Wonderful ways to decorate with wool

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  • Well, it is Wool Week

    Soft to the touch and naturally resilient and warm, there really is no better time to consider the irresistible properties of wool than now – it’s Wool Week.

    Here’s how to decorate with wool and celebrate all things woolly.

    The wonder of wool

    Adding woolen soft furnishings to this understated grey living room will add a cosy, calming feel. The abundance of texture and pattern in the wool, plus the burst of yellow prevents this room from looking gloomy. Everything in the room is very tactile, from the pendant light cover to the footstall and the wall-mounted rabbit and sheep’s head sculptures add a quirky touch.

    Warm up

    Wool in the form of throws, table coverings and curtains soften this log-cabin scheme, while adding texture and comfort. An easy way to decorate with wool.

    And relax …

    A large neutral woolen pouffee adds texture to this traditional hallway. Go all out with a heavy weave rug, large blue beanbag and narrow pleated window bling. If you’re using grey paint in a neutral scheme, make sure you choose a warm shade to prevent the look from becoming too cool.

    All stripes

    A bold striped two-tone wool carpet needs carful pairing with similarly coloured fabrics and accessories. The acqua walls calm the scheme, while adding warmth and colour. The wide grosgrain ribbon edging frames the large pattern of the curtain fabric while echoing the stripes of the carpet and chair.

    Contemporary classic

    The Chesterfield sofa is upholstered in a mint wool for an update on this design classic, while the wool plaids and Welsh weave blankets add a rich tactile element to this living room.

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