Tips and Tricks: Interesting Ways To Layer Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide rugs give warmth, style and texture. Layering them with other rugs can modernize any room

Tips and Tricks: Interesting Ways To Layer Cowhide Rugs

What to do when you’re in need of a quick and easy makeover? Use a warm, stylish cowhide rug -or even a cowhide patchwork rug- to create this amazing look, the classic rug layering! It’s here to stay, not going away and definitely a fun way to see how a simple rug comes to life!

The Natural Fiber Rug + A Cowhide Rug

The trick here is to keep it simple. Using a natural fiber rug like this one from Safavieh (which is not the usual jute rug, it’s a bit more stylish, it has a bit of color and a nice weave) and combining it with a beige cowhide rug is a great way to give depth, texture and warmth to any room.

Tip: Try using the top rug diagonally, not perfectly aligned, to give it a relaxed look

Hand-tufted natural fiber area rug topped with a shiny cowhide rug
Hand-tufted natural fiber area rug topped with a shiny cowhide rug

Navajo Blanket + Cowhide Rug

Now this one is a gem. Combining a Navajo style blanket or a Kilim area rug with a similar toned cowhide. Total #win!

Tip: To avoid having a mix of patterns looking too busy, one of the rugs should be plain and both rugs should have matching tones

Navajo / Kilim area rug topped with a shiny cowhide rug
Navajo / Kilim area rug topped with a shiny cowhide rug

Persian Rug + Cowhide Rug

A classic persian or turkish rug comes to incredible life when mixed with a cowhide rug.

Tip: Use a cowhide rug with a soft tone that matches at least one of your turkish rug’s colors.

Persian rug and soft beige tiger brindle style cowhide rug
Persian rug and soft beige tiger brindle style cowhide rug

Cowhide Rug + Cowhide Rug

Using 2 cowhide rugs is daring, cool and bold. Play a bit with them, angling one of the rugs, not perfectly aligned with each other for an informal, fresh look.

Tip: Both rugs don’t need to be exact twins. Respect the uniqueness of each cowhide rug.

Salt and pepper style cowhide rugs
Salt and pepper style cowhide rugs mixed and matched

Round Wool Rug + Cowhide Rug

I found this beatiful round handwoven wool rug from Zanui. I totally see a shiny and soft black cowhide rug topping it off to achieve a mod, chic look.

Tip: Don’t be afraid of using the topping rug off-centered. This will add a lot of personality to your room!

Round wooven rug matched with a black and white cowhide rug
Round wooven rug matched with a black and white cowhide rug

Geometric Rug + Cowhide Rug

Geometric area rugs are modern looking, very cool and can be mixed with almost any kind of decor. I love this one from The Rug Seller in gray and soft, pale pink. And layering it with a white brindle cowhide rug is a daring, bold choice. I just love it!

Tip: Use a plain or semi-plain cowhide rug as a rule of thumb to avoid ending up with too much visual weight.

Geometric wooven rug in gray and soft pink together with a light cowhide rug
Geometric wooven rug in gray and soft pink together with a light cowhide rug

All these looks are easy to achieve, don’t be afraid of going over the top, you can always come down later on! 🙂

 

 

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