Grrr! 8 ways to make animal print modern

Leopard, tiger, snake and zebra - pay homage to the animal kingdom with these 8 ways to make animal print modern

1. Snakeskin wall

Snakeskin is one of the subtler animal prints, so a great starting point and an ideal pattern to decorate larger surfaces with. The bright turquoise of this snakeskin wallpaper creates a beautiful textured backdrop for adding other prints to.

2. Animal print table

For a safari-style dinner, bring animal print onto the dining table. This cowhide-style table covering brings an instant feel of the Serengeti to meal times – complement it with bright colours and rustic tableware.

3. Animal print bathroom

Bathroom are brilliant to experiment with decorating ideas and trends as they’re generally small rooms and aren’t a focal point in the house- a great place to surprise visitors with interesting style. This bathroom embraces animal with two simple prints – the grey snakeskin wallpaper sets the tone of the room without over powering it, leaving space for the bolder monochrome leopard print shower curtain to take centre stage.

4. Cowhide armchair

Bring out your inner cowboy with a rootin-tootin dining room complete with cowhide armchair. The natural woods and aged metals work with the large print on the patterned Egg Chair to create a wholesome, ranch-style home.

5. Leopard print staircase

For the most glamourous of entrances, leopard print stairs are a no-brainer. This playful runner is a wonderful first impression as you walk into the house, bringing a modern update to the classic coloured geometric hall tiles and accomapnied by a real-life tiger… sort of.

6. Bold zebra print

When your rug is as bold as this attention-grabbing zebra printy you don’t need any other pattern in the room. Block colours like this blue plastic stool and the dashes of red on this modern dressing table bring out the natural stripes on the rug, making the room sign with pattern and colour.

7. Gentle grey prints

Animal prints don’t need to be bold or colourful. This dressing room is full of mis-matched patterns, from the large-scale leopard print pouf to the subtle leopard print blind. The palette of greys and whites is calming while the patterns pack the room full of personality.

8. Clashing animal prints

Love animal print? Can’t decide which animal’s your favourite? Well you don’t have to. To make mulitiple prints work together, stick to small scale patterns and mix in shots of colour and geometric patterns to mix up the look. Snakeskin, leopard print, zebra print – celebrate the whole of the animal kingdom.

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