Animal print rugs are not just for kids anymore. Fun and exciting animal prints are available in a variety of styles and colours to add a sense of wildness to any room. Allowing for daring combinations, these exotic rugs can bring a classic safari or lush boudoir atmosphere to your home. Whatever the size and shape of your room, it is possible to find the right animal print to add a bold decorative touch to your living room, dining room, or bedroom.

Not only do animal prints add a touch of exoticism to your décor, they are also cozy and inviting with a sophisticated air. They can be mixed and matched for an extra bold look and are often the focal point of a room. Throw pillows in complementary or matching colors can be used to tie the room together without overdoing it on the print of your choice.

Animal prints

Liven Up your stripes

Zebra print is particularly popular thanks to how easy it is to match, as well as the popularity of stark black and white contrast in home design. Not for the faint of heart, zebra print is a great way to take this popular color combination for a walk on the wild side and create a unique space that screams for attention.

When incorporating bold patterns it is often best to limit how often you use it or the room will end up looking too busy and overwhelming. Focus on highlighting a few key areas such as:

Walls: Painting all four walls of a room with zebra print will be too visually overwhelming for most people. Instead, choose one focal wall to paint, or wallpaper, and paint the rest of the room a neutral color to complement it.

Bed: As the focal point of a room, your bed will naturally draw the eye so put the accent wall behind the headboard and dress up the bed with a zebra print bedspread. Use white or black sheets to complement it and keep the room unified. Accent pillows in white and black are also a good addition.

Floor: Rugs are a great way to add a bold touch to any room, and can be a great alternative to a bold bedspread. Pick a rug large enough to fill the space between the end of the bed and the nearest wall for maximum impact.

Windows: Window coverings can add a sense of drama when matched to the animal print carpet, or in complementary colors.

Accessories: Small touches of zebra print throughout a room can help to break up the monotony of white walls. Photographs and artwork featuring zebras can be a nice touch to increase the level of zebra print without it becoming overwhelming.

Dos and Don’ts for Decorating with Animal Prints

Do choose a print that complements the colors and theme of your room.
Don’t overdo it.
Do use art and accent pieces in complementary or contrasting colors to balance your décor.
Do consider reupholstering old furniture to match your desired print.
Don’t underestimate the visual impact of a bold print.

To learn more about how animal prints can improve your space, get in touch with our décor experts at Allan Rug! We’re always happy to give advice and hear about your home improvement ideas. You can give us a call at 416.800.1588, drop in, or contact us via the comments section below!