Fashion is taking a walk on the wide side this fall and winter with animal prints – as new neutrals, and in a big way. That resurgence of interest can be seen in home interiors. Whether it’s as subtle as stair runners, a pillow or chair upholstery, or as bold as a room-sized rug or wallcovering, you’ll be seeing spots and stripes, along with more unusual animal prints such as antelope and tortoise.
These exotic prints may fade in and out of fashion, but never far and never for very long. That’s because, first, they’re striking, and second, animal prints can work in practically any decor from traditional to eclectic to mid-century and modern.
And don’t overlook animal themed accessories from dogs to monkeys and more.