5 Alternative Uses for Animal Hides in the House
A hide rug is most traditionally used to give a room a warm, cosy and rustic feel when placed next to the bed or in front of a roaring fireplace. There is no reason for animal hides to adorn bare floorboards or carpet alone, when with a little creativity, a similarly snug mood can be achieved by placing it somewhere a little different. Here are five suggestions for alternative ways to use your hides around the house.
- Sofa Cover
By using your hide rug as a throw, you can instantly turn a comfortable enough sofa or bed into an inviting, affectionate place to encourage yourself to sit back, kick off your shoes and let yourself float away into uninhibited bliss.
- Table Cover
By draping a hide over a coffee table and placing a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee (don’t forget the coaster!) next to it, the room will be filled with evocative feelings of a log cabin deep in the snowbound Scandinavian countryside. Alternatively, a small hide laid upon a dining room table can top off any rustic, country-style kitchen.
- Cushion Covers
The luxurious and sleek softness of an animal hide can make the perfect cover for a cushion, which would again give an armchair, sofa or bed that extra little hint of comfort.
- Wall Covers
A well placed animal hide hanging upon a empty wall can not only provide a sense of calm but also provide a focal point to any room – particularly one decorated in light, pale colours.
- Footstool / Chair Covers
Using a hide as a cover for the seat of dining room chairs, on footstools in the front room is another way to transform the sensation of a room, particularly when they are used in conjunction with other rugs to compliment or contrast with it.
Using a hide rug is a great way to give your dwelling a hint of nature and warmth. All of these ideas can be achieved with the minimum of effort and more importantly, extremely cheaply. View our full collection here.