So I’ve had the cowhide rug itch for several months now. Not sure why. Just one of those things I do where I wake up one morning and think crazy things like that, and then need it immediately. It’s a sickness.
This is the new cowhide rug that almost didn’t happen.
I was browsing around online for a while and found one I really liked during one of Joss & Main’s sales, and thought it would work in our living room. This is the one I thought I was ordering.
I know you’re thinking that’s a lot of dark brown and black that would be in our living room because of the leather furniture, but there is a new sofa on the way that is not brown leather, so that is what I kept in mind.
But when I received it, it clearly was not the same.
But, it was definitely a happy accident because I love the “wrong” one. Maybe Joss & Main was looking out for me. ;)
And it didn’t occur to me that you’d probably see every speck of junk on that darker one, so I’m happy the junk can be hidden deep within the light cow hair and no one will ever know.
And yes this is a real cow.
It was kind of a creepy feeling at first but it only lasted about 5 minutes.
Would I have thought I’d ever have a cowhide rug? No. But my taste changes and sometimes I get wild and like to do something a little out of the ordinary. I do love the layered look of it on our big area rug!
And I couldn’t just get a cow and leave out the sheep, so here’s a fun little sheepskin throw thing from Ikea.
It’s kind of crazy right?
And then I also love this black and white striped throw, also found at Ikea.
I really love Ikea even more when you don’t have to put stuff together.
So that’s it for a few new additions in the living room. The ottoman you guys all saw in my Christmas home tour post, but it was a clearance deal from Marshall’s. I had been eyeing it for months and happened to go there on the right day. Love when that happens!
Oh also, Ikea does have some pretty cowhides too that I saw the other day–decently priced for the size as well. The one we have is 6×7.
What do you think of cowhides and the new living room additions? Oh, p.s.-paint color is Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige. I swear I will do a paint color post this year. Hold me to it!