The next time you are looking to add a unique focal point to a room in your home, you might consider one of many cowhide rugs available on the market today. These rugs combine modern-day practicality with a country feel, and their utility makes them a great choice for many different areas in your living space. Here are four characteristics contributing to the growing appeal of cowhide rugs:
A cowhide rug is a byproduct of farming for meat and milk. There are no worries about an animal being specifically harmed for the sake of style. Because of the different breeds and differing sizes of the cows, there is a wide variety of patterns and shades from which to choose. White, black, brown and white, brown-white and black, tricolor, brindle, and off-white are all available natural, undyed colors. For the more adventurous interior decorator, fluorescent and metallic shades are possible. With all these options it is easy to find a rug that fits with your color scheme.
Cowhides are popular as rugs because they are sturdy, pliable and soft, all welcome attributes especially in the presence of pets and children. The tanning process results in incredibly high quality, buttery hides. However, a cowhide is not strictly limited to the floor. It can be transformed into a trendy throw for a couch or a chair. Cowhides are equally eye-catching when hung on a wall.
Allergy sufferers will be relieved to learn aside from the genuine leather smell, a cowhide is fragrance-free. The natural fibers do not serve as a magnet for lint and dust. Oils in the hide prevent mold growth and through tanning, the pores in the hide become more resistant to collecting allergens.
Leather is known for its strength and resilience and a cowhide rug is quite sturdy over
time. They are simple to care for and the maintenance level is low. A brisk shake outside loosens any trapped crumbs or debris as well as fluffs up the rug’s fibers. The rug can then either be vacuumed or wiped down with a damp sponge.
Cowhides are easy to incorporate throughout your home. Whether adorning a bare hardwood floor, topping wall to wall carpet or accenting a wall, it is easy to see why these fashionable rugs are moving beyond the realm of rustic and into the mainstream.