In this season's home decor offerings, faux furs are common in pillows, throws and stools. They add a touch of drama and cruelty-free coziness.

Set decorator Beth Kushnick, whose chic rooms on CBS' "The Good Wife" garnered such a following that she launched her own line of decorative accessories, called BAK Home and available at Wayfair and AllModern, likes to use faux fur throws and pillows as a textural element.

"Keeping them in the same color palette as the sofa or bed works best and creates another layer," she says. For her taste, a little fur goes far.

"I use it sparingly, but specifically. Picture a crisp bed of white linens with a white faux fur throw, or a black velvet sofa with black faux fur pillows as a backdrop for some other patterned pillows," she says.