By John Linden
Interior design, furniture design, lover of all things chic in home decor.
Cowhide mirrors may sound strange, but they’re quite lovely.
They can add the perfect touch of rustic charm to your home.
These leather-adorned mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, Framing a mirror with cowhide is actually an old southwestern tradition.
Americans have been making them for at least 100 years, since the earliest days of mirrors.
They look great in any Western-style house or vintage-themed room.
But there’s a thin line between quaintness and tackiness.
Cowhide mirrors can go bad (really bad).
So, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites to help you find a good one.
Cowhide Mirror with Metal Medallions
If you’re really looking to step up your cowhide game, there are plenty of ways to do that.
Some of the more eccentric cowhide mirrors are adorned with brass, silver, and other metal medallions.
These little adornments add some extra flair to an already unique styled mirror.
We love the metal medallions on this mirror.
The rust finish on the hardware pieces is extra rustic.
With two oblong pieces on each side and some star-shaped ones in the corners, this piece has an especially Southwestern feel to it.
The best part is that both the cowhide and the rusted iron are 100% authentic.
Neither is fabricated from fake materials.
The downside to these materials is that their colors and patterns vary.
Because they are authentic, Black Forest Decor may not be able to replicate them the same way every time.
Therefore, you may get something that looks slightly different than the picture.
Of course, this can make it hard to buy a mirror that matches your color patterns perfectly.
But we wouldn’t worry about that.
As long as you’ve got some other wooden decorations in the space, it should go well.
This rustic dream is just too good to pass up.
Cow hide mirror