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Cowhide Decorating Ideas

If you’re looking to add interest to a space but want an alternative to standard floor coverings, be sure to put a hide rug on your list of options. Once just a mainstay of mountain lodges and cowboy movie sets, hides have gone mainstream. Whether your interiors style is modern, traditional, or somewhere in between, they’re a great way to inject texture and subtle, neutral pattern.

There are hide rugs to suit every style and palette. A zebra rug (don’t worry, it’s actually wool!) sets the scene for a glam boudoir or sitting area; cowhide warms up mid-century inspired rooms and hides in mottled grey mimic reindeer for a nod to Scandinavian chic. Hides also have the benefit of being easy to clean with a simple shake outside so they're great for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, or high traffic areas like the entryway. They also layer well on top of other rugs so they're the perfect choice for a quick change in decor. No chaps and spurs required!

Cowhide Rug Living Room Ideas

Tan cowhide rug in living room
An amazing oversized tan cowhide rug looks great centered under the coffee table in this modern boho living room. Cowhide rugs are available in real or faux materials, so you can find the look you want, made in a way you like.

A cowhide rug can be nicely showcased when it's layered over another rug. Jute and sisal rugs make a great base for cowhide rugs as they’re neutral and inexpensive which allows you to splurge on the cowhide rug of your dreams. We love how this black and white cowhide rug is layered on top of a large living room rug to define a smaller conversation area.

via Remodalaholic
Another layered look that makes a statement is a completely white cowhide rug layered over a dark textured woven rug. The result is a beautiful contrast in color and texture that creates a real wow-factor.

via A Glass of Bovino
You may not think of adding a cowhide rug to a glam style living room but this designer did just that, and it couldn’t look better! The white cowhide looks chic layered on top of a traditional rug mixed with gold accents, an emerald green couch, and bold animal print chair makes for a show-stopping combination.

via The EveryGirl
Don’t have to limit yourself to just cowhides. You can use other animal hide rugs in design (faux or real) to get an exotic feel. This faux zebra hide rug adds a bit of luxury and pairs well with the light pink and navy blue in this boho glam space.

Cowhide Entryway Rug Ideas

Cowhide rugs hold up great in high traffic areas like the entryway and their low pile makes it so the front door can open and close easily over the cowhide rug. We've rounded up some of the best cowhide rug ideas for the entryway...

via Lonny
When you approach this funky flamingo pink front door your know there’s going to be something good on the other side. The black and white cowhide rug welcomes guests and dutifully defines the entry space. It matches playfully with the happy colors in the entry.

Cowhide rug in the entryway
via DesignSponge
This entryway features a two-toned cowhide rug to add a bit of personality and fun right when you walk in the door. Paired with a bright and colorful gallery wall and a vintage style desk, this is a match made in heaven.

More Cowhide Rug Design Ideas

Geometric cowhide rug in the living room
via Elizabeth Street Post
There are many ways to show off your unique cowhide rug. A cowhide mosaic rug is an especially interesting design piece. A cowhide rug is cut into squares or strips and then sewn back together in a geometric pattern. The result is the perfect mix of elegance and masculinity.

Cowhide rug in the dining room
via The Grace Tales
A cowhide rug in this modern traditional dining room adds softness to the tile floors and visual interest by using a unique-shaped rug instead of the usual rectangle. Cowhide rugs work well in dining rooms because they’re stain-resistant and their low pile makes them easy to move chairs back and forth from the table.

Don't forget about cowhide rug ideas for the bedroom! These beauties offer the perfect amount of coziness and softness for when your toes hit the floor in the morning. Put one at the end of your bed to define a seating space or anywhere around the room for added warmth and style.

No matter your style or room, a cowhide rug may be just the thing you have been looking for!



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