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We’ve seen it in our favorite shoes, tops and jewelry, but animal print is now making its way into our homes. It’s been a popular print in more formal, traditional spaces for some time, but designers now work it into just about any room design. From leopard to zebra print, we can’t get enough of this crazy, wild trend.

Zebra Print

Zebra print is often paired with pink in young girls’ rooms. JKC Designs added it in small doses with these funky carpet tiles.

Pink Girl's Bedroom

Is modern more your taste? Designer Andreea Avram makes the print work in this ultra-mod living room with a round wool rug.

Modern Living Room

Leopard Print

You may think this print only works in a formal sitting room or office, but Ballard Designs paired this leopard wall sconce with a striped headboard and burlap tablecloth for a laid back look.

Leopard Print Wall Sconce

An eclectic leopard print area rug stands out in this Italian-style home office. A giraffe print chair pillow proves that leopard print can work harmoniously with other animal prints.

Italian-Style Home Office


If you don’t want the print overpowering a room, incorporate it in subtle ways like designer Jeff Andrews. The cheetah print pillows break up the monochromatic color scheme in this gold living room.

Gold Living Room

What do you think of the animal print trend?

4 Responses

  1. Shannon says:

    Love the gold living room.

  2. Linda says:

    I had animal print seat & back cushions on a rattan sofa & chair set back in the 70's so I'm pretty well over the animal print thing. A little goes a long way & I'm ready for it all to go away!

  3. […] To incorporate an animal print into a space without “overpowering a room,” use it subtly, said HGTV. […]

  4. Printing says:

    thanks for sharing

Farima AlaviFarima is the entertaining editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...


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