Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cowhide Rugs: Interior Design’s Little Black Dress

If you're looking for a rug, look no further than a cowhide. Like a little black dress, it can fit into a lot of situations from a casual modern home to a something more traditional or elegant (you can even throw it over a couch!). If you've got pets or small children, it's a good choice; cowhides can take a beating and they clean up easily.

The shape is fantastic, breaking the traditional rectangular form of most traditional rugs. They're organic and hypoallergenic in addition to being stylish.  They blend with just about any interior design style from minimal, to mid-century modernist style, industrial, to French country and Bohemian style. The black and white cowhide rugs are especially artistic as they make a room a little more abstract.

Interior designers know that cowhide rugs aren’t just a fad. They've been around too long for that to be the case. Do you have a cowhide rug? In the comments, tell us what you love about it!

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