Do’s And Don’ts Of Decorating With Leopard Print

Decorating your home with a leopard print motif can be sassy, fun, and unique. It can add warmth to your space while keeping a modern and sophisticated flair. But like all other intricate patterns, you have to know the limits of what you can and cannot do with leopard print. You don’t want to make the bold style choice of bringing such a snazzy theme into your home and then take away from it by setting it up wrong. Let’s take a look at the do’s and don’ts of decorating and creating a stylish leopard print interior.

DO: Go all out with big leopard print pieces. One prominent piece of leopard print like a storage bench, an ottoman, or a chair makes an exciting statement and sets the mood for any room without having to accessorize with more.
DON’T: Overdo it. While it’s hard not to jump on every leopard print accessory out there to put in your space, by covering a room in too much of a good thing, you take away from the beauty it holds in the first place. Make sure to keep balance. If you opt for a big leopard print piece, then leave it at that, or at the very most, have one to two corresponding leopard pieces on the wall or a throw on the sofa.
DO: Add a trendy look to smaller rooms with leopard print sets. Bathrooms and powder rooms are a great place to do this with toiletry sets that include soap dishes, toothbrush holders, and moveable storage, or vanity sets that include make-up bins, brush caddies, and even matching makeup accessories.
DON’T: Do more than one accent wall in leopard print. A whole room in leopard print is almost blinding to the eye and can alienate anyone wanting to go into that space. If you really want to spread wall décor throughout every wall, go for leopard print decals over wallpaper so that the look is not overpowering.
DO: Create a sanctuary of plush and luscious leopard print bedding. Here, you have limitless mix and match opportunities and you can mingle up your pieces any time, and in any way you wish. Try leopard print comforters, sheets, throw pillows, shams, and even runners to give your bedroom a sultry atmosphere that keeps you feeling feminine.
DON’T: Limit yourself to one room. You can bring a leopard print theme into every room in your home if that is what you wish and it can look fantastic. The key again is to keep balance. While you might not want all leopard print furniture along with leopard print walls, art pieces, and accessories in your living room, you can have all this if you spread it out evenly throughout your home.
DO: Experiment with color. Leopard print is not limited to warm gold and black tones. By adding splashes of vibrant colors to this exotic print, you can really bring your own personality to the leopard print theme.

 

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