How to decorate with animal print

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Animal prints have made a huge comeback in interiors. No longer the trademark of a trashy 80s bedroom or Bet Lynch, animal prints now feature in some of the chicest homes in the world.

From leopard spots to tiger stripes, animal prints in the home now stretch to giraffe, paw prints and even fun and quirky pictures of animals. Don’t be constrained by classic colours either: Animal prints in electric blues, muted greens and bright reds will add a modern feel to your home.

Add playful touches to your current decor to gently introduce this trend into your home. Soft furnishings in classic leopard print will help to add a glamorous feel to any room. Go for Leopard bolsters and cushions against bright block colour for a thoroughly modern look.

If you’re feeling bold and want to overhaul your room, pick the new giraffe and zebra prints in unusual colours. Animal print wallpaper in green or blue with matching tones throughout is a cutting edge take on the trend. Team with plain fabrics or accessories to stop the animal print from overpowering your new design.

Animal print is fun and frivolous, so make sure you use your sense of humour when designing your new rooms. Mounting pictures of animals against a brightly coloured backdrop will add a touch of kitsch, personal style to your home.

Pair with simple accessories
Combining animal prints with pared-down accessories keeps this blue and white scheme calm.

Image credit: Tom Leighton
Image credit: Tom Leighton
Image credit: Tom Leighton
Image credit: Tom Leighton

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