When I first started to decorate my home, I equated animal prints to Victoria’s Secret crossed with Ron Jeremy. Yish. But in case you haven’t noticed, leopard and zebra prints have come a long way. While it took me some time to get there, I’ve fully embraced all the animals – even pythons and have taken a walk on the wild side. While I’m not full-on animal magnetism, I’m digging a bit of ooh la la here and there.
My Favorite Home Decor Animal Prints
It all began with a leopard print coat that I spied at the flea market a couple of years back. I tried it on, and that baby fit like a glove. Sadly, it was $100 that I didn’t have, and really…could a 40-year-old mom really pull off leopard? Soul crushed, I hung that purrrfectly (sorry, couldn’t help myself) vintage Liz Claiborne coat back on the hanger and walked away. It’s probably one of my biggest regrets ever. BTDubs, you’re NEVER too old for animal prints. In fact, wasn’t it Jenna Lyons who said leopard is the new black?
To this day, I go back to the same flea looking for it, but I know in my heart of hearts it’s long gone. Ever since that fateful day I’ve had animal prints on my mind.
Last summer I gave in and picked up a few animal ceramics at an estate sale. The little cheetah statue in my dining room always gets rave reviews, and my daughter feeds the tiny tiger in the living room…yes, she srsly gives it goldfish crackers. It’s a hoot. Also, the rug in my dining room has an animal print look to it as well.
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge here are a few more animal prints I’ve set my sights on.
THE SHOPPING LIST
Leopard Print Belt
Zebra Print Ottoman – no longer available
Leopard Print Pillow – no longer available
Cheetah Print Chair – no longer available
Python Print Tray
Leopard Print Lumbar Pillow
Leopard Print Coat – no longer available
Sarreid Zebra Print Box – no longer available
Python Print Purse – no longer available
Zebra Print Rug
Leopard Print X-Benches – no longer available
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