Ask Nicole: Where Can I Find An Affordable Cowhide Rug?

December 3, 2010 Decorating Ideas

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My tan cowhide layered on top of a sisal rug in my living room.

Q. Hi Nicole, I heart your blog! I love your hide rug and am looking to do something similar a la layering with hide but I live in Canada and wondered where you got your rug. Is it real hide? Can I get something faux that looks just as good for a great bargain? Thanks and keep up the great work…Super inspiring!
– KP, Toronto

A. Hi KP – The web is the absolute best resource to shop, compare prices and find great deals. I purchased my cowhide on eBay for under $200 and yes, it’s real! (It even still has a visible cattle brand on it!) Cowhides are actually very inexpensive so I’d never recommend going faux because you can find the real thing for far less than you probably think. The first place I recommend looking is eBay. Try a search simply using the term “cowhide rug” and you should be able to sort through the results and find one that suits your taste for a great price! Below are three options I found online for you from various retailers including eBay and all are under $300. Hope this helps you get your search off to a great start!

1. Tan Cowhide Rug, eBay. 2. Natural Beige Cowhide Rug, Fine Web Stores. 3. Ombre Hide Rug, Williams-Sonoma Home.

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Love these selections! Great finds, great prices – actually can’t believe the William Sonoma Home is such a good price! Definitely keeping as a resource. Thanks for featuring!



Thank you for this resource – I am surprised how low the price is on the rug from e-bay – thanks Nicole, great post!! :))

Hayley Baum


Also, IKEA! They have some good affordable ones– and yes, they are real!



This is awesome. I’m actually looking to purhcase a cowhide rug too and I didn’t think a real one was this affordable. Thank you!!



I’ve looking been seriously looking for the right one. I love the idea of layering it on top of another rug. Great idea.

Landry Sheppard


Could I ask what color paint you used on your walls? It is such a beautiful color!

Sweet Nothings


fab to know theyre not as expensive as you would think!

Lila Ferraro


I love that image and how they layer the cowhide with another rug. Genius!
Lila Ferraro

alison@semi-fab lane


Nicole, I absolutely love the layering you have done with your rugs. It is perfection!



haha KP (the OP) has the same initials as me…and we’re both from toronto! i swear it’s not my question 🙂 but it is a good one!

Cowboy Mike


Try these store on the web for cowhide rugs:

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