This Is the Trendiest Animal Print Right Now, and It’s Definitely Not What You Think

published Jan 15, 2021
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Animal prints never seem to go fully out of style, which is why so many people gravitate towards them. Just about every animal print has had its moment to shine, from cheetah spots to zebra stripes to leopard dots. The latest animal print to take over the design world though is a little more, well, close to the farm: cow print.

Cow patterns are having a major moment right now, and these typically black-and-white or brown-and-white faux hide accents are going to give you a chance to live out all of your pastoral dreams right inside your home. Lest you think this trend might be a little loud for your space, I found plenty of ways to weave cow prints into your home in fairly understated ways. If you want to go super bold and graphic, however, you can certainly go that direction, too. Here are seven of my favorite cow patterned accents that are available right now.

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Cow Print Rug Tiles

None of FLOR’s “Mod Cow” tiles are exactly alike, which means a completed “rug” is meant to be one-of-a-kind, and the beauty is that the pattern isn’t supposed to align perfectly. What can you control: how you lay it out and which color — tan, brown, and beige on cream are available, too — you ultimately choose.

Buy: Mod Cow Tiles, $20.00 per tile from FLOR

Cow Removable Wallpaper

Bring this classic pattern found on a farm into your home or apartment with the help of cow print removable wallpaper. Paper an entire wall or just cover small sections like your bookshelf or cabinet backs — or even inside a closet — for an unexpected dose of fun and visual interest.

Buy: Cow Removable Wallpaper, $49.00 for a 48-inch long x 24-inch wide panel from Urban Outfitters

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Cow Print Credenza

What happens when you mix the Wild West with a mid-century modern silhouette? You get this quirky credenza that can act as a TV stand, office cabinet, or bar cart. The cartoonish print will add a playful touch to any room, and you can choose from matte black or gold finished legs.

Buy: Moo Cow Print Credenza, $648.99 $584.09 from Society6

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Cow Fabric Storage Bins

If you like your animal print accents to be subtle, try out the cow print trend on something small like fabric storage bins. Not only are these cubes understated and functional, but they’re also affordable enough to swap out if you get tired of this graphic yet neutral look.

Buy: Wild West Cow Fabric Storage Bins, $37.99 for a Set of 2 from Target

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Cowhide Throw Pillow

This faux cowhide throw pillow is chic enough to blend seamlessly with any decor style you add it to. It would work in a mid-century modern living room just as well as it would accent a bohemian bedroom.

Buy: Cowhide Brown Spots Throw Pillow, $29.99 $26.99 for a 16-Inch Square Pillow from Society6

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Faux Cowhide Area Rug

You have probably seen these faux cowhide area rugs all over Instagram and for good reason. They add a dose of texture and a fun, irregular shape to a room while reinforcing a neutral palette and adding a bit of little softness underfoot. They’re great for layering over a larger natural fiber rug, too.

Buy: Brown Macchiato Faux Cowhide Area Rug, Starting at $ 129.99 $72.40 for a 3-foot by 5-Foot Rug from Rugs USA

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Cowhide Throw Blanket

You can drape this throw blanket over the end of a bed or casually throw it over the arm of a couch. This particular pick is made out of fleece, so it will be cozy to wrap yourself up in, too.

Buy: Cowhide Detail Throw Blanket, $43.13 for a Medium Size from Redbubble