Cow Hide Rug in the Living Room

Cow hide rug int he living room. Ultimate farmhouse Style

Okay, I went outside my comfort zone a bit.  And guess what, it totally paid off.

Now, let me back up.  About 2 months ago, my sisters dog had a bit of a poo party all over my jute rug in my family room.  I chose to stay in bed and avoid the whole party.  After some serious cleaning on the part of my sister and her hubby, I decided maybe the rug should not go back in the family room.

But, what should?  I felt like I needed something new for the space.  Just at that time I stumbled upon a rug company, Rug Safari and let me tell you they have so many cool options.

I really wanted to go with something different.  Something I would not have picked before.  I found exactly what I was looking for.    A cow hide rug.  The day it showed up I set it out in my family room, and almost instantly all my kids had something to say.  They had a theory.


“We know what you did mom”, they said.  You took a picture of the cow.  Then you killed it, skinned it and put its hide on the floor and put its head on the wall.  I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long time.  Such clever little beasts they are.

cow-hide-rugSo apart from my apparent obsession with cows, I really love the way this rug looks in my home.  The uneven shape of the cow hide rug gives the room so much interest.  The colors are really great and compliment the rest of my decor well.

Its a  great way to warm up my home for fall too.  Its always nice to change things up for the season and I think the warm tones of the cow hide rug really compliment my emerging fall decor.  I don’t have all my fall decor out yet.  Its being added gradually.

Overall, I am really pleased with this rug.  It took about a day to flatten out from being rolled up from shipping, but it is really soft and my kids think it is the coolest rug ever.

I do think I may need to rethink my coffee table with the rug, or maybe work with some other scenarios, but I love this rug.  I think it will look great with the rest of my fall decor, and can you imagine what it will look like with all my Christmas decorations.  Yes, I just went there.  I can’t help it, I am already excited about Christmas.







Cow hide rug int he living room. Ultimate farmhouse Style

What do you think?  Would you add a cow hide rug to your home?

Have a great day and remember…

be inspired



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  1. Hi, Sara! This rug looks amazing! I love your style, it`s all well composed and has a warm vibe to it. I was wondering, how you get inspired? Do you have a whole look in your h+mind or you get one thing and built around it?

    1. Thank you so much Nigel. I would say I do have a general look that I am trying to achieve throughout my home, but I also do often use one item as inspiration for the whole room, just as I did in this room with my rug. I then like to build around it, keeping that overall style in mind. Thanks for asking that!

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