For a refined, decorative spark of personality that is trendy, but homey, nothing beats a subtle, natural touch. Genuine cowhide rugs are ideal for natural-inspired interior design. Below are five inventive ways to incorporate cowhide rugs into your home’s décor to achieve that modern, natural ambiance:
Choose a Colour That Pops
You don’t have to live along the sprawling countryside or be nestled amidst the hills to incorporate natural decor. This look can be achieved in any home, regardless of your surroundings. All you need are charming accent pieces to bring out this theme and maximize it to its fullest potential. The best thing about an authentic cowhide rug is its ability to serve as a striking focal point in a living room, whilst at the same time warming the overall space. The unique texture and appearance of cow skin makes expansive or rugged areas appear inviting and cosy. Because cowhides come in a variety of colours, sizes and shapes, it is easy to match your favourite decorating scheme for your living room. You can choose a colour to directly match the room’s overall design or deliberately contrast shades to make the rug stand out.
For example, if your living room features consistently light tones throughout, you can add a uniquely natural statement with a black-and-white cowhide rug. For rooms featuring neutral tones and hardwood floors, a brown and white cowhide can be added that does not overwhelm your living room’s overall design.
Get Creative With Placement
Once you’ve selected a beautiful, genuine cowskin rug, you may find yourself standing in the middle of the room wondering where it should go. Interior design is all about balance, and genuine cowhide rugs are very versatile items, which makes this aspect of redecorating very easy. Fortunately, there are many placement options from which to choose. If you have a fireplace or hearth, the choice is easy. Any cowhide you choose will be absolutely perfect in such an area.
Should you decide to use your new cowhide in the traditional way, as the focal point of your living room, simply place it in the middle of the room where it can be seen from any angle. This is a great way to add that modern, western touch without getting too rustic.
Another great way to add a bit of western flair to your home is to place the rug under a glass table or in front of your entertainment center. These are dynamic ways to use your rug as an accessory if you do not plan to use it as the room’s focal point. Don’t be afraid to try different angles with your new cow hide, such as laying it slightly off-center to change the flow of the room or create an interesting aesthetic.
Layer Your Rugs for an Interesting Touch
In a rustic or western themed home, layering rugs can add an effective and attractive touch. The layers add depth to any area and allow you to experiment with texture and colour in unexpected ways. For example, cowhide looks terrific over a sisal rug, or any flat weave carpet. In addition, layering rugs is an inventive way to pull the focus to one, distinct area of your room. For instance, if you have a piece of distressed furniture, such as an old bookcase, antiques, or reclaimed wood pieces, you can layer different rugs underneath to make a creative focal point that can also serve as a conversation piece.
Ultimately, uniqueness is one of the best things about authentic cowhide rugs. Each one has the pattern and colour of the cow, and since no two animals are exactly alike, no two cowhide rugs are either. Decorating with cowhide enhances the charming, timeless appeal of your home. So don’t be afraid to add a cowhide rug to your living room for a look that is classic, yet still modern in its own way. Add one or more of these high-quality cowhides to your home and enjoy the stylish, rustic flair they bring to your decor. Shop our wide selection of lovely, genuine cowhide rugs and find the perfect one for your home.