How to decorate your home with exotic prints

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How to decorate your home with exotic prints

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Paredes de estilo  por Pixers, Tropical
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If you're looking to inject a little fun and personality into your home, then you're going to want to pay attention to today's article. Modern design can feel like it's all about restraint, with the minimalist and industrial schools dominating the discussion, and advocating simple but impactful decors, and while there's plenty of examples right here on homify of just how fantastic that can look, it's not for everyone. Sometimes you just want something bold and exciting to really liven up a room, and if that's the case, then exotic prints are a great idea.

Let nature inspire you with the vibrant colours and unique designs of floral patterns and animal skins, and have a little fun with the decor as we take a look at different ways you can integrate exotic prints into your home. Whether it's throws, rugs, wallpaper, or upholstery, there are all kinds of ways to use exotic prints in interior decorating to ensure you never have a dull day, so let's take a look!

A floral feature wall

Paredes de estilo  por Pixers, Tropical

Exotic Flowers


This amazing print of giant exotic flowers is absolutely stunning, and is at its most impactful as a feature wall. When a print is this bright and busy it's usually a good idea to limit it to one wall in a room to prevent it overwhelming the decor.

Animal print dinnerware

It's time to throw out those boring old white plates, and try something new and different! This set of animal print dinnerware is a sure way to impress guests, and combined with the feather place mats makes for a truly exotic dinner party.

Fun wallpaper for the kids

Kids rooms are one place where we can really let our inner child take over the design responsibilities, which means no more rules, just fun! Your kids will love it, and you'll be secretly jealous that your own bedroom isn't covered in such  a vibrant and whimsical print!

Decorate the carpet

 de estilo  por homify, Rural Piel sintética Metálico/Plateado

Balmoral large sofa in Chestnut faux leather


We just love this leopard print carpet, it's whimsical, but also sophisticated, especially paired with this opulent decor. Carpets are a great opportunity to let patterns take over, and really any animal print will work well, those dogs certainly seem to like it!

Animal skin rugs

For a classic colonial look you can't go past a good animal skin rug. Aside from bringing warmth and comfort to a room, they add an exciting design flourish, and give any room a sense of luxury. And don't worry, we're only talking about faux fur here, no animals were harmed in the making of that rug!

Embroidered cushions

Exotic prints work really well as little splashes of colour on accessories such as this gorgeous embroidered cushion. This way you can be sure you're not overdoing it, and the best part is it's a really fun project to do yourself, or you can get the kids involved!

A work of art

 de estilo  por Edlmaier, Ecléctico Plata/Oro

If you love exotic prints, but your not willing to commit to covering a whole surface of your home, try something small like a framed artwork. This way you can move it around to figure out where it works best, or combine it with other accessories to unify the room, like they have in this living room with the velvet cushions.

Upholster your furniture

Salas / recibidores de estilo  por Style Within, Clásico
Style Within

Classic Armchair in Animal Print Fabric

Style Within

This leopard print couch is just so cool! For a funky 60s vibe try upholstering your furniture in bold exotic prints, whether it be tropical flowers or animal prints, and you'll have a fantastic feature piece for your living room.

Animal skin table

 de estilo  por From Africa, Moderno
From Africa

Zebra/Kudu Horn Table

From Africa

There's just so many ways to incorporate exotic prints into your home, but you can bet that the folks at From Africa have already thought of most of them. Items like this fantastic table, which features antelope horns for legs, are really striking and will have a huge impact, so be sure to take a look at what other items our homify professionals have available that will work in your home!

A tropical engraving

While not strictly a print, this is a really cool way to use exotic patterns. Embossed surfaces, like this barrier wall, are really unique and add texture and vitality to your decor.

Bedroom linens

Your bedroom is your private space, and so it should reflect your personal style. This means that it's the perfect place for exotic prints. Give your bed flair and style with an exciting blanket or duvet cover that will keep you cosy and warm, and looking fabulous.

Exotic prints are a great addition to any home, and it's really up to you how you use them, but we hope this guide has given you some great ideas! For more fantastic design tips check out this article on 80s deco.

Casas de estilo  por Casas inHAUS, Moderno

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