Animal-Inspired Rugs Telephone the Wild Inside

Animal designs in home decor exude a look is international and primal by character. Zebra, cheetah, leopard and giraffe prints have always been favorites among trendsetters. This ideabook includes some of the best applications of wild-yet-domesticated rugs, from frisky carpet runners to colorful zebra rugs. Browsing through the pictures on Houzz, I have seen everything. Join me as I take one for a walk on the wild side.

Cynthia Taylor-Luce

A leopard-print runner leaves a path through the lower level of the home. Its own sprightly design adds a touch of the exotic to all those predominately neutral living spaces.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Show your adventurous side by adding a leopard-print rug in a modern space. This print functions harmoniously with the drapery and toss pillows and injects an element of fun with no disruptive.

Carolina V. Gentry, RID

A black-and-white cowhide provides a dose of exaggerated layout within this high-contrast color scheme.

Amy Lambert Lee

The layered look of the seagrass rug paired with a sheepskin is a beautiful play on textures. The former stands up to high traffic, while the latter’s soft, tactile character is optimal for precious spaces like this nursery.

Niche Interiors

The seductive side of sheepskin has been touched. It is no surprise these carpets also appear draped across furniture as accent pieces.

Frederick + Frederick Architects

Hear the call of the wild with this particular ankle-bitingrug. It is quite benign really, and gives protection from the early morning chill.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Though I have never seen a orange-and-white zebra in the wild, its appearance has found its rightful place in home decor. Not only does this thought expand our color imagination, it’s an animal-friendly option, also. Clever.

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