Wild about animal prints
Animal prints glam up a room better than almost anything.
There are a couple of tricks, though.
First, is to use only in moderation.
ONCE is enough. This is an accent, not the main attraction.
Second, make sure you repeat the color of the animal print somewhere else in the room.
The key is not to overdose so that it kills the look.
You can overdose some themes, and succeed. But, animal prints are not for overdosing.
The exception is when you use an animal print carpet. It will be the main attraction:
Source: morewejadore.com via Maria on Pinterest
Source: Uploaded by user via Wilma on Pinterest
Source: houzz.com via Emily on Pinterest
And please save leopard print walls for Snooki 😉
It takes a practiced hand to repeat the colors without overdosing the accent fabric.
Take a look at some gorgeous examples.
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Below, the gold and the black of the leopard ottoman are repeated in the portrait.
Source: alovelybeing.com via Gloria on Pinterest
Memphis/Palm Beach decorator William Eubanks takes it to the max, but he always follows the rule of one:
William Eubanks again:
And I will let you see for yourself what happens
when you break the “rule of one”:
Or the colors in the animal print are not
repeated properly or at all:
Is there a place for an accent animal print in your home?
It can be done very tastefully.
Just remember to use as an accent.
And repeat the colors in the animal print elsewhere in the room.
This entry was posted on January 29, 2013 by Ellen at Color Calling. It was filed under Art, Decorating trends and was tagged with animal prints.
Great post, Ellen, and dare I say SPOT-on.
January 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Thank you, Frances! Too funny!
January 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm