Along 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.