Animal patterns are a trend and it’s not only in cloting. Any pattern that captures your fancy can serve as the basis for a foolproof decorating scheme. Africa Chic, represented by animal prints and ethnic patterns, are nowadays one of the biggest trends in interior design over the following seasons. With that in mind, today Interior Decoration made a selection of fantastic animal prints that you can easily – and with elegancy!- use in your home decor.
A wonderful wallpaper, beautiful bedding, upholstery, an area rug, a plate, or even giftwrap can provide interior decorating inspiration.
The most up-to-date contemporary patterns today are essentially fresh takes on familiar subjects.
For example, animal prints bring to mind jungle creatures, beginning with leopards (on upholstery fabric, sheets, draperies, and more), lions, cheetahs, and zebras.
Domestic animals are also quite the rage: cute cats and kittens, dogs (especially pugs), horses, and chickens.
If you think animal prints in your home décor can only be in a bear skinned rug on the floor, think again!
Animal prints in home décor can take your interiors from boring to exciting without changing the entire room.
From furniture and textiles to simple table accessories, your space could benefit from having vibrant animal prints or try using it for accents in small quantities.
Whichever you choose, animal prints will make you rethink the plain and everyday décor style.
Be bold and play with animal patterns in your interiors. Mix color and pattern for great results!
Make animal print the center of attention: from large zebra stripes to large scaled giraffe prints, try using these in your area rugs and in your furniture. To keep your room from getting overly busy for the eye, choose which items you are going to use large print. For other décor in the room, pair solids and contrasting colors to balance out the boldness of the animal prints. Ottomans, throw pillows and side chairs are a good place to start.
Art work can help the room stay sophisticated: If you are concerned that your space will feel like an African safari instead of a living room, tie your furnishings and art work together. Meaning, take your design cues from animal print paintings, photographs, and modern sculpture in your room. Be inspired!