While some folks might think that animal prints only belong in a child’s bedroom, those of us with a bold streak realize that they also make an unforgettable statement in an adult’s bedroom! If you like to walk a little on the wild side, read on for ideas on how to use animal prints to spice up not only your bedding, but your entire bedroom!
Zebra prints are far and away the most popular of the animal prints. I don’t know if it’s the stark contrast of black and white that speaks to us, or perhaps something more obscure like the way a zebra’s pattern is much like a human’s fingerprint, but sales figures show that zebra tops the list of most-favored animal prints. But what is available for those of us looking for zebra print king duvet sets?
There are some gorgeous options for folks in the market to cover their bed in a zebra look, including the beautiful satin set shown above left (includes duvet cover, two pillow shams, a neck roll, two decorative pillows and a bed skirt), which has a 450 thread count (click here for more information). Thanks to its high thread count, this set would be ideal if your duvet insert has a nasty habit of leaking feathers. Best of all, it’s machine washable, so you won’t be regretting your purchase every time you have to drag it to the dry cleaners! If you prefer something slightly more subdued, Kohl’s has the gorgeous tone-on-tone set shown at right, which includes not only the duvet cover and two decorative shams, but also the three coordinating throw pillows (click here for complete details). And if all of the above are too plain for your taste, there are also variations such as chocolate and ivory or purple and black available.
But the zebra goodness doesn’t stop there! There are also zebra print sheet sets (in satin, cotton or microfiber) curtains, valances, even wall plate covers available in zebra print (or you could easily make your own covers with a little black paint). Of course, you could really go all out and add in zebra print lamps, dresser hardware, rug and more, but I tend to be of the “less is more” mindset; Generally, just changing the bedding, and perhaps the curtains, will change the look of the whole room. Plus, you’ll want to make sure that your zebra prints agree with one another, so to speak. That is to say, zebra prints by different manufacturers may have quite different looks, with different weights to the stripes, or different sizes to their patterns. So sticking with just a few key pieces by the same manufacturer is the safest way to go. The last thing you’d want is for your bedding and your rug to clash!