How to Decorate in the Safari Style

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Selecting Colors for Your Safari Decor
Earth tones and colors inspired by nature, from its land to its animals, provide a fitting base for your safari decorating theme. Look for solids and prints in neutrals like ivory, raffia, buff, khaki, tawny, sienna, light to dark browns, charcoal, ebony, and black. Nature-based shades of green also enhance the safari atmosphere. For a warmer look, choose hues that call to mind savannah sunrises: yellow, gold, burnt orange, red, rust, and umber.

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Transforming Your Bedroom with Safari Decor
Animal print bedding instantly sets a safari mood in your bedroom. If you want to try a safari look but are hesitant to try a striking pattern, consider a smaller-scale animal print blended with other designs, or a subtle pattern in a tonal palette. Animal print sheets and throw pillows are fun ways to give a touch of the wild to your bedding ensemble. If you have many animal prints already in your room, choose solid color sheets and pillows to offset the eye-catching patterns. Complete your bedroom decor with appropriate wall art in your chosen theme or a mirror with safari style.  Shop Bedding Now >

Choosing Safari Furniture and Home Accents
Furnishings in warm, earthy hues or dark finishes are well-suited to safari rooms. Handcrafted furniture and furnishings with a slightly rustic appearance will add character to your decor. Look for pieces with woven rattan or bamboo accents. Furnishings featuring animal print upholstery can work well as statement pieces, depending on the colors and size of the pattern.  Shop Furniture Now >    Shop Home Accents Now >

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Decorating with Animal Prints and Designs
Animal prints are a staple of safari decorating. Popular safari animal prints include leopard, cheetah, tiger, zebra, giraffe, and crocodile. Feel free to mix and match prints for a casual, eclectic ambience with interesting contrasts; however, keep in mind that too many prints can lead to a cluttered look. The size of your room is also key; smaller rooms necessitate careful use of bold patterns that might overwhelm the space. Sheer animal print window treatments are a great way to enhance a safari theme while keeping a light feel. Allow your safari decor to “breathe” by balancing animal prints with live or faux greenery, solid colors, open spaces, and simple lines. You can also incorporate animal flair into your safari theme with animal wall art, figurines, sculptures, and decorative masks. Elephants, zebras, and wild cats will be right at home in your safari decor.

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Adding African-Inspired Pieces to Your Room
Give your home decor an even greater African vibe with sculptures and wall art depicting African people. Some African sculptures feature familial scenes of unity and warmth, making them the perfect addition to your display space. Experiment with pops of color reflective of African fabrics: orange, green, teal, blue, and purple. Play with geometric and tribal designs for visual interest.

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Safari Decorating Ideas

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Safari Animal Collections
Do you have a favorite safari animal? Shop these specific collections to find just the right accent piece to make your room come alive!
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Safari Zebra Collection

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Safari Elephant Collection

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Safari Giraffe Collection

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