If you think animal print interiors can only take the form of a leopard print rug or a rather tasteless bedspread, think again. Animal prints are a great way to transform your interior from ordinary to interesting without changing the entire room. Whether it’s furniture, textiles or wallpaper, your home could benefit from using animal print accents.
A Well-Appointed Ottoman
A footstool or ottoman is an easy way to bring a vibrant animal print into a space. Use it in contrast with your other furnishings and it will give any room a funky design edge.
A mix and match home – although seemingly disordered and chaotic at first – can work really well as a carefully balanced selection of prints and patterns. Keep any animal print items to a minimum, though, so as not to overpower the rest of your decor.
For fans of monochrome, use a hint of animal print to avoid your decor from appearing stark and uninteresting. Take inspiration from zebra print and consider using the pattern on your walls and flooring as well as furniture. It’s an unusual twist on monochromatic designs.
Don’t Forget the Stairs
Even the most uninspiring of spaces can be livened up with animal print. Hallways and staircases are often our last consideration when it comes to decorating, but they too can be a feature point in the home.
Animal print on your walls? Sure, why not? You don’t have to turn your living room into a sea of garish cheetah print – it can be done to great effect when a subtle approach is taken.
Usually when decorating with animal prints, less is most definitely more. But if you’re daring, a bold print can work. If you’re going to go down this route, though, it’s best to opt for a single type of print so that it will be the main focus of the room.
Keep it Colourful
There’s no reason animal prints have to be in realistic colours. Just because you’ve never seen a pink leopard, that doesn’t mean you can’t have pink leopard print cushions. You’re only restricted by your imagination!