Falling out of favour for several years, animal prints are making their way into our homes in subtle ways.  Done right, this ancient décor material is classic and tasteful.  Be it leopard, zebra, snake or tiger stripe, whatever you choose I would advise pairing it with more complimentary colours to highlight the pattern.  An example of creating an impact in an entry or on a staircase can take these spaces and make the statement you have been longing to create.

If that makes you too nervous to carpet a staircase, perhaps adding an animal print toss cushion to your sofa or your bed, is a more comfortable direction for you. 

To be bold in your design choice is to use animal prints on larger upholstery pieces, perhaps a chair instead of a toss pillow.

With the clear acrylic desk, classic column table lamp and fresh flowers, this black Queen Anne style armchair with its zebra print, anchors a light, airy home office area.

A rule of thumb in the design world is to always add a dot of black.  This assists with grounding your space, ensuring everything in your room doesn’t feel as though it is floating. A suggestion when adding animal print is to also mix and match.  Another is treating the use of animal prints as a neutral.   A place to start to introduce this versatile pattern is to simply add a patterned toss to your sofa.  Add a solid toss pillow to emphasize the print.  But if you like to make a statement, why not put the animal print on the floor as an area carpet? 

What an easy way to launch your wild side!