Creating a Contemporary Sophistication with Animal Prints

Zebbie black & white zebra print wallpaper

Zebbie black & white zebra print wallpaper from the Zinc collection

Animal prints add a splash of exotic-chic beauty to a room. Both graphic and glamorous, these prints look fabulous in many different types of room decor, including posh, rustic, vintage, and modern. Weathering the test of time and in fact gaining prominence, animal prints in the home have a timeless allure. For a touch of whimsy, try unexpected hues, like purple cheetah print or turquoise zebra striped pillows or upholstery. For a more luxurious touch, indulge in rich leopard textiles. For a contemporary charisma, black and white zebra print is dynamic and fresh. Or, for a decadent and eccentric look, experiment with snake skin fabrics and finishes. Drawing inspiration from the wild animal kingdom, animal prints are a striking decor element that lend a captivating beauty to anything they touch. Enjoy the rooms below, showcasing famous designers animal print rooms and some of our favorite animal print wallpaper designs. For more inspiration, shop our animal print wallpaper designs.

Zebbie Taupe Zebra Print wallpaper from the Zinc Collection by Brewster home Fashions wallpaper

Zebbie Taupe Zebra Print wallpaper from the Zinc Collection by Brewster home Fashions wallpaper

Flavia Grey Embossed Snakeskin wallpaper from the Tresca wallpaper collection

Flavia Grey Embossed Snakeskin wallpaper from the Tresca wallpaper collection

Talamanca Beige Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper from the Ibiza wallpaper collection

Talamanca Beige Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper from the Ibiza wallpaper collection

Jimmy Choo's living room with a leopard print rug photo via Elle Decor

Jimmy Choo’s living room with a leopard print rug photo via Elle Decor

Python Olive Snakeskin wallpaper from the National Geographic collection

Python Olive Snakeskin wallpaper from the National Geographic wallpaper collection

Talamanca Blue Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper fromt he Ibiza wallpaper collection by Eijffinger

Talamanca Blue Abstract Leopard Print Wallpaper fromt he Ibiza wallpaper collection by Eijffinger

Donatella Versace living room mixes animal prints photo via Elle Decor

Donatella Versace living room mixes animal prints photo via Elle Decor

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5 Homes from some of our Favorite Holiday Movies

Home Alone

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The Home Alone house is famous! So many of the scenes that make this film an endearing holiday classic take place inside this gorgeous Georgian style home. The actual house, located in Winnetka, IL sold last year for $1.5 million. You can learn more about the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home and see what it looks like now on Zillow. In the movie, the set designers used lots of red and green to maintain a Christmas feel throughout each scene. Notice how many decor details including the paint, wallpaper, rugs, bedding, and even candlesticks are classic Christmas colors. We love how well-to-do yet family oriented the interior is designed, with formal yet comfortable furniture, lots of framed photos, large rooms and lots of lovely wallpaper!

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A Family Stone

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This classic Christmas movie is an emotional family holiday story, one that we could watch at least once a year. With an super celebrity cast including Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson and Claire Danes, just to name a few, this movie is a well acted gem. The home, an 1860 colonial in Riverside, Connecticut was carefully cultivated by the set designer to look like a real, free spirited family lived there. Diane Keaton was quoted as saying, when she saw the interior of the house for the first time, that she thought it was “disgusting” and could not stand all of the clutter and “stuff everywhere”. However, she admitted that the look was just perfect for the family in the movie, and we could not agree more. We love the comfortable, old farm house style of the rooms.

 a family stone 3 a family stone 2 a family stone a family sone bedroom a family stone trunksHow about you? What are some of your favorite holiday movies, and how do the sets add to the spirit of the film? It’s A Wonderful Life comes to mind, with the “drafty old house” that the Baileys buy together and fix up. The house represents so much hope and happiness for the young family. In a Christmas Story, the leg lamp in the front window is nothing short of an icon! And who could forget the 250 strands of lights that Clark Griswald covers his house with in the 1989 comedy National Lampoons Christmas Vacation? This scene makes that home another one of the most memorable holiday movie houses. Comment below with your favorite Holiday and Christmas movie scenes!

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Framing Wallpaper

It is evident that wallpaper has really made a comeback in the past few years and it’s here to stay. Sometimes, wallpapering entire walls is not an option. Perhaps you can’t find enough rolls of the wallpaper that you want to cover an entire wall. And other times it’s extremely expensive to purchase multiple rolls of some of the brand name wallpapers on the market today. Sometimes, we’re too scared to commit to a big design and renovation where you’re unsure of the outcome. Other times, we’re renters and simply aren’t allowed to touch the walls. If you fall into any of these categories, framing wallpaper is the next big thing; it’s easy to do and very cost-effective. With framed wallpaper, you can truly have your cake and eat it too. You don’t have to worry about damaging the original infrastructure of the home while still featuring your favorite prints of wallpaper!

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For the Kids: The Moto London Red British Autos wallpaper is perfect for kids because it is a fun print with vintage English automobiles. You can easily arrange a composition that features a mix of several other prints such as the On The Farm Patchwork wallpaper and the Robot League print. Cut pieces of the wallpaper that you or your kids would like, glue them to cardboard and stick them in the frame. It’s that simple!

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For the Kitchen: Framing wallpaper is great for a kitchen because it allows you to add a focal point to the room or a feature wall with several different wallpapers that act as accents in the room. Alternating wallpapers like the fun floral silhouettes and green trellis designs below add a pop of cheerful color and pattern.

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For the Bedroom: Depending on what theme and décor your bedroom has, you can play with virtually any wallpaper that really piques your interest. If you’re going for a romantic and intimate feel, the Pandora Purple Botanical Vines print features a rich silver shimmer with orchid purple vines .The Iman Silver Medallion is another good option. The designer’s choice of silver texture and black suede tie the two wallpapers together in an artful way.

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Before & After Room Makeovers with Wallpaper

Walking in to your home every day should give you an immediate sense of delight, accompanied by a serene satisfaction. Your walls are the palette for your room. Like the scenery in a play, they set the stage for the entire space. The color, texture, pattern and artwork of your walls is the fabric of the world in which you live, and the backdrop for all of your furniture and accessories. Your walls are the wardrobe for your home’s style. Dress them to dazzle! You have the power to design your space fabulous and set the scene for your ambiance of choice, whether it is tranquility, sophisticated luxury, vintage elegance, or vibrant fun! Wallpaper adds the beauty of color, and also brings pattern, texture and depth to the space. With special printing techniques like embossed silk, gorgeous inks like gel and glitter, and magnificent finishes such as suede and satin, your walls can be exquisite and play on the light of the room for a radiant effect. The rooms below illustrate before and after images of how charming and transforming wallpaper can be in any space. These lovely rooms are exalted to memorable heights with the addition of a nothing more than wallcovering.

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

 

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

 

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