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For those who prefer modern decorating ideas for their house, condo, studio apartment, or dorm room, zebra print furnishings should not go unnoticed. You do not have to shift your entire decorative focus to animal prints and African décor in order to appreciate the beautiful black and white stripe patterns that nature has given us with this majestic animal. Pick and choose the decorative accessories that work best for you.
The wonderful thing about zebra print is that it is naturally black and white, two neutral shades that compliment almost any contemporary décor. You may choose to use this print in a big way, with the addition of furniture pieces and new flooring, or you may wish only to add zebra print in the form of a decorative accent here and there. As this design has become increasingly popular, more and more retailers have begun to offer it in their furniture, furnishings, and accessories, at a wide range of prices to fit any budget.
As you decide exactly what you want your decorating theme to be, keep your eye on all of the wide range of options that are available to you. One contemporary idea is to replace your current furniture with zebra print furniture. If you want to do this, but do not have the budget to buy new furniture at this time, consider zebra print slip covers for your living room set. One way or another, you will have created the base of your décor. Now you can add more zebra print, offset it with black and white accessories, or add a few splashes of bright color for a dramatic effect.
Another option is to use your zebra print furnishings to act as accent pieces in various rooms throughout your home. The furnishings will not be overpowering at any point, but you will have created a recurring theme. This might include a zebra print clock on the kitchen wall and faux zebra skin rug in the bathroom. Add zebra lamps to your bedroom, and perhaps some new zebra print bedding.
Remember that the best décor is the one that you love. This will not be the same for everyone, which is why there are so many options available. Elegant blown glass vases that boast beautiful, graceful zebra stripes may be ideal for your home, or your décor might be more conducive to the modern, almost whimsical hot pink and black zebra stripes that have so many matching accessories available.
Don’t forget your walls as you decorate your home. There are many different kinds of artwork that have been created with zebras as the subject. Some are realistic, showing off the varied designs of the zebras’ stripes as they graze as a herd on the African plain, while others border on the abstract, maintaining the design but adding various colors for artistic effect. Hang the painting or print of your choice over the mantle or on your bedroom wall to pull together the rest of the accessories you have added to your home.