Ready to punch up your living space? Are you ready to ramp up your home decor? It may be time to consider something you’ve never thought of before: a cowhide rug. Simultaneously classic and on-trend, cowhide rugs have a number of benefits, from style to practicality.
Cowhide rugs can be subtle accents in practically any room of your home, whether you have an enormous house or a small apartment. Since it’s a natural byproduct, it’s a great addition to a home that has a natural, warm, comfortable atmosphere. This wonderful example of the beauty of nature goes well with most types of decor thanks to their versatility. Plus, they’re easy to maintain, they’ll last for years and most of them are hypo-allergenic.
The Natural Beauty of a Cowhide Rug
The gorgeous natural patterns of cowhide rugs can be varied in both shape and color. Each cowhide rug is unique because each cow has its own combination of colors, shapes and patterns. Some cowhide rugs will be black and white, while others will be solid black, white, brown or gray. Since cows are such large animals, you can find rugs of all sizes to fit your space.
The Versatility of Cowhide Rugs
Cowhide rugs don’t just have to go on the floor. You can also use one as a gorgeous wall hanging. If you do want to use the cowhide rug on the floor, you’ll have a soft, comfortable place to stand or a great setting for an eye-catching piece of furniture. How visible you want the rug to be will determine where you place it. Additionally, you can also a chair with a cowhide rug. Small rugs can be used as throws on the backs of couches or leather chairs. This is a cool, unique idea if you have a country home.
Cowhide Rugs are Tough
Cow hide is highly durable and tough, meaning your cowhide rug will last for years. Despite how soft and pliable the rug is, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how it will withstand the test of time. The better you care for your rug, the longer it will last. If you opt to hang it on the wall, it could last for decades because it won’t experience any wear and tear.
Caring for Cowhide Rugs
In order to extend the rug’s life even more, it’s important to care for the cowhide. Luckily, this isn’t very difficult to do. Cowhide is easy to clean using just a damp sponge. You can also give it a good shake to fluff up its coat and get rid of any debris. If you happen to spill something on the rug, you’ll simply need to wipe it off with a mild soap and warm water.
Cowhide is Hypo-Allergenic
If you or someone in your household has allergies, it can be difficult to find furnishings and decor that don’t irritate those allergies. Cowhide is a great option because most cowhide rugs are fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic.