Tips for Placing Your Cowhide Rug

Cowhide Rug In Living RoomAfter buying your cowhide rug, you will probably want to to place it immeadiately, although you may wish to consider your options carefully, and decide which area is best suited to place your stunning new area rug.

It is a good idea to take appropriate measurements before ordering your rug so you have some idea of the size of the rug, and how it will fit in with your existing decor.  

If you chose one of the fresh, fun and funky coloured cowhides, it will last much longer and appear newer if  it is placed out of direct sunlight – this will help to avoid the possibility of fading.

Even though cowhide is an extremely hardwearing and durable material, your cowhide rug may be better suited to a lower traffic area, especially if you have an ultra-busy household with children and pets (and lots of muddy footprints)!  

After placing your cowhide rug you will notice there are probably some creases in it, although they do flatten out within a couple of days of the rug being placed.  It is possible to iron out the creases, providing the iron is set to a low temperature, although it is not usually necessary.  As an added safety precaution you should place a cloth between the cowhide and the iron to avoid any scorching to the hide.

If you want to try something a little bit different cowhides can also make great furniture throws for a chair, sofa or bed.  It will also add a different texture on furniture which can create a visually stunning  look –  a tip widely used by designers. 

If you can’t bear the thought of your stunning cowhide being trampled on, why not consider using it as a beautiful wall hanging.  Hanging a cowhide on a wall can be a dramatic accent piece to your room and will completely  transform the look and feel of your room. 

Wherever you choose to place your cowhide, whether it be next to the fireplace as a cosy area rug, or use it as a throw on your sofa you can rest assured this practical, hardwearing, eco-friendly material will look fantastic and give your home that added WOW factor.