IDEAS & ADVICE
How to Style up your Home with Cowhide Rugs
Bring the naturally imperfect beauty of a leather-hide rug into your home with these easy styling tips.
Give your home a hit of modern style in the form of a textural cowhide rug. The latest must-have item on the designer circuit, these bovine beauties offer unique colouring and warmth in a range of organic shapes and sizes. As a natural product, each leather hide is one of a kind. The hide goes through the same tanning process as regular leather, and then the most interesting patterns and markings are selected for rugs. They can be used to insulate cold stone or tiled floors, or layered with other rugs for a boho style - you can even drape one over the back of a sofa for a bold look.
Colours & patterns
Available in a range of colours and patterns, you’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to choosing your perfect cowhide. The natural look includes brown, black, cream, white and combinations of those colours in various speckled and splotched looks, reflecting the beautiful, organic nature of the animal skin. Alternatively, you can choose a hide in an exotic animal print, such as a zebra or leopard, that has been silkscreened onto the cowhide during the production process. If you want to go really wild, choose from a range of bright and playful pastels, such as a pop of pink, blue or green!
Where to use a cowhide rug
The striking patterns and durable nature of cowhide rugs makes them perfect anywhere you can think of - here are a few ideas.
Caring for your cowhide rug
Shake the skin outdoors occasionally to get rid of dust and dirt, and vacuum in the direction of the hair regularly. Blot any spills with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Then try with a slightly damp cloth, and from there, apply a small amount of gentle shampoo to the area using a moist cloth. Avoid any harsh cleaners and chemicals.