Friday, April 5, 2013

RAWR! How to add animal prints...tastefully.

Catherine's office
I just love some of the cool animal prints that we're seeing in the last few years. But, there are some real hazards that MUST be avoided.  Unless you want to be THAT lady with all the animal prints here's what you need to know.

Pick a Print:
Decide which print you most adore. Are you feeling the cheetah print or the tiger print or my fave...the zebra??  Whatever you pick, NEVER and I mean NEVER, mix more than one animal print. I think the whole jungle is represented in this bedroom. 

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Less is More:
Unless you are in to theme rooms (read: Elvis' Jungle Room), you're probably going to want to keep it simple and subtle. In my office, I have two pillows and a few candles in a brown, zebra pattern. Jacki constantly reminds me that there are no zebras with brown stripes in nature. I think that's irrelevant. Jacki--don't hate!
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This classic leather chair would be so cute with ONE of these items, not all 3--too much!


I like the matching set of leopard print chairs in this spacious living room. 
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Start Simply:
I guess that's pretty decent advice for all aspects of home decor...unless you have the patience, time and money to fix it if you hate it. For animal prints, start with accessories. They're out there...by the boatload. With accessories, you haven't made a huge investment. If you decide you don't love it after awhile, you can easily change it. If you are digging the call of the wild, you can get a little more daring and go for a rug or a piece of furniture.



I hope these quick tips have inspired you to release the beast in your home! 
Have a wonderful  weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Love the animal prints! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. Want to invite you to two of my parties. Anything Blue Friday which is live now. Just like the name states a photo with anything blue in it. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/anything-blue-friday-week-3.html And, Make it Pretty Monday which goes live at 8am CDT on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  2. We will see you there Kathryn! Thanks for stopping by!

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