Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Fashion & Cowhide Rugs

Are you thinking that fall fashion and cowhide rugs have nothing to do with each other? Surprise! Very often runway trends bleed into design industry trends and fall 2012 is no exception. From bright jewel tones to more subtle monochromatic shades, a little of everything is showing itself on the runway this season. Emphasis is on color and texture making cowhide rugs a perfect fit.

Hunting gear reds and oranges made appearances in the form of sweaters, tweed jackets and slacks. Including a pop of color to your living area or bedroom adds character and a focal point to grab your guests' eyes as they first enter the room. Interior design's biggest enemy is boredom. A well-designed room always has, depending on the size of it, one or more focal points. A focal point must be dominant enough to draw attention and interesting enough to encourage the viewer to look further. A focal point thus must have a lasting impression but must also be an integral part of the decoration linked through scale, style, color or theme. A bright colored cowhide rug is a perfect focal point.

Sophistication hits the runways by imbuing the embroideries, textile patterns, flourishes and embellishments of faraway lands with an old-world elegance. Texture is a design element which is generally overlooked when decorating a home. However it has the ability to add a powerful, albeit subtle dimension to a room's interior. In fact, it is one of the secret tools which are used by the professionals to really make an impression on a space. Cowhide rugs are a sure bet for adding texture to any room. Choosing one in a jewel tone like sapphire blue takes it to the next level.

New York designers put a new twist on winter white, embracing the monochromatic look for fall with skillful tailoring and a knack for looking cool. In interior design monochromatic color schemes are color palettes that are based off of a single color on the color wheel. White tends to be at the top of many designers' lists of favorites. This may sound boring to some, but monochromatic color schemes can very dynamic and sophisticated. Your room can be traditional or modern, it just depends on how those colors are applied. Monochromatic color schemes can have an elegant and clean result in any interior design which is why it translates so well from fashion design.

Fall Fashion Week images courtesy of Harper's Bazaar.

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