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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

If you are looking for an exciting decorating idea for your bedroom then look no further. How about heading to the jungle and using some exotic animal prints to liven up your interior design ideas? Animal prints make a great statement in the bedroom. It is a welcome change from pinks and florals that are so frequently seen in bedrooms but will still inject a feeling of luxury and comfort too.

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Photo: Jeremy Levine Design

Have a look at faux fur comforters for the bed and matching scatter cushions, or how about the ultimate decadence of an animal skin rug – fake or otherwise depending on your tastes and budget. If you are not feeling so bold then consider smaller touches of animal print fabric against solid background colours: maybe a zebra print lampshade for the bedside table or even a covered frame for a featured wall mirror.

Don’t be tempted to cover your room wall-to-wall with a whole array of animal prints as the effect will be confused and overpowering. Break up the scheme with plain colours which contrast – creams and browns are ideal. Bamboo, wooden, leather or iron furniture will work well too. Following the above animal print decorating guide in your living room can also work but in a main room downstairs, it might not be to all your guests tastes.

Animal print designs can be fun in a children’s bedroom as well. Follow the jungle theme through with wall art of trees, flora and fauna and use stuffed toys to decorate. Your little ones will love dressing up in an explorer outfit and pretending to look for lions through their binoculars! I’ve even seen fake fur teddy bear skin rugs which whilst slightly odd if you think about it too much actually look really cute – and are lots of fun for pretending teddy is nibbling your toes! Huge soft toy snakes winding around the legs of bunk beds look great and a colourful parrot mobile will complete the look – just use your imagination and go wild!

Whichever way you take your decorating ideas just remember that a little leopard goes a long way and don’t over do it.

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