Cowhide rugs have been around in decor since the 1800’s. Whether natural, or the more cost effective synthetic versions, cowhide provides a soft textural element to a room and helps break up hard lines and walls with the irregular shapes. the recent resurgence of cowhide and cow prints are a reaction to the last 10 years of hard, straight lines. Homes are crying for soft and interesting shapes to break the mold.
Add an edgy black and white cowhide rug for a splash of glamour in a sophisticated room. This works so well because the room is done in neutrals with just one accent colour- a vibrant yellow. The yellow complients the bold patterns and the overall space feels balanced and easy.
A classic cowhide print from Bouclair is the perfect shape and size for an eclectic and chic living room.
White cowhide feels chic and lends a whimsical flair to a space without feeling heavy and over used.
Cowhide rugs help bridge the gap of vintage and antique items with modern elements. Like this fantastic living room, the softness and playful shape of the rug enhances both the elegant lines of the accent chairs, but ties in the ultra modern white leather sofa. Try putting an airy coffee table on top- one with glass and thin legs for best effect.
And it’s not just for your floor! Cute accent pieces are popping up everywhere! At a smaller investment, throw pillows or a footrest can be an economical way to add some cowhide pizazz into your room without breaking the bank.
Have fun with the scale of the pattern and mixing and matching different textures in materials. Be wild!
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