Animal Print in the Home

From leopard spots to zebra stripes to snakeskin patterns and more, animal prints are big news both in fashion and in interiors. While we often find inspiration in nature, the wild look of an animal print in the home may leave some running scared but there are a few tricks to make sure you get the balance right.

Bedroom Image from blogger Kimberly Duran

Image source: Kimberly Duran / Swoon Worthy

If you’re ready for your interiors to get a little wild, we’ve put together four mood boards to inspire you to welcome animal prints into your décor. 

Dalmatian Print Living Room

Dalmation Print Living Room Moodboard

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

One of the easiest animal prints to live with is the simple but eye-catching dalmatian print. Those simple black and white spots have been reimagined in many forms but we particularly like the idea of using it on the walls as the backdrop for a monochrome look.

Rather than a stark black and white, consider bringing in a few softer neutrals – our Cooper beige sofa, painted furniture with natural oak accents and soft textiles create warmth for a welcoming living room style.

For more black and white interior design ideas, check out this post.

Leopard Print Bedroom

Leopard Print Bedroom Moodboard

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

Leopard print is one of the most popular animal prints out there for good reason. While you can embrace leopard print on a large scale, we rather love this interpretation of the print in a fabulous leopard-motif wallpaper design.

Our Brooklyn furniture range with natural oak and metal plays off this print beautifully, embracing the animal print look in a subtle, stylish way for a bedroom scheme everyone will love.

Loving dark, moody colours? There’s more inspiration here.


Snakeskin Print Dining Room

Snakeskin Print Dining Room Moodboard

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7


Who says animal prints can’t be elegant? Our St. Ives dining room set and matching sideboard brings snakeskin into a more traditional space. While an entire room papered in this print may feel overwhelming, consider instead installing and painting wall panels below the chair rail and wallpaper above for the perfect mix of old and new.

If you’re looking for more ideas on using statement wallpaper, you’ll love this post.

Leopard Print Snug

Leopard Print Snug Moodboard

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

And finally, while we’ve been fairly restrained on sharing how you can use animal prints, for our last mood board, we decided to have some fun. If you’re a big fan of using animal prints, then there is no reason not to go all out on the look for a vibrant but totally liveable space.

Our snug incorporates the soft warm amber of our Purdy accent chairs along with the incredibly versatile natural oak Oakdale nest of tables. Mix and match leopard prints with zebra patterns for a fun take on neutrals with lots of texture, pattern and comfort. 

Is this a look you’d love to embrace? For even more tips and ideas for using animal prints, check out this blog post.