Design Lesson
Jan 25, 2012

Decorating with zebra prints

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Decorating with zebra prints Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Jan 25, 2012

Decorating with zebra prints

By: Cindy Jacobelli
It sometimes pays to take a risk, so challenge your design instincts and add zebra prints to the mix! Step outside your comfort zone – or indulge a well-honed wild side - with this versatile print. It’s not only eye-catching, but it’s bound to be a conversation starter. Visitors and family alike will see a whole new side of you. One that’s not afraid to dabble in daring designs and do it well. Decorating with prints, particularly zebra, may be a bold move – but monochromatic stripes works with many different colour palettes! Here are a few ways you can dare to be different with zebra prints.

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Zebra print rug
Walking on the wild side is made easy when the zebra stripes are on the rug! Try one like this with thick striping. It’s got a rich, but modern feel. It will make a statement in a predominantly light room or blend easily it into a darker one. West Elm, $105.11-$698.07. zebra-wall-mini-lamp.jpg
Mini lamp
This may be a mini lamp, but it’s got mighty style. The striped base makes it a strong accent piece, perfect on the bedroom side table, but versatile enough to work in an office or den. Horchow, $225. zebra-pillow-covers.jpg
Pillow covers
Liven up couches, beds and chairs with this bold zebra graphic. It works well with any number of colours and easily mixes with other patterned throw pillows. West Elm, $41.41. zebra-hanging-bust.jpg
Savannah Story zebra bust
If you like a little whimsy in your home decor or really dig the safari theme, this papier-mache bust might be right up your alley. Upon closer inspection, you’ll find it’s quite elegant, made from vintage French pages and painted with strong dark lines. Anthropologie, $68. zebra-winged-chair.jpg
Sunflower zebra winged chair
How do you add a modern twist to zebra stripes? Make them sunny yellow! The ultimate accent item, this winged chair demands attention. Commanding, yet modest, it will make any room come alive. Horchow, $2079. zebra-wall-clock.jpg
Wall clock
Time to spice things up a bit! Get creative about where you hang this clock. It will add a punch of style to the kitchen, bedroom or office … and put a smile on your face every time you look at it. amazon.com, $17.99. zebra-light-switch-cover.jpg
Light switch cover
Given that the zebra print is such a bold pattern, you may want to use it with care. A small item like a light switch cover may just hit the mark, creating drama without overpowering the entire look. Etsy, $12.48.
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