A friend of mine recently asked me if I had any good tips on including animal print into her home’s decor. I immediately thought of these two chairs of my mother’s that I love which she found at a garage sale years ago and had reupholstered with a lepard print.
They look a lot like this chair which is of course upholstered in zebra print.
There are lots of ways you can incorporate animal prints into your home.
If this zebra print appeals to you, but you’re not quite ready to go for a piece of furniture like the one pictured you can still easily add animal print touches to your home.
For instance you can use zebra print wall paper to decoupage a few storage baskets or even place it inside a frame and hang it on your wall. This will give you the opportunity to decide if you really like the print and ultimately if it is something you could live with.
Other ways to include animal prints in your home include throws and pillows or seat cushions like this one I found at Pier 1.
Small touches go a long way when it comes to using bold prints. Once you’ve incorporated a few animal print pieces into your home you can decide if you want to add larger accents like the chair or even this wonderful bench I also found at Pier 1.
If you’re feeling a little bit bolder-but still not ready for a larger piece of furniture try finding a small accent table and decoupaging the top of it with say that zebra wall paper. The key is to use a strong editing eye. You don’t want your room to look like a bunch of animals died in it. Be sure to balance these prints with solid pieces. You could use practically any color with animal prints from reds to pinks to yellows and greens. The key is to balance.
A little goes a long way. You wouldn’t want to completely cover your walls in the zebra wall paper but a little dash of it here would be great.