Monday, October 15, 2012

Cowhide Popularity Contest

Cowhide rugs are one of those rare accessories that can add flair to just about any room. They add texture and an element of warmth to your interior. At one time, cowhide rugs were pigeonholed as Western decor. Over time, smart interior designers discovered that you can essentially incorporate cowhide into any room. There is a huge range in color and type of hides, but which are the most popular?

1. The classic but unique black and white Holstein wins the popularity contest. Cows vary remarkably in their hide appearance making no two hides exactly alike. Holstein cowhides are great when you want high impact.

2. Coming in second place, Brindle cowhides fit into the natural color category. They vary from light (as shown above) to dark brown in color. Brindle cowhide rugs are perfect for a more subtle touch since the coloring is gradating.

3. Rounding out our list, is the Longhorn cowhide. In fact, it is considered by many to be the quintessential cowhide. It is one of the warmer types of cowhides, showing off reddish-brown tones contrasting with stark white.

Remember, each hide pattern is unique, and no two hides will ever be exactly the same. When you're ready to make your pick, select one in the colors you want and know that your cowhide will be singularly yours.

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