The Easiest Faux Faux Fur Rug

By Kate Riley November 6, 2017

During last year’s holiday season I decided to give my living room that extra cozy factor by adding a faux fur rug. When I went on the hunt for one I discovered even the cheap 5×7’s start around $200 so I came up with a less expensive alternative.

Perhaps you didn’t notice it last year because you were all just so mesmerized by the loveliness of my paper leaf garland which really was the feature and that faux fur rug just slipped past you. :)


I completely forgot to blog about the rug last season so when I opened up the Christmas closet last weekend and found my folded faux fur fabric tucked away I remembered all about it.

Yep that’s my secret: it’s just fabric. I simply wrapped my existing rug in faux fur fabric and left it at that.

Easiest faux faux fur rug ever.


I brought it back for fall and you can be sure it will make an appearance next month for a holiday home tour.


Many faux fur fabrics are rather thick and come in 60” width. With a purchase of 3 yards you can create a 5×7’ faux faux fur rug by using an existing 5×7’ rug in your home as its base to avoid slippage. I simply tucked mine under around the edges, but a few safety pins will also do the trick in securing it to your existing rug.

The reason I prefer the synthetic fur fabric + rug layering trick instead of an actual faux fur rug is that it can be folded up and tucked away more easily after the winter season. After all, I don’t want a fur rug all year long, just something to step on and add cozy texture between November and February.

You could create a larger 8×10′ faux fur rug by attaching a fabric like this (at less than $10 a yard) with hot glue to a non-slip rug pad like this.

Or do something similar with these additional faux fur fabrics by the yard:

faux fox / white rabbit / black + white emu

tibetan fox / mongolian gray fox / black + white husky

faux candy / white mongolian fur / paloma swirl


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 4, 2017

Happy weekend friends! It’s raining here and the leaves are falling off the trees, I can sense winter nearing but I’m still embracing these last few weeks and the vivid autumn foliage still present.

I’m headed back to Vegas for a few days to visit family and work on the flip house. I had every intention of finishing the kitchen and master bathroom by now but the local wildfires totally derailed me. Anyway, I’m making progress on both over the next few days and will have space reveals completed in the early new year (fingers crossed).

Favorite links:


I could not love this backsplash more.

This boutique Parisian hotel will give you serious design inspiration.

Ha ha #Complainsgiving. Love the comments on this Instagram post.

What a pretty painted paper leaf garland.

I really need this wall mural in my life.

Hmmm, are we really over these home decor trends?

Artistry on display: this creative themed Christmas tree.

Great DIY tutorial: how to make pencil pleat curtains.

Another perspective on decluttering: death cleaning.

Einstein’s theory of happiness is spot on.

Museum gallery doppelgangers.

Waking up at night? Consider the reasons in the Chinese body clock.

Strange facts about daylight saving time.