Cowhide poufs can highlight the rest of your decor by bringing in a unique texture and still connecting to the room’s overarching theme and style. When you focus on the room as a whole, you’ll naturally choose decor that works together and bounces off one another to establish your style.
Decorating with a Cowhide Pouf
Cowhide is a material that definitely pops up most frequently in farmhouses and rustic homes. That doesn’t mean that cowhide poufs are 100% rustic or farmhouse style; these poufs are available in a variety of different patterns that take this country material and turn it into other styles like modern, traditional, mid-century, and other styles. Aside from the style options, you have a choice of whether it’s faux cowhide or not, the shape, size, and other key aspects. You can truly find a cowhide pouf that’s perfect for your personal style!
Choosing Which Cowhide Poufs Are Right For You
When it comes to choosing a cowhide pouf ottoman that fits your style and needs, it’s important to think through some key topics.
Purpose: Poufs are often used as spare seats or footrests, but those aren’t the only options. For example, you can also use your pouf as a side-table, a purely decorative piece, or some combination of purposes. Before you get too far into your search, it’s key to consider exactly what you want your cowhide pouf ottoman to do, because that impacts the other facets of your pouf.
Size, Shape, and Structure: Your cowhide pouf’s purpose(s) will impact the size, shape, and structure of pouf you choose. The size is a key factor in determining how tall and wide it is, which impacts if it’s used as a side table or a chair. The shape will also impact the pouf’s practicality in those areas, so decide whether you want a round cowhide pouf or a square one depending on what jobs you want the pouf to perform. Structure is also a key part of the process, since it determines how firm or soft your pouf is. This is especially key if you want your pouf to be a side table where you set your morning coffee or laptop--the last thing you want is for your items to shift and tip over on the pouf!
Texture/Pattern: Now that you’ve considered the practicality of your pouf, you can go further into the aesthetics of it. Cowhide poufs naturally come in unique textures, but the patterns are also versatile and fit into a variety of styles. You can find striped patterns that fit into vintage or mid-century styles, chevron that is reminiscent of traditional styles, and other patterns. Ultimately, it’s key that the rug’s design fits into the rest of the room stylistically so that everything feels cohesive.
Color: Finally, there’s color to consider. Cowhide pouf ottomans often showcase natural colors like white, cream, black, grey, and other hues to keep the natural essence of the material. However, those shades are often used in different shades and combinations, which winds up affecting the tone of the entire pouf. As an example, sometimes grey tones can come across as metallic while other times the grey will make it feel subdued and casual. To decide what’s best for your home, look at the rest of your decor for their color scheme and find similar colors in the pouf as well as a consistent tone.
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