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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onochrome interiors are a trend that has been going strong for a while now. As a 3D Artist I am using this style more and more for interior visualisations. Monochrome, or black and white, is so easy on the eye and a great base to add some splashes of color…
Understated, but lures you in hook line and sinker. Animal prints… bringing the outdoors in, what more could you ask for?
The mystery spotted print is deer 🙂