Animal prints in interior design can be a tricky one. If done wrong, animal prints can make a room look tacky and kitsch. The trick is to use these prints sparingly. By giving that old antique armchair a new upholstery in an animal print, it will go from boring to a unique, eye-catching piece.
If you are not that brave, then just add a panther or giraffe print throw-pillow here and there. Or do an animal print on a small lampshade.
To liven up a monochrome interior, adding a zebra print is something I do often in my designs. It adds some pattern and texture to minimalist interiors. But classic interiors will pop too with an accent chair upholstered in a cheetah print for example. And cow-hide carpets are great in loft-style interiors, paired with some Mid-Century furniture pieces.
When using animal prints, it does not mean you have to go Tribal all the way. Just keep it simple. I hope you will get inspired with these images below.
Beautiful cowhide carpet, with a subtle pattern, in a cosy neutral loft-interior – via French by Design
Zebra on the floor, panther on the chair in a non-trashy way, well done – via The Decorista
Classic armchair in turqoise snakeskin, love it
via The O’Donell Collective
Classic armchair in zebra print, great one too
Two tiger-striped velvet upholstered vintage armchairs in the entranca hall of Giorgio Armani‘s summerhouse in St Tropez, France – via AD
Ornamental classics and a panther print pillow – via Lonny
Love this antique chair, upgraded with this cheetah print cushion – via LaMaisonPierreFrey
I don’t know which animal print this is, but it’s certainly stylish – via Muse Interiors
A contemporary office in unmistakable Kelley Wearstler design with some bold pink snakeskin upholstery
Another stair runner, is it giraffe, is it cheetah, the panther shoes are supernice too – via The Zhush
A pair of vintage Parsons chairs by Milo Baughman, re-upholstered in a leopard print, a big WOW
A little ethnic corner in a city apartment done by interior designer by Natan Turner, zebra print on the classic stool, mud cloth curtains, lots of baskets with a huge fiddle fig plant, great combo
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