This Cozy Material Is Trending Right Now—And It Makes the Warmest Blankets
You're going to want to snuggle up in this cuddly fabric.
When the temperatures drop, it's our natural instinct to want to surround ourselves in the warmth and comfort of fur. But for an alternative that's cheaper and more animal-friendly, sherpa fabric was invented. Made from a blend of polyester and acrylic yarns, sherpa is a synthetic fabric that looks and feels like real fur. Often called "faux shearling" and named for its resemblance to the fur-lined clothing worn by the Sherpa people of Nepal, synthetic sherpa is now used on everything from cozy throw blankets to warm boot linings. This winter, the material is spiking in popularity, and it's adding a cozy touch to every room in the house. Here are five of our sherpa favorites that will warm up your home and make amazing holiday gifts.
1 A Textural Sherpa Pillow
One small sherpa accent goes a long way in making a room feel homey. Pop this sherpa pillow cover on your couch, bed, or side chair, and the fuzzy texture will make the space look instantly cozier.
To buy: $17 (originally $26), potterybarn.com.
2 A Snuggly Sherpa-Lined Blanket
Decorating with sherpa rocking chairs and throw pillows is great, but wrapping yourself in a plush sherpa-lined throw blanket is even better. Plus, this blanket costs less than $30 and comes in more than a dozen colors, so you can buy one for yourself and one for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
To buy: $26, amazon.com.
3 The Warmest Sherpa Robe
What's the most luxurious way to enjoy warm and cozy sherpa? Lounging around in a sherpa robe wins, hands-down. For less than $50, this robe makes the ultimate Christmas present.
To buy: $49, pbteen.com.
4 Luxurious Sherpa Rocking Chair
No matter if this sherpa-upholstered rocking chair is set in a nursery, bedroom, or living room, it's sure to be the comfiest seat in the house. Top if off with a sherpa throw pillow for an extra dose of comfort.
To buy: $250, target.com.
5 Sherpa Ottoman
A sherpa-covered ottoman is the ideal spot to rest your feet—ideally next to a roaring fire, and paired with the matching rocking chair above.
To buy: $70, target.com.