Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back To School STYLE

It's that time of the year - thousands of young adults are making the journey (maybe close, maybe far...) to college to begin or continue their educational career. And if it's the beginning of the college experience, chances are - they're going to be making home in a dormitory.

Dorm rooms aren't all alike - some are a pretty good size, others are matchboxes. In some dorms, you share a bathroom with the entire floor - and in others you get your own private bathroom. Whatever sort of dorm room you or your blooming young adult have - one question remains for all college students moving into the dorm room: "How can I make this room more personal, or more like home?"

Making your dorm room feel a little more like home is easy! Here's some dorm room decorating tips!
ADD COLOR - no matter what your style, adding a pop of color to any space can not only have a direct effect on your mood, but it can transform it into your own personal 'zone'. Hands down - the easiest way to add a huge splash of color is to add a rug. Girls might choose to throw in pinks, reds or greens - easily done with a hot-pink cowhide rug - while the guys might opt for something a bit more masculine - like a navy blue cowhide rug.
Place lots of pictures - put lots of pictures of your friend and family. This will help you keep them on your mind - and help you stay inspired.

Many use our natural cowhide rugs to craft their own, personal style with many objects and accessories used in interior spaces. If you love the look of natural hair-on hide, get a cowhide and use it to create several accessories for your dorm room - such as photo frames, cowhide pillows, desk accessories and more.

The key to making your dorm room more 'personal' is to add your own personal style whenever you can. Get creative - and use beautiful and personalized resources to create a beautiful and personalized space. And above all - HAVE FUN.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Professional Spaces, Cowhide Graces

Decorating with cowhide rugs has become a huge favorite of interior designers. The warmth and durability of these rugs is amazing. They can help turn a very simple environment into a very stylish one. A great room to use these in, but often overlooked, is the home office or professional space.

A cowhide rug in a home office can give the room a rustic, but modern touch. The combination of the cowhide rug with a leather chair and a metal desk is very chic. Or you can go with deep, rich colors on the wall with overstuffed leather furniture, a big wooden desk and a beautiful brindle cowhide rug for a very grand, masculine look. Or perhaps you would like to channel your inner African Big Game Hunter style - opt for one of our exotic cowhides printed to resemble (and very closely, too) a zebra rug.

Another fabulous option would be in a doctor or dentist office. Imagine the calm feeling the patients would get if the waiting area had a beautiful cowhide rug. The cold, sterile waiting room would instantly have the warm feeling of home. In a pediatrician’s office, the sight of a tiger cowhide rug might illicit wonder and giggles instead of fear from a nervous child.

Decorating a place of business can be tricky. You want your office space to be inviting and pleasant, yet remain professional in appearance and atmosphere. A cowhide rug will add texture and pattern to make your office space a more pleasant and productive environment. A calm, comfortable work place will give way to positive energy which results in good productivity – a win, win in any business environment!