Primitive man used the skins of wild animals to bring home a little warmth and comfort. Modern man has gone far from his ancestors, our house bears little resemblance to the primitive cave, but the images of animals in the interior have not lost their relevance even after thousands of years.
The animalism in the interior is quite versatile, as images and prints of animals can be combined with almost any style. Through different subjects, the subject of the fauna may serve as a neutral background or a bright accent. Chair in the form of a hippopotamus or pillows with foxes substantially change the mood in your home and give the best opportunities for your creative imagination.
Of course, the apartment should not look like a branch of the Zoological Museum. For animalic interior sometimes just a few well-chosen accessories and a small bit of humor will be enough. Let’s now consider how this style is embodied in the interiors of different styles.
Reminder: it is not necessary to use real animal skins in interior decoration, many factories produce low artificial imitation.
For the interior in the art Deco style it is ideal to use animal skins and prints depicting, for example, Zebra, crocodile or leopard. Leather sofa upholstery adds richness to the atmosphere. However, luxurious wallpaper and textiles must be properly chosen. In such a rich design you need to keep a sense of proportion. For example, do not mix different animal prints within a single space.
Ethnic interiors are literally full of hides, skins and other decorative elements related to exotic animals. The apartment with the style of an African Safari cannot do without fabric or wallpaper with a leopard print.
In English interior wallpaper with classic hunting scenes, statues, paintings and plates with pictures of animals will look organically. Hounds, deer and birds are eternal companions of traditional European interiors. Such prints can be the main motive, or a decorative item.
For the rustic style it is also common to use the images of birds and animals, both wild and domesticated. Appropriate decorations can be presented by antlers on the wall, the carpet in skins shapes, as well as tablecloths and crockery with pictures of birds and beasts. In these interiors, animalistic accents complement the overall picture.
Pieces of furniture, the shapes of which discern the silhouettes of animals, are formerly used in children’s rooms, but now such a decor cannot be called infantile.