5 Best Animal Print Decor
Initially meant exclusively for attire you would don when you were feeling a little wild (pun intended) and later expanding to accessories such as bags and shoes, animal prints have now caught the fancy of interior decorators that are willing to experiment.
Unconventional patterns on a variety of surfaces can spruce up otherwise mundane rooms. Here is a list of five ways in which you can use animal print decor in your house without needing to splurge or a designer, to add that extra zing into this season’s interiors.
5 Best Animal Print Decor
This is the least adventurous amongst the various changes you can make to your room. An additional pattern on an otherwise monotone floor can change the ambience of your entire room. Choose to either complement or contrast your flooring when choosing a rug pattern, although it is suggested that contrasts are best suited to cushions.
Offset a tweed couch with bold animal printed cushions. A leopard print goes well with floors of lighter colours, whereas a bold zebra print would look best teamed with dark, mahogany floors. Avoid using two patterns when doing up your room, else it will end up making the room look busy. Using the same pattern on the rug and the floor brings about a sense of coherence. When using these patterns on rugs and cushions, avoid introducing any other patterns in the room. Once you get bored of them – change them!
If you would like to spruce up an otherwise bland wall or bring to attention a deep accented niche, place a mirror with a broad, animal print frame as a focus.
Choose from a myriad style of skin prints including snake, leopard, crocodile, zebra, giraffe and tiger patterns. Not only will they act as good focal points for the room, but will also be a refreshing change from the standard Art Noveau designs that most mirrors adorn.
If you just cannot get enough of these exotic prints and are not afraid about devoting large spaces to a single print that screams whoa! Then tiles are the way to go. They are the easiest way to create an accent wall in your living room, the fireplace or even the bathroom suite.
If you want to grab eyeballs, devote an entire wall to a warm print and leave it unadorned. Place an iconic chair in a gradient monochrome in front of it and voila! You’re good to go.
Bored of the same old sanitary fittings? Hygiene does not necessarily mean dull. Enliven an otherwise utilitarian space in the house with a fancy countertop. Not only do they provide a willing distraction, but also act as great camouflages for watery aftermaths.
If you want to really stand out, replace your wash basin with a bold tiger print. Keep in mind that while doing so, the countertop as well as the backing wall should be monochrome, preferably a contrasting colour.
If you are looking for a way to subtly make a stylish addition to your rooms, install animal print doorknobs on your rooms’ doors.
Alternatively, change the pull-handles on all your cupboards with a single print that coordinates all over your house. It may not get an immediate reaction from a visitor, but once they notice they will not forget it for a long time