Fall Color Palette: Cheetah and Neutrals

Color palette for room with cheetah print

Cheetah is and always has been one of our favorite prints! In fact, one of our most popular fabrics for over 10 years has been a cheetah print! So imagine our delight as we’ve seen cheetah and leopard prints get the attention they deserve trending on the runways and in interior design!

In the space above, we designed the room around our Safari Brown print. We paired it with other classic neutrals like burlap, which was used on the drapes, a chic herringbone print, and finally a persimmon velvet for a touch of color. In addition to sandy beiges, we used lots of black accents throughout the space, like our Brooklyn Floor Lamp, our Chateau Betton Clock, and our Jill Mirror.

We love how glamorous this space feels, not to mention how easy it is to transition from season to season by swapping out pillows. How cute would this space look with some bright teal or magenta pillows for warmer months?

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    December 28, 2015

    I have a leopardprint couch in a small apartment o need ideas for decor to go with it

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      January 4, 2016

      Since your apartment is small, we would suggest bringing lots of neutrals in so your leopard print couch will shine. Use grays, whites, and tans in lots of different textures to keep the design interesting. Maybe you do some great velvet drapes, a natural fiber rug, mirrors, and pillows in a mixture of linens, burlaps, velvet, and perhaps a stripe.
      Best of luck!

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    November 30, 2014

    Can you provide the name of the white for the trim in this room? Thank you.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      December 1, 2014

      Hi Hunter,
      We use Benjamin Moore’s Simply White #OC-117 as our trim color.
      Hope that helps,
      The How to Decorate Team