You’d be forgiven for thinking that cowhide rugs belong in outback ranches and western-themed bars. They definitely inject raw rustic flavour into your interior style, but in today’s world of interior design, cowhides and other animal hide decor items are definitely not just for rustic interiors.
You can find cowhides in many different shapes and forms, from rugs to chair upholstery. This on-trend and incredibly versatile decor accent can look great in your living room, bedroom, home bar, or even in your den.
While animal skin decor definitely may not be to everyone’s tastes, there are definitely benefits to be had from owning a cowhide rug.
When you purchase a cowhide rug, you can be assured that you’re getting a one-of-a-kind product. Some may come in solid colours while others may be adorned with unique and unusual markings. This individuality in terms of colouring and even texture provides an undeniable sort of charm and character to your space.
This also means you can select from a wide range of natural colours and patterns to complement your existing decor. As they are often neutrally coloured, in soft greys, caramel browns, solid blacks and speckled whites, these rugs can be the perfect accent to a contemporary or modern interior.
However, if you want something a little different, there are also plenty of cowhide rugs that have been dyed and decorated with fantastic colours and prints, from metallic gold foil to zebra stripes!
Cowhide rugs are super soft and supple underfoot, and also comfy to sit on. Because of this natural softness, they look amazing on polished concrete floors, and can make a great addition to an urban-industrial aesthetic as well as to contemporary and traditional homes.
The same can be said for reindeer hides and sheepskin rugs and throw rugs, the latter of which has become a highly sought after interior decorative accent.
Cowhide rugs can be a great alternative to other natural materials which may trigger an allergic response in some. They are naturally hypo-allergenic and so are great for use among asthma and allergy sufferers, as well as around children.
Just like leather, cowhide is incredibly hard-wearing. Cow skin rugs can withstand high foot traffic areas and will last you for years to come.
Place an exotic cowhide rug beneath your coffee table for a striking feature piece within your living room decor. Select more subdued hues if you’d rather your rug played more of a supporting role. Add a cowhide rug to your child’s room and protect them from the cold when they’re playing on the floor (remember, they’re hypoallergenic and completely safe!).
Alternatively, because cowhides are super flexible, they can also be draped over the back of a sofa or even hung up on the wall as a kind of artwork. In addition to hide floor rugs, cowhide ottomans are great for softening up a modern living room, as are cowhide cushions and chairs.
Zanui takes care to only stock animal hide products that have been ethically sourced, typically as a by-product of the meat or dairy industry, to afford you peace of mind.
We have a wide range of cowhide rugs in traditional shapes as well as patchwork rugs that provide a more subtle animal hide accent. We also supply other home accents and furniture featuring animal hides, including cushions, chairs, bar stools, and ottomans.