Texture is one of the main ingredients to make an interesting room. Without a variety of textures and feels, the decoration can be flat, bland and cold. Different elements provide different effects so balancing them is key to bring the decoration together in a stylish and welcoming way. Fur pieces add warm textures to the ambience. The pieces don’t need to be very big to make a statement – you probably actually want to follow the golden rule of “less is more”, to avoid overdoing it. A lovely throw on an armchair, a fluffy rug or a couple of fuzzy pillows on the couch can integrate well with any décor.
"Faux fur encourages engagement in a space," says Gates. "Most people are tactile, so having something in your space that's soft is appealing and makes people want to go into the room and touch it."
Fur is great to give a natural accent to the décor, from modern minimalistic to more classic looks. Some of the most luxurious hotels and lodges in New Zealand, like the Eichardt’s Private Hotel, in Queenstown, choose fur to add a natural warm touch to their elegant apartments.
Colourful fur pieces are fun and can be a nice statement piece, adding character to the room.
Juxtaposing styles is a nice trend, mixing more contemporary design with earthy elements like fur, leather or rustic wood. A nice trick to harmonise modern austere looking furniture is adding a rustic chic touch of fur.
Fur pieces not only contribute with the décor, they can also be useful, be that a comfy ottoman, a fluffy pillow or a cosy throw; they are all useful pieces that add style to the ambience.
Fur goes well in all rooms of the house. From the bathroom to the kitchen there is always a way to use fur to have an interesting element that adds class and personality.