The Woolen Home

Most Wovember participants come to wool through their craft practice. But there is more to wool than crafting. Wool is a perfect fiber to incorporate into your home. Not only is it naturally fire resistant, immediately making your home a safer place to be, but it can break down pollutants in the air, muffle loud noises, reduce energy costs, and more.

Here’s a list of ten ways you can put wool to work in your home.

  1. Wool Blankets: Wrap yourself in warmth with wool blankets, perfect for snuggling on the couch or adding a touch of comfort to your bedroom. Choose from a variety of textures and colors to suit your decor.
  2. Wool Duvets: Most duvets are filled with man-made fibers, which are a nightmare for the environment, or feathers/down, which shift to the edges while you sleep. The wool batting in a wool duvet stays in place through the night and won’t clog a landfill when they eventually need to be replace, likely by your grandchildren.
  3. Wool Upholstery: Upgrade your furniture by choosing furniture that is upholstered in wool or reupholster furniture that’s looking a little haggard with wool fabric. It adds a touch of elegance and coziness to your chairs, sofas, or ottomans.
  4. Wool Wall Hangings: Elevate your home decor with wool wall hangings. Create beautiful, textured tapestries or woven art pieces to add a unique focal point to any room. Bonus: Wool wall hangings reduce sound in a room. Perfect for your budding saxophonist or a parent who works nights.
  5. Wool Curtains or Drapes: Use wool fabric for curtains or drapes. They offer excellent insulation, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer while adding a touch of sophistication.
  6. Wool Pillow Covers: Add a cozy element to your living space by dressing up your throw pillows with wool covers. Mix and match different textures and patterns for a stylish and comfortable look.
  7. Wool Dryer Balls: Dryer balls can shorten dryer time, saving money on your electric bill. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and they can transfer the scent gently to your clothes, as well.
  8. Wool Lampshades: Consider using wool to create or cover lampshades. The soft, diffused light through wool adds a warm, inviting ambiance to any room.
  9. Wool Bathroom Accessories: Wool is naturally hydrophobic and resists both odors and mold. Rugs, stool covers, curling iron mats and more can all be made with wool and make your bathroom a more hygienic place.
  10. Wool Sponges: Yes, wool is hydrophobic, but you don’t need a sponge to be soaked through to get the job done. Felted wool makes a perfect sponge for washing dishes and is a good way to use wool that is otherwise hard to find a use for.

Wool’s versatility and natural beauty make it an excellent material for a wide range of home decor and functional items, allowing you to bring warmth, style, and a touch of nature into your living spaces.