Injecting graphic pattern throughout a home is a delightful way of bringing life, personality and a little joyfulness into a space. And if you’ve been shopping with us for a while, you probably already know that one of our favorite go-to patterns is animal print. But what you may not know is that animal prints, like leopard or cheetah, don’t have to be loud to make a statement. They’re actually one of the easiest prints to incorporate into almost any decor scheme. So if you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, follow our lead.
Our Leopard Flannel Bedding adds a touch of whimsy to this serene bedroom. We consider leopard a neutral, so we love to mix it with other patterns. The key is balancing the scale of the prints to keep it pleasing to the eye, as we did here. The smaller leopard pattern contrasts nicely with the large-scale print of the rug. By keeping the background of both patterns an off-white that blends easily with the neutral wall color, the overall effect is very cohesive and calming.
Yes, you can let animal prints into your most formal spaces. The soft texture and subtle color of our Celine Cheetah Rug sets a beautiful foundation for the feminine silhouettes of the seating. We repeated the same concept as we did in the bedroom above by pairing the the small-scale print with the bold stripes of our Canopy Stripe Wallpaper.
Feeling adventurous? We covered our banquette in Leo Brown Fabric by the Yard for a fun and funky touch in this dining room. Grounded by a neutral rug, the belgian oak-finished trestle table and white walls, it doesn’t overwhelm the space. The geometric weave of the bistro chairs brings a nice balance to the pattern while adding an extra dose of sophistication.
If you’re looking for less commitment, slipcovers are your answer. Dressy details, like pleats or skirts, really amp up the fun and flirty factor of the pattern.
You’ve heard the old saying before, but opposites really do attract. Here, we paired our playful leopard bedding with a more formal and traditional Persian-style rug — and it works. We also like the contrast of the neutral bedding and whitewash finish of the furniture against the bold chocolate hue of the wall.