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2013 Design Trend: Mixing Animal Prints with Bright Bold Colors


Another 2013 interior design trend we saw at High Point market this year was the combination of animal prints with unexpected bursts of color. Animal prints have been all the rage in interior design for a while now, but they aren't fading out of the picture quite yet! Pairing animal prints with bold colors is the perfect way to create an eye-catching design scheme in a room.

Use Colorful Animal Prints

We encountered many colorful animal prints at High Point this year, so this trend will abound in 2013! The room below combines a blue zebra print curtain with a busy and equally eye-catching wallcovering to add an upbeat tempo to the room.

blue zebra print with busy wallcoveringPhoto: Decorati

Throw pillows are an easy way to add animal print to your room's decor without being excessive. Reupholster an old chair or ottoman to give it new life in the space.

blue zebra printPhoto: BHG

Combine it with Colorful Furniture

Upholstering furniture with animal prints is a continuing trend. That one chair with an unexpected zebra print can add the perfect finishing touch to a room. Another trend we're seeing this is the unexpected addition of bright colors to these pieces of furniture. The chair below was painted emerald green and adorned with leopard print on the cushions. We love the fun contrast this pairing creates.

green chair leopard printPhoto: Pigtown Design

Even if your furniture can't be upholstered, pairing a bright colored piece with animal print accessories or an area rug will create a pleasant visual appeal in the room.

bright artwork with animal print resized 600Photo: Charles Harold Company Showroom at High Point

When in Doubt... the Zebra Rug

Zebra rugs like the one above have been plentiful in interior design for the past few years, and they don't seem to be going anywhere. A zebra rug is easy to pair with bold, bright colors, and can add the perfect finishing touch to almost any room, even a nursery!

animal print in nurseryPhoto: Modern Urban Baby

Or, try using it to add a modern twist to a more traditional room.

zebra rug traditional spacePhoto: BHG

Interested in more interior design trends from High Point Market? Learn more about how to mix modern spaces with traditional!

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