Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Decorating With "Rustic" Style

Rustic decorating wears many hats when it comes to 'style' lingo - including cottage, country and western styles - and many times, rustic can be very modern. The point of the style is to bring in a warm and natural feeling - and instill feelings of calm and relaxation. It is often associated with ski lodges, or vacation spots as well.

With rustic décor one would typically design with natural elements, such as grapevine and trees, natural horn antlers, and wildlife and in many earthy colors. You can have different textures with rustic décor - most popular being woods. No longer do all woods have to match - in fact; rustic décor is really about mixing your favorite types of woods and colors.

Imagine a beautiful oak table by a timeless hearth/fireplace, surrounded by a lovely natural rawhide rug with big cushions and pillows. Cowhide pillows will soften up the look of a chair and also provides additional comfort for you and your guests. Cowhides are a great way to tie in the rustic style to any interior. You can hang a cowhide on the wall, or place it on the floor in front of the fireplace - or anywhere to add in your desired look. Cowhides are a natural and beautiful accent which add warmth and nature to any design.

To achieve an even more rustic feel, tie in woodsy accent pieces such a coat trees, old mirrors, natural hide accessories, twigs, berries and many splashes of color - you will feel like you are at a rustic lodge in Aspen!

Rustic decorating has become a very popular way to decorate your home or office as it encourages a feel of tranquility and relaxation. You don’t have to live in the mountains to feel warm and secure.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Go Pink This Valentines Day

We know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner - and the things that come to mind are pink flowers, pink candies, pink cards and more pink! But did you think of a pink cowhide? This makes a fun Valentine's Gift for young and old alike.

Pink is the color of happiness, elegance, romance and grace. Brighter pinks are young, fun and exciting and lighter pinks are soft and romantic and tranquil. Not only has pink been a huge color for this holiday, the pink ribbon is the recognized symbol of hope and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

There are so many wonderful things you can feel with the color pink - and often people decorate their homes using different shades of pink or adding splashes of pink to their décor. Why not? The color pink is soft, yet strong or bold yet elegant and you can find some great cowhide rugs to add to your décor that will just fit the mold!

Now you can ad bold colors of pinks, purples, and greens to your cowhide and add that awesome splash or pop that you were needing. Great for decorating girl’s rooms (small or teen) or adding some color to a bedroom for softness or living or dining area.

When choosing a cowhide rug with a pink color you can choose a solid pink, pink and black variety, bold pink or fuchsia or a natural cowhide that has a hint of light pale pink. A pink zebra is great too for the room decorated with a zebra or animal print.

A great benefit of a cowhide rug is that it is naturally skid resistant and easy to clean to make it extremely durable in whatever room you add your new addition to.

So, this Valentine’s Day, think PINK and about all the possibilities!