The shift of season marks more than just a change in temperature—but a welcome opportunity to revamp your space. As the brighter summer months approach, chances are your home is in need of some stylish warm-weather updates that serve as both functional and fashionable décor.
One surprisingly easy transitional item—which works for all seasons—is a natural hide. You might associate the furry, cosy piece of decor with winter hygge, but certain hides like Merino sheepskin are known to play to the weather, giving off warmth in winter yet providing a naturally cool and breathable covering for summer. The best part about introducing a hide, aside from the dynamic practicality, is that you can find them in all colours, shapes, and forms (think: pillows, throw, rugs, and cushions). Plus, they’re soft to the touch, creating a welcoming environment in any room.
Along with adding a hide (or a two), there are a few other simple updates that will help you and your home make the transition to summer a seamless, yet chic one.
1. The Jacob Sheepskin Cushion in Black and White
Crafted from the finest quality of ethically sourced hides, this natural sheepskin cushion brings a sophisticated and dramatic look to any room. The black and white design lends a light and airy feel without overwhelming the space, no matter how small. Toss the cushion on a patterned chair to add dimension or pair with a black or white leather seating arrangement and keep it clean and classic.
2. Icelandic Shorn Sheepskin Pouffe in Dusky Pink
There’s something about pink that just feels like summer. We love this soft and cosy sheepskin pouffe in dusky pink, as it’s the perfect accessory for a touch of softness that’s not too warm for summer. Use it as spare seating when you’re entertaining after a summer barbecue or throw your feet up on after a long day in the sun. The touch of pink is a little dose of the tropics.
3. Mongolian Sheepskin Throw in Light Grey
The light grey shade of this crimped Mongolian sheepskin throw adds instant elegance to any piece of furniture it adorns. Drape it over a sofa or arm chair to add a luxurious and cosy accent piece that is also practical to curl up under when the summer breeze turns into a cool night.
4. Genuine Springbok Cushion
South Africa is known for its warm, sunny days, so as you might expect, springbok hides, sourced from springbok of the region, naturally fare well in the summer! Swap in our genuine springbok cushion for your heftier throw pillows and lighten up your sofa or chairs for the season. They'll add a summer safari / rustic feel to the space.
5. Merino Sheepskin Area Rug
Bring it to the bedroom. The lightweight merino sheepskin area rug provides a soft look (and feel) to enhance the serenity of your bedroom. The natural white colour lends a light new dimension to the flooring, and will also be a welcomed new aesthetic for hardwood or existing carpeting.