Some say that white cowhide rugs became popular in Texas, where their shape is reminiscent of the Lone Star State's flag. One thing that is certain is that cowhide rugs are timelessly stylish. While they commonly inspire dreams of the American West, they've been popular just about wherever humans have ranched cows, including many areas of Africa and Australia.
White cowhide rugs are especially stylistically adaptive. They can add a playful touch to modern aesthetics, soften sleek, desert-inspired styles, or function as regal additions to Western looks.
How To Style Your White Cowhide Rug
Your pure white cowhide rug will be a perfect centerpiece, so show it off.
Your white cowhide will look beautiful on any floor but will be especially stunning on dark floors such as dark hardwood or polished concrete.
Let it shine in the center of your living room beneath a metal and glass coffee table.
Embrace texture: your cowhide's unique shape and texture look great on their own, but really pop when framed with other rich materials and patterns. Try pairing with braided rugs and patterned curtains for a warm, eclectic look.
If you love light-colored cowhides but aren't keen on pure white, try tan and white. Your tan and white cowhide rug will make any spot in your home look extra cozy and a little dreamy -- perfect for reading nooks and bedrooms.
Rectangular: Cowhide rugs are perhaps most notable for their distinct shape. But if you aren't a fan of that classic cowhide cut, you can still enjoy the look and feel of cowhide. Natural cowhide is used in all sorts of ways to create different shapes and styles of rugs. A rectangular cowhide rug is a great way to infuse a dash of the American Southwest into an urban aesthetic.
Black and White: White cowhides are positively luxe, but there's a lot to be said for that classic cow color combo. Black and white cowhide rugs are undeniably fun and fit right into any space. Those spots add uniqueness and authenticity and look great when mixed with other patterns.
Brown and White: Just like black and white, brown and white cowhides have gorgeous, unique patterns that blend beautifully with other patterns in your home. While black and white is bouncy in its color contrast, brown and white is a bit softer -- perfect for blending with beiges and other warm tones.
Faux: If you love the look of cowhides but don't love the idea of a natural animal skin, check out our faux options. There are tons of white faux cowhide rugs ready to dazzle you with their vegan-friendly charm.
How To Care For Cowhide Rugs
Cowhide rugs are loved for their easy maintenance and natural stain resistance. But, just like any other rug, they still need regular cleaning. Whether you're rocking a natural animal skin or white faux cowhide rug, always read and follow the care instructions. Here are a few general tips:
Shake it out: To keep your small cowhide rug looking fresh, take it outside and shake it out regularly.
Gentle vacuuming: Vacuuming can be tough on cowhides, but should be fine if it's a quality rug and you're not vacuuming too often. Always vacuum in the direction of the hair growth to maintain your cowhide rug's silky texture.
Stay on top of spots: Catch spills as early as possible by using a dry rag to absorb as much as possible. If a stain persists, use a damp rag and mild soap. Avoid rough scrubbing -- stroke in the direction of the hide's hair.
Steam clean: For a deeper clean, it is safe to use a steamer on most cowhides. But make sure not to get it too wet, and let it dry in the sun with the hair facing down.
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