Why Cowhide is Perfect for Footstools
Cowhide footstools are making a statement all around the world. Whether you are looking to add distinction to a room or to keep a tone with natural material, cowhide has much to offer. Versatile, hypoallergenic and durable, this hide will bring you years of enjoyment. No two patterns are the same which makes a cowhide footstool a unique piece of furniture. Add to this a different array of stylish wooden legs to choose from and you have the perfect addition to your living space.
Colors and Patterns
With hundreds of cattle breeds, the colors and patterns are endless. Cattle are somewhat neutral in color, ranging from solid cream to black, spotted or mixed in two-tone splotches and swirls. They work well in modern, western, rustic and contemporary decors that need a touch of nature. For instance, a cream-colored hide with golden swirls running throughout blends with contemporary and modern decors. A western or rustic look may use a white hide with bold black spots or random black or bright brown splotches. Selections of legs can range from straight wooden legs in mahogany, walnut, beech wood or turned leg with coasters.
Genuine cow hide is processed to remove odor and molting. This is normally done by hand and only the best hides are considered for use with furniture coverings. The hide is dried and left in its original state. This ensures a natural softness and has no chemicals or dyes to cause irritation to the skin. However, cowhide can have dye added for a brighter or unnatural color.
Durability and Longevity
The hide of a cow has to be durable to keep the elements of the weather from reaching their internal organs. The tough exterior and soft hair is naturally made to …