Trend Alert: Cow Hide Rugs
Rugs are hugely popular within interior design but this year we have seen a surge in interest for Cow Hide rugs! They can add a huge amount of character to minimally decorated homes and helps to rejuvenate interior spaces. There is a wide variety of different colors and patterns so there is something to suit any interior design style! For those who are conscious about using real cow hide – don’t worry! – there are incredible faux options that we will share with you further on in the post. Let’s have a look at how you can use this trend in your home and what to watch out for…
Why we love it!
We love cow hide rugs because they add a striking contrast to interiors. The edges of these rugs are curved so they are super versatile and work in a variety of spaces. Cow hide rugs add tons of warmth to a space because of the variety of natural tones. PLUS – there are so many different designs available so there’s something for everyone! What’s not to love?
How to use it.
The amazing thing about cow hide rugs is that there is such a wide variety of designs and colors available because of the natural origins of them, even for faux versions.
Cow hide rugs are suitable for most areas of the home, except wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
If you have hardwood floors, you can use a cow hide rug to bring out the tones within the flooring. Hardwood floors are the ideal backdrop for layering cow hide rugs. You can use cow hide rugs for accentuating fireplaces and other key pieces of furniture within living rooms.
Within dining areas, a cow hide rug works particularly well beneath a circular table while larger rugs can also be used under rectangular tables too. In bedrooms cow hide rugs are a great decorative feature. If you have carpet floors, be sure to match the main carpet color to a light shade within the cow hide rug.
What to watch for.
There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of investing in a cow hide rug for your home…
Cow hide rugs have curved edges and are not symmetrical in size. If your interior is very ordered and furniture is placed on strict right angles, they may not be for you. While the curves add interest and something different to ordered spaces if you prefer linear edges to everything then do bare this in mind.
Before purchasing a cow hide rug always make sure you purchase one from a reputable supplier. This is especially important if you are purchasing a real rug. If you do go down the real cow hide rug route, make sure to choose the origin of the rug too.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
A cow hide rug can last many years if the right style and design has been chosen.
Always look for a timeless design and coloring in a cow hide rug so that you can use it for many years. Even if you end up moving it between rooms, by selecting a neutral one or a pattern you absolutely love, it will work in almost every interior scheme.
Check with the supplier for how to maintain the rug and keep it looking its best.
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