We often see fashion filter into interiors and this season it’s no different, with faux fur a huge trend both on the catwalk and in the home.

Because it’s animal friendly, designers including Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are all huge advocates of the material, using it throughout their AW14 shows.

Using faux fur in your home serves the same purpose as it does with fashion; it’s an accent. If you were to embrace the trend completely you’d certainly overdo it, but a few pieces here and there are a great way to add texture to a room.

For those long nights in by the fire, nothing says luxury quite like the range of Faux Fur Bean Bags from Barker and Stonehouse.

Stylish and comfortable, these chairs take lounging to the extreme and are available in a range of colours to match your interior style.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match faux fur with other textures to bring personality and a pop of character to the rooms you are decorating.

One of the first challenges of mixing textures is determining what looks good together and what doesn’t. Start by picking a complementary colour palette and decide if warm or cool colours will work best in your living space.

If you prefer to incorporate the faux fur look more subtly into your décor, then accessories are a great way to go about it.

Barker and Stonehouse has the Kudo Fake Fur Throw which is as stylish as it is functional to keep you snug during the winter months.

The definition of luxury, the throw is the perfect addition to your living room or bedroom, especially when partnered with the matching Kudo Fake Fur cushion.

Have a little fun with your dining and living room chairs by reupholstering them.  It’s a fun and inexpensive way to give your furniture a new lease of life and you can pick your favourite fake fur style and colour scheme.

Or take a walk on the wild side and add a touch of elegance to any room with a magnificent, faux fur, shag rug.

I love the Urban Safari Pastel Mink rug from Barker and Stonehouse which is great to look at and feels wonderful to walk on. Hand-tufted in durable polyester it creates lush textures and adds a warm, soft ambience to any interior.

All of the products are from Barker and Stonehouse (www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk).  You can follow us at www.facebook.com/barkerandstonehouse