Cottage Talk: My Living Room Rugs

Last week I talked about how I plan to keep my living room rug neutral.   It will be a 6 x 9 jute rug with a tan cowhide layered over it.  It just so happens that I have this set up in my current bedroom, so I thought I’d share the look in real life.

I’m also going to have the wood chair in my living room, though I think I’ll recover the seat.  Not that I think zebra is out (it’s a classic,) or zebra and cowhide can’t play together (I love a good menagerie,) it’s just not what I’m feeling for the space.  I want softer.

The rattan coffee table used to be my nightstand in the loft.  It’s a great size for my teeny tiny living room and may live there temporarily until I find something I love.   I like the concept of glass over the rugs, but I’m just not sure yet.  I want the rest of the room to fill in.


PS- the rug was bought forever ago on Overstock.  I hope to upgrade to Merida or Fibreworks at some point.  Jenny wrote a great post on jute rugs here.  The cowhide is from Ebay… I think.

  1. wonderful look. you and your rug choices kill me. the rug you featured for the cottage bath in the last post is making me drool. looking forward to seeing both….donna

  2. Layered hide….what is not to love. I would do in every room if I could!

  3. Erin

    You are inspiring me to consider a cowhide for the nursery… indestructible, yes?

  4. I love the layered look that you’ve got going on here. You inspired me to layer a sheepskin over a dark red rug that I have in my bedroom. It lightened everything up!

  5. Your rug choice is simple the best. Keep posting more such rug pictures. xo
    ~ Herman Swan

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