A little over a decade ago, cowhide rugs were considered the domain of country homesteads and ranches. However, over the last ten years, a subtle shift in design trends has seen the cowhide rug become a "must-have" if you are restyling or decorating your home. A quality coloured, or cream, cowhide rug can create contrast in any interior, giving your home the "wow" factor.
1. Contrast your walls
White walls make a room look fresh and airy, but at the same time, they can make your home look bland and create a sense of distance. To add a pop of colour and warmth, try adding a classic cowhide rug such as the Tranquilo Rug. The warm tones and neutral textures will add a touch of contrast without taking away from the openness of the room.
2. Contrast your carpet
Carpet offers a number of benefits over wood flooring, including insulation and the dampening of sound. However, just because you have carpet, it doesn't mean you can't layer a beautiful, large cowhide rug to create contrast and additional luxury in any formal or informal lounge. The earthy tones and soft feel of the De Los Bosques Rug will not only contrast your carpet but will complement any wood-burning or gas heater. To take the contrast and luxury one step further, add an Escano Cowhide Ottoman. This lightweight, cowhide stool with contrasting jute handles is the perfect accessory to put your feet up and unwind after a long day.
3. Contrast your lounge or armchair
A high-quality cowhide doesn't only belong on your floor. Handcrafted, artesian cushions, such as the Trilogia, in dark charcoal or rich navy, add texture and warmth to a light coloured lounge. Alternatively, try a cushion from the Nueva Raya Range to add a splash of contrasting colour and whimsy to your favourite armchair.
If you want to restyle your home, Art Hide makes things easy for you. You can order sample swatches direct from our fantastic digital showroom -find out more here. Our stunning samples cost only $5, are shipped to you for free, and are yours to try for two weeks. After the two week period is over, simply ship them back to us free of charge!