An Animal Themed Home: How to Create it

Are you an animal lover and want to show it in your décor? Or, are you looking for a safari oasis in your home? Whether it’s just a hint of a safari print or a themed room, there’s plenty of fun items to bring out the animal in you. Discover how colors, furniture, and home accents can transform a space to create a fun and trendy home.

Wool cushion covers, 'Zebra' (set of 4) animal themed

Earth tones, neutrals, and colors inspired by nature make for the perfect background for an animal themed room. Look for neutrals in solids and prints in colors like ivory, beige, khaki, charcoal, sienna, and black.  Shades of green that portray nature help bring out the safari atmosphere. For a warmer, more daring look, choose colors that remind you of a sunrise: gold, rust, umber, and red.

When I think of animal prints, I think of a safari. Popular prints include zebra, cheetah, leopard, tiger, crocodile, and many more. If you’re daring enough, mix and match prints for a casual and fun look. Keep in mind that too many prints can look cluttered, and make the room appear smaller. Stick to the animal prints for certain accent pieces in a room: pillows, area rug, window treatment, blanket or bedspread.

Vintage Gecko Handcrafted African Lizard Theme Wall Mirror art West Africa Ghana animal themed

You can incorporate your animal theme in your home accessories, like wall art, mirrors, sculptures, and furniture, etc. Animal figurines like cats, elephants, giraffes, will be right at home in your mini safari.

Avian Kingdom Leather and Wood Accent Table with Drawers from Peru animal themed

Make sure to introduce animal prints in small doses, so that you don’t get carried away. Adding it as a pillow or a blanket makes it easy to switch if you get tired of it. If you go with a focal piece like a zebra rug, you would want to keep the animal print to that alone, or possibly just a small cheetah or elephant pillow for a couch.

Zebra Modern Animal Print Black:Ivory Wool Area Rug animal themed home

Cotton cushion covers Grey Indian Elephants pair animal themed

If you have a favorite animal, this is the perfect time to try and incorporate it. Add a funky animal sculpture, oil painting or print. Can you tell that I’m a cat lover by the photo below? I would love to have this piece in my home, and I know exactly where I’d put it. I would have this at my front entrance, just above the shoe storage. It’s modern, traditional black and white, and would match with many kinds of décor.

Cat Family Black and White Acrylic Painting of Cats on a Ledge animal themed

Home accessories are the best way to bring the call of the wild into your home. Have fun, take a walk on the wild side and enjoy everything animal themed.  It makes it even better knowing that buying from NOVICA directly helps the lives of artisans all around the world.

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