My favorite thing about the blogosphere is the sharing of inspirational ideas, well-researched information, personal experiences, and well, cheap finds! Let's examine that last point further, shall we?
After seeing the IKEA Rens Sheepskin rug in the homes of fellow bloggers Erin Gates and Sherry and John Petersik (and looking up the price: a measly $25!), I purchased two of my own on Sunday. (First post on items for the new apartment - check!) While I'd love to put them on the floor to cozy up my feet, I have no doubt my dogs would make a bed out of them. So I am using them over the back of furniture, as shown in the photo above; a great nod to the changing seasons I think. Plus, if you've ever touched sheepskin, you know it's the softest thing on Earth. Here it is:
You can also get slightly larger versions: one for $39.99 that also comes in grey and one that I cannot find online for $80 or so.
Below, you can see it on the dining table bench in the living room/dining room of Young House Love bloggers, the Petersiks.
Here, Elements of Style blogger, Erin Gates, put two together alongside her bed.
a few other rooms featuring a sheepskin throws...
and sheepskin rugs...