Tips for Choosing the Right Cowhide for Your Office

You’re looking to give your home office a much-needed makeover.

Extravagant animal-prints have been all the rage for years, so it only makes sense that a beautiful cowhide piece would catch your eye.

In fact, in 2014 Business Insider said it was one of the hottest design trends, and then in 2017, we’re still hearing about it being a top design trend.

The extraordinary thing is it’s versatile and can be used for so many interior design purposes. It’s also surprisingly durable and easy-peasy to clean.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a country western look, or if you’re looking for a soft, feminine, modern look – you can achieve any look you desire with this gorgeous material, but only when you know what to look for.

Today we’re sharing our top tips for choosing the right cowhide your for office.

1. Get Acquainted With the Different Types of Cowhide

If you’re looking to spruce up your home office space, a cowhide rug, a piece of furniture, or even an accessory would transform an otherwise boring space into something with flair and style.

But where do you start?

Some people may assume that the only pattern you can obtain is the traditional black and white cow-print. But there’s actually quite a variety of different materials, designs, colors, and shapes.So it’s vital to check out all your options to find something that suits your home office the best.

A Few Material Options:

  • Natural color
  • Faux
  • Dyed
  • Patchwork

Because this stunning material is so versatile you have endless options.

Color Options

  • Solid colors (black, white)
  • Dyed (Any color you can imagine including zebra print, pink, metallic)
  • Tri-colored
  • Salt and Pepper (brown and white)
  • Speckled
  • Brindle (light gray/white, and medium and dark brown)

As you can see, it doesn’t matter what your vision is for your home office, you can find cowhide rugs or furniture in any color or design you could ever imagine.

2. Decide on Your Vision for Your Office

When it comes to purchasing any cowhide item for your home office you’ll need to decide right away what your vision is.

Are you looking for your the piece to be the focal point of your home office, or to be an accent?

This is a critical question to ask yourself when you’re making your choice. If you want it to be the focal point of the room, you’ll want to choose a rug or piece of furniture with a distinctive and eye-catching pattern. And if you’re looking for a simple but elegant accent, you may want to consider a more neutral pattern, like white or a lighter color.

Of course, this all depends on the type of furniture and decor you already have in your office or will have.

After you’ve made your decision, you can ponder options for accent colors to complete your home office.

3. Figuring Out Other Variables

There are several other factors to consider when you’re deciding on the right cowhide for your office.

Size Matters

It’s crucial to ask yourself a few important questions regarding the size of the items and the size of the room, especially if you’re planning on purchasing a large rug or huge piece of furniture.

  • How big is your home office?
  • If you’re going with a rug, what are the measurements?
  • Will it fit in your home office?
  • Hair Length

    You may want to ask about the hair length of the item you’re planning to purchase. This will mainly depend on the breed of cow, or if it’s faux cow skin.

    Not only will this impact the room’s overall look depending on other decor items you’ve chosen for your office, but you may want to know the hair length for practical reasons as well.

    How to Care for Your Cow Skin Item

    Luckily, cowhide rugs and other items are fairly easy when it comes to upkeep and cleaning. They are an investment though, it’s it’s critical to know how to care for them and clean them properly.

    How to Keep Them in Tip-top Shape

    1. Vacum them frequently (in the direction of the hair to keep them dirt and dust free)
    2. You can also brush the material
    3. Keep it dry and away from direct heat
    4. Clean stains immediately to avoid staining (Again, don’t use water directly only a semi-wet cloth to clean)

    You want to protect your investment, so it’s essential to treat it well so it will last for years and years to come. It’s a good idea to not eat or drink on the material or anywhere too close, so you don’t have to worry about spills or stains.

    4. Purchase Your Cowhide Item

    Now for the fun part! Picking out your cowskin item.

    You’ve gotten acquainted with all of the different options.

    You’ve decided on the size, shape, color, type of pattern, and whether you want the real deal or a faux product. And you’ve gone over the different variables.

    When you’re ready to pick out the rug or cow skin items of your dreams, make sure you look for a few things.

    Things to Consider

    • Is there are scarring on the hide?
    • Where it has come from
    • Is the back of the hide soft?

    You want to ensure you’re purchasing a high-quality item, so it’s vital to ask these pressing questions, and any other questions you might have.

    It’s an investment, after all. You have every right to weigh your options until you find the hide perfect for you.

    Final Thoughts

    Whether you’ve decided to incorporate a stunning rug, a piece of furniture, or another beautiful accessory in your home office, it will become a gorgeous focal point or an accent, that will make your room stand out.

    If the traditional black and white hide is not your thing, no problem!

    There are various patterns, colors, and designs, which makes it the perfect choice – because there literally is something for everybody.

    And these rugs can bring a room, especially a home office, to life.

    Are you interested in learning more about our cowhide products? Contact us today!