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10 best faux sheepskin rugs to suit your room

No sheep were harmed in the making of these luxurious cruelty-free floor coverings

Best faux sheepskin rugs
By @brimfulofashah
22 February 2021
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s this spring - or fool’s spring? Temperatures may be on the up, but it can still feel pretty cold out there. Shop trips require a jacket and while you can certainly think about turning off the central heating timer, a cosy floor covering is the perfect way to make cold mornings more bearable during this weird in-between seasons stage.

Sheepskin rugs are the quickest route to making your interiors stylish and home cosy. While traditional ones are made from the skin and wool of sheep (surprise surprise), faux is just as fabulous.

Plus, they come in all shapes and colours and are as good for throwing over chilly floors as they are for draping over your favourite chair, ready to envelope you in a delicious extra layer of warmth.

Synthetic sheepskin rugs are easy on the wallet too, with animal-free options for every budget.

We’ve rounded up some of the best to shop in our edit below.

Mordecai Handmade Shag Sheepskin Pink Rug

Dyed in a particularly pretty shade of dusk pink, this super soft 60 x 90cm rug will add a sense of decadent style to your boudoir.

Add a rug gripper underfoot to ensure it stays in place on solid or tiled floors.

Mordecai

La Redoute Livio Large Faux Sheepskin Rug

This fluffy rug is perfect for anyone who likes the look of fur but not the idea.

This faux sheepskin rug, made from a mix of acrylic and polyester, will give you the same luxurious effect as the real thing.

La Redoute

Pink Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug

Cheap doesn't mean tasteless. Remarkably, this acrylic-made sheepskin rug from Dunelm costs less than £20 but looks like one that costs four times at much. It's just the sort of thing bloggers use as a background for their shots - you know, just in case you wanted a new home accessory that also took your Gram game to the next level.

Available in three other colours if pink isn't quite your thing.

Dunelm

Bedee Faux Sheepskin Rug

Measuring 65 x 102cm, this luxe-looking rug looks far more expensive than its price tag. It offers a quick and easy way to update your interiors and is made from artificial wool, backed with soft white suede.

Bedee

Eleanor Handmade Shag Sheepskin White Rug

If you want to recreate bring a boutique hotel look to your home, this perfectly round arctic white rug is ideal for placing by the sofa or in the bathroom. It's as soft as it looks and offered in two sizes: 60cm and 90cm.

Wayfair

Faux Lambskin Sheepskin Grey Rug

If you're into all-grey interiors (looking at you, Hinchers), then this ridiculously soft rug is one to add to your collection of homewares. It's washing and tumble dry safe, so it's easy to clean when hoovering has done all it can for the 8cm pile.

Amazon

Argos Home Double Sheepskin Faux Fur Shaped Rug

This XL rug is the perfect silky accent to cover large spaces like a living room. It comes with a non-slip backing, which is a good thing as you won't be able to get kids or pets off the soft, warm fibres.

Argos

Dunelm Supersoft Faux Fur Double Pelt Grey Rug

Give your landing a simple yet oh-so stylish makeover with this long rug available now at Dunelm. With a pile that's as lusciously as deep as a pound coin, the grey acrylic rug is an ideal neutral to suit a range of home decor palettes.

While you can't chuck the 58cm x 176cm rug into the wash (it requires a professional clean) when positioned in high traffic areas away from exits, it should keep its look and colour for longer.

Dunelm

Asiatic Auckland Luxury Faux Sheepskin Pink Rugs

Coming home to this pastel purple rug might be the best part of your day. It comes in four sizes and the deep pile is the softest around. Lay it alongside your bed to warm your feet first thing.

Rugs Direct

Next Faux Fur Rug

Crafted from nothing but polyester and acrylic, this sumptuous rug is marshmallow-soft. The fibres are especially snuggly, perfect for throwing on the sofa or laying at your bedside.

Choose from two sizes: 60 x 90cm or 90 x 120cm. Dry clean with a specialist only.

Next

Verdict

For high quality and plush pile, Wayfair's Mordecai Handmade Shag Sheepskin Pink Rug is our top choice. The size makes it perfect for styling in a range of ways, from simply laying by your bedside to throwing over the sofa for an extra layer of warmth when it's cold out.