Choosing a style of decor for your home can be fraught with indecision.
Finding items that fit your aesthetic and that will last for years to
come can prove to be difficult. An important aspect of home decor is
finding the right accent pieces and accessories to complete the look.
Cowhide rugs are a great way to add warmth, visual appeal, and a cozy feel to a home. These rugs aren't just for the rustic-style home though. They can fit in with a variety of decorating styles as they are surprisingly versatile.
Some home decor styles that provide a great backdrop for cowhide rugs:
- Mid Century Modern
- Urban Modern
- Shabby Chic
While the farmhouse style is the obvious choice, the refined lines and heavy, dark wood associated with Mid Century Modern will work as well. Scandinavian and Industrial decor provides a cool, sleek backdrop that will really allow your rug to stand out. The coldness of the metal and glass often used in this style provides a fantastic contrast.
Cowhide rugs are also an interesting juxtaposition in Urban Modern, glam style home decor. Imagine a beautiful velvet couch, crystal lighting fixtures and a luxurious cowhide rug! It may be difficult to imagine a shabby chic home featuring a cowhide rug. But with a modern touch, the antique feel and soothing palette is an excellent match.
No need to limit your rug to just a living room or family room either.
Adding one to your living room or family room can easily tie the space
together. You may also consider adding a cowhide rug to your home office
or bedroom to make the space feel more inviting.
Because they are all-natural, they have the added advantage of being hypo-allergenic and extremely durable. This also makes them an excellent decor choice for families with children and pets.
Caring for your rug is relatively easy. Instead of vacuuming, you should gently shake the rug out to remove any loose dirt and debris. If your rug becomes stained, use an equal mix of white vinegar and water to remove the stain. A leather cleaner can also be used to remove any persistent stains. Finally, allow your rug to air out in the sunlight for an hour or so every few months. This will keep your rug in top shape for many years to come.