Friday, March 26, 2010

Dining With Tasteful Decor

I bet you have never seen a cowhide rug and thought to yourself, “wow that would look amazing in my dining room.” Well it is time to change your mind; cowhide rugs are the perfect ‘ingredient’ for your dining room that will make you & your guests say “wow.”

We usually think of a dining room as a traditional place. A place that is cozy, that allows family time , and most of all a place to eat. All of these things are a “tradition” just like the d├ęcor of your dining room. When placing a cowhide rug in your dining room it isn't distasteful, but elegant and traditional. There are many options to consider when choosing a tasteful rug for your dining room.

The first option to consider is color. What color cowhide would flatter the color of your dining room? If you are trying to place a cowhide rug in a room that is already decorated, you should be very picky with the color of your rug. An option that is sure to flatter your room would be a solid color cowhide rug. A very neutral color might be best because in a dining room you want to feel the warmth. This is usually done by using earth tones such as brown and tans. On the contrary, you should avoid using bright busy colors. It is a known fact that red and orange can actually increase a person’s appetite….that is definitely not a good idea!

The second option to consider is: will the cowhide overwhelm my furniture? The answer is "No", a cowhide rug can be the perfect addition with any kind of furniture… you just have to find the right contrasting colors.

Natural wood is always goes great with a cowhide rug, but black furniture would flow great with an exotic zebra print cowhide.

Have you ever thought about how beautiful a dining room would be if you had a cheery wood table with a brindle tiger striped cowhide underneath it…simply breathtaking.

No matter what your idea of a traditional dining room might be, there is a cowhide rug that will tastefully meet your very own “traditional.”

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quick Change Design Expert Advice

Need a quick decorating change in your house, something quick and easy? It is that time of the year for change and a refreshing touch to our homes.

Trying a new rug in a room is a very easy way to change the entire feeling of the room. And why not bring in a natural hair-on hide? Cowhide rugs come in many different colors and shapes and are all unique since they are natural.

Using a cowhide rug gives a space a touch of a little romance, classic style and excitement all at once. It is the perfect touch for any style of room, not just western decor. The rug adds great texture and pattern, movement and balance - to fill out a room and the natural shaping adds interest.

Rugs with solid colors or unique shapes can add a bold statement in most rooms as well. If you have a room that seems very busy, such as pattered furniture, or patterned wallpaper, it is best to go with a solid color rug.

Want something a little bolder? Something with a little more 'pop'? With the color choices of rugs these days being unlimited…it is easy to make a bold statement with a solid color. To draw contrast to a room you can use a opposite solid color rug to make it the focal point of the room and it will offset the dominate color of the room. Whatever your decorating style might be a solid color cowhide rug can emphasize it!

Another way to make your room “pop” is to use a patterned rug with a unique shape. When you decorate with different shapes such as the standard cowhide shape it can add dimension to your room. You should choose a patterned rug when the other parts of your room are more subtle. If you have busy wallpaper or furniture…it is not a good idea to try and match the rug to your designs. Patterned rugs can make for an amazing focal point if you have a room that is full of solids. It can make a room stand out. Your dull room can go to a spruced up well decorated area just by adding a rug!

If you are trying to spruce up a plain room you can add an “exotic” print rug, they are sure to add a little spunk to your room. Exotic patterns are used in high-end and rich interiors and are often very expensive. Add a touch of this exquisite style (a designer's secret!) to your room - for less with a cowhide rug.

No matter what you might need to make your room “refreshed” a cowhide rug can be a perfect addition. They come in solids and patterns, and tons of colors - therefore all of your decorating needs can be immediately met! Talk about a 'QUICK CHANGE'!

So the next time you need a quick fix to change the attitude of your room…Grab a new rug!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hip Kids Rooms

Let's face it - most kid's rooms are blue or pink, adorned with accessories and imagery that pertains to a sports or princess themes and are, at best - just like everyone else's room. Once your child reaches a certain age, he or she will want a more grown up look in their room.

For boys, why not opt for a western or rustic/lodge theme and accessorize with a cowhide rug? Depending on the floors - a natural colored brindle or salt and pepper cowhide rug can really give any room serious character - and a splash of grown-up elegance. Coupled with a nice wooden bed - this authentic and edgy look would make your boy the hippest kid in town - all his friends would be hanging out in the room with the cool cowhide.

For girls - it all depends on her style... For your little punk rocker - it might be a bright purple cowhide rug. Or, you might choose to use a turquoise or hot pink zebra print rug for a fun and funky young lady. Maybe you have a little DIVA in training - who wants to be more grown up and her taste would reflect the finer things - of which a beautiful baby cheetah print cowhide rug would definitely fit the bill in a more elegant and modern 'upscale' design. Girls can be difficult to design for because they are all so different. The great thing about cowhide rugs is that you can totally mix it up with so many colors and styles to choose from - depending on what sort of girl you're decorating for.