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The Many Markings of Cowhide

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Using cowhide rugs in your decor scheme might seem like a country western nightmare, but in reality this bovine floor decor is a versatile, stain resistant, hypo-allergenic alternative to messy carpets. Cowhide comes in a variety of colors, and every hide is unique. This makes it a perfect choice for the discerning consumer looking to decorate with a piece no one else has- it's guaranteed that no one else will have a cowhide like yours.



No matter what color scheme your decor follows, chances are high you can find a cowhide rug to match. At its core, a cowhide will add a masculine touch to any room. Matching the rug to other decor within the room, however, has the potential to transform a room into a rustic, shabby chic, or even a feminine room if done properly. A major factor in what tone your rug will take lies in the color you choose. Classic decorators can choose white or black, while those with more eclectic tastes may look for a holstein pattern or brown and white splotches.

Brands, scars, the cut of the rug, and numerous other factors contribute to the uniqueness of your rug and allow you almost unlimited options. You may even be able to find cowhide rugs that have been dyed specific colors, further unleashing your imagination.

If you have family members with environmental allergies, a cowhide rug is a smart choice.
Completely hypoallergenic, these rugs won't irritate your nose. They are resistant to mold, don't hold dander, and discourage pests from taking up residence. They're also extremely hard wearing, stain resistant, and can handle high traffic areas with ease. Unlike a traditional rug, cowhides won't unravel, are difficult to tear, and are easy to spot clean even the trickiest liquids off of. If you choose a black or brown rug, stains are not likely to show at all, or will be extremely minimal, even if not cleaned immediately after the stain occurs. For this reason, they're often considered the ideal rug for families with pets or small children.

These rug masters aren't limited to the floor, either. Try hanging one on your wall as a focal piece in a room, or draping one over the back of a piece of furniture to revamp your old couch or rocking chair. They can be used as a rug almost anywhere, from the dining room to the bedroom to a hallway. Since they are so long-lived, you can expect to pass your cowhide rug down from generation to generation, making a living memory for your children and grandchildren.

Overall, cowhide rugs are the ideal decorating solution for those looking for a durable, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, classic decorating focal point. They bring a room together in a cost-effective way that is difficult to achieve with other types of flooring, and they look much more expensive than they actually are. They offer a unique aesthetic that most other rugs cannot achieve on their own. Your cowhide rug will serve you and your floors well for many years to come.


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14 comments

  1. I'm not big on animal prints, but I do like the simplicity of the cowhide rugs. It is definitely a conversation starter.

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  2. What a cool post! I never knew ANY of that stuff about cowhide! Great to know it's good for allergies, AND looks great!

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  3. I am considering a cowhide rug for our entertainment room. I love the way they look and feel. A cream and brown one will go perfect with our decor.

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  4. My daughter will skin me if I ever brought home an actual cowhide rug. She lives a vegan lifestyle and has really made some changes to our life.

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  5. I always stay away from rugs because of my dog. But now I think I found the solution!

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  6. I haven't thought about using cowhide as a rug. I normally just stick to our hardwood floors because it's a lot easier to maintain. I'm considering this as a design option though.

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  7. I have mixed feelings about having a cowhide rug. It is beautiful, no doubt about that. But the thought that it is the skin of a dead animal makes me think twice.

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  8. Will tell my wife about this cowhide rugs. Looks pretty awesome. Love it!

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  9. I like the look of it, but I'd have to do faux cowhide. The patterns really are quite striking.

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  10. Nice to know that this is okay for people with allergies! Thanks for sharing this.

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  11. I want to have a cowhide rug at my living room. This will match my black furniture there.

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  12. I didn't realize it could be a great choice for those with allergies. Learn something new every day! :)

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  13. I have never used a cowhide rug in our home before & honestly I am so fishy in to using such animal prints at home. But it is great we could find it based on the color scheme we need & I love that they are hypo-allergenic as well!

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  14. Cowhide rug really looks nice and unoque :) I prefer this to put in our living room. I want to have one of that :)

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