Fuzzy benches, ottomans, and stools have been running amuck on Pinterest lately, but hey – not mad. I love how frivolous and playful they look. You would never have an entire couch like this, but as an accent? Amazing. Of course, like all things chic and awesome, the people doing it right know they are the only ones doing it right and charge major $$$$$$. I’m looking at you Jonathan Adler.
They know that faux fur usually looks awful, and that the real deal is a bit pricey, so here we are with $500 stools and $2000 benches, which though chi as all get-out as a little beyond almost everyone’s price point.
Enter Ikea, my favorite source of inspiration. They have a really good fake sheepskin, the Ren, that my cat is obsessed with, and the have $5 stools. Throw in my go-to DIY tip – Spray paint it gold! – and you basically have these lovely little stools. Thirty bucks, thirty minutes max (excluding drying time for paint), and you have a fabulous accent piece. Enjoy!