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How to use animal print within your home

If you've been keeping your finger on the fashion pulse then you'll know that animal prints and faux fur are still on trend and as usual, those trends have influenced the world of interiors. But how do you take something off the catwalk and make it work within your home? Read our advice on how to incorporate animal print into the rooms in your home.

How to use animal print within your home

There are several options for homeowners when it comes to animal prints, so whether you’re bold and brave or chic and subtle, you can still use the patterns and fabrics from nature within your home. And don't just stick to just animal prints. Use faux furs, skins and feathers within your schemes too, for a walk on the wild side!

Sleek and trendy
Animal print lends itself to modern and contemporary interiors. Think sleek leather sofas and luxurious faux animal skin rugs for a chic city look. Why not use a printed wallpaper to create a feature wall in your living room? Remember it’s all about texture so faux snakeskin items, leather and faux fur throws are a must.
Must have items: Lacquered furniture, calf skin rug.
Get inspired: See our Modern living room ideas for animal print accessories!

Vintage inspired
Take elements from the 1920’s - !940’s with worn leather sofas, snake skin detailing and ostrich feathers for a chic, feminine scheme. Look to gold and bronze shades for your accessories for added Hollywood glamour and a chandelier is a must! It's all about eclectic accessories and mixing vintage finds with statement pieces.
Must have items: Ostrich feather fan, tan leather sofa.
Get inspired: For tips on red our guide on how to shop for vintage and retro items.

Subtle
If you’re decorating a bedroom you can still incorporate animal prints into your scheme but as this is a place of rest and relaxation, keep the scheme subtle. Start with a neutral backdrop and add texture and pattern with your accessories, particularly bed linen and throws. It’s all about being subtle and stylish.
Must have items: Faux fur throw, leather bed frame.
Be inspired: Create a seductive bedroom using texture and animal prints.

Bold
If you’re feeling brave, why not mix animal prints with colour? A bright, patterned rug and cleverly chosen accessories will ensure your living room packs a punch. Or perhaps choose an animal hide chair for that extra wow factor. Mix and match to ensure you achieve the wild look you’re aiming for.
Must have items: Patterned rug, animal print foot stool.
Be inspired: See how animal print can be encorporated into a scheme with a statement rug.