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Trending Prints: Cowhide

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3123354_SAlong with classic animal prints like zebra and leopard, cowhide is a big trend in the design world. You can find cowhide rugs, cowhide being used on furniture and cowhide covered accessories.  This love of cowhide extends beyond lodge and country styles into sleek contemporary spaces as well as traditional rooms.

This chair with its cowhide upholstery is a great example of how cowhide is crossing over from country into a wide range of styles. The more modern styled chair gets a twist with the black and white cowhide on the back and brown leather seat.  Mixing up styles between the form and upholstery is a great way to make a piece of furniture feel more modern and now.

Cowhide rugs are as popular as zebra skin rugs were a few years ago. The classic cowhide rug is typically in the original organic shape. We’ve seen cowhide rugs that are made of squares or patchwork of smaller pieces of hide. These rugs have a quilt or mosaic look to them. Cowhide rugs are durable but are best not used in wet or very high traffic areas because of their organic quality.

The variation in color and pattern in cowhides means it can be a bold pattern or even a solid color. Brown, white, black and cream are common colors for cowhide. This variation allows cowhide to work with so many styles and forms.  Pillows, like the one here, are a great way to add a bit of the cowhide trend to your living room or bedroom.

A Gentlemen’s Living Room Décor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Fun. Carefree. Cool. Classy.

These are just a handful of the adjectives that can describe the life of a bachelor. So no matter whether you are a bachelor decorating your own living room or decorating for the single gentleman in your life keep in mind those four words.

The living room of a bachelor pad is one of the most important rooms of the home as this is a place which gets a lot of use whether it be alone time or with a large group of buddies. Here are some decorating ideas to create the perfect gentlemen’s living room.

  • To create a relaxing and entertaining atmosphere, a high definition TV is a must. Imagine a big flat screen mounted on the wall where favourite shows and sports games can be watched from a super comfy chair or sofa. It will really make the living room the ultimate hang out place.
  • For furniture, darker and richer colors such as on a leather sofa can help create a classy and masculine look. This is true of any style decor from modern to traditional.
  • Since the living room will double as an entertainment room, a mini-bar stacked with all kinds of drinks from wine, to beer and soda will be a nice addition too.
  • As for the wall decors, anything masculine will be a perfect choice depending on taste and style it can be anything from framed sports posters to abstract prints.
  • A display cabinet or shelves can also be a nice living room décor to display trophies, sports memorabilia collection, liquor collection or to showcase the hobbies and interest of the bachelor living in the pad.

So who says single gentlemen can’t make a classy home? With the help of some of these tips, decorating an ultimate living room for a bachelor is fun and carefree.