A Guide to Sheepskin Rugs
Sheepskin rugs may seem like an unconventional choice when it comes to decorating a home, but they create a cosy atmosphere anywhere they are placed. Along with being a natural product, they can be used in multiple ways to create a warm and inviting space. Homeowners who are looking for a rug that is easy to clean and maintain would do well to consider sheepskin rugs as part of their decorating scheme.
Area rugs may be the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks about using sheepskin as a floor covering. Many of them measure six feet in length by three feet in width, which can fill in the space on the floor in a room quite nicely.
Other options for using an area rug made from sheepskin in a room include hanging it on a wall or draping it over a sofa. In the latter instance, the rug can be used as a cosy blanket when someone wants to curl up for a nap.
A designer sheepskin rug has a different look than an area rug. It may be dyed any colour to suit the decor of a room. Some of them incorporate long and short sheepskin to create an interesting pattern in the pile of the piece. A creative designer may decide to combine sheepskin from different species to create a multi-colour rug. Buyers can find a single rug that includes white, ivory, grey, brown and black colours in it. This combination of tones would make an attractive addition to any indoor space.
Not all sheepskin rugs are placed on the floor. They can also be used as a warm and attractive bedspread. The most popular choice is a white sheepskin rug, but other colours can also be used for this purpose.
Small size made specifically as childrens rugs are popular choice among new parents. Measuring approximately eight square feet, the pile can be trimmed so that it measures no more than 3/4", which makes it safe for a young child to be in contact with. Not only can these rugs be placed in a child's crib, but they can also be placed on the floor for the child to sit and play on. Parents who are dealing with a fussy baby may want to try putting the child down on top of a sheepskin rug; the warmth and texture of the rug may help the youngster to settle down.
Caring for Sheepskin Rugs
One of the advantages of choosing a sheepskin rug for the home is that it is easy to care for. The pile of a new rug may appear flat at first, but it will bounce back relatively quickly if it is shaken and spread out. A sheepskin rug can be machine-washed or cleaned by hand using warm or cold water. Special products are available for machine washing. The rug should be spread out flat for drying and kept out of direct sun.