed with Studio McGee Elroy Sherpa Round Ottoman $89
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Hues of Blue

Living room sofa with white shearling pillows.

Arbor & Co.


The textures in this room play perfectly with each other, with the hide rug, wooden table, and shearling pillows creating a space full of visual interest and cohesion. Shearling is especially well-suited as a fabric for pillows, and we could snuggle up with these all day. 

Sheepskin Accent Pillow
Living Spaces Sheepskin Accent Pillow By Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent $59
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Oversized Ottoman 

Pink living room sofa with shearling ottoman.

House of Harvee

Pink and precious, this room is the perfect spot for the large shearling ottoman. It provides additional seating and gives the space a cool and comfortable look. 

The key to incorporating any trend into your home is to style it in whatever way feels best for your space, and with shearling’s adaptability, we’ll be sure to snag a few pieces this winter. 

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