Answer the Call of the Wild with the Safari Decor Trend

Jul 29, 2020

Leopard print table setting
L'Objet

Holidays are tough at the moment, do you go and risk it? Or do you stay and miss out on a potential trip of a lifetime? One of the good things to come out of a holiday hiatus however, is we’re all finding new ways to add the feel of dreamy destinations to our own homes. One of the key trends emerging at the moment is safari style. Filled with exotic animals and colorful prints, this walk on the wild side for your home is certain to lift your spirits. We take a look at how to style safari decor at home…

Subtle Safari Style

Subtle animal prints on a sofa

The beauty of safari decor is it can be as loud and proud or sophisticatedly subtle as you like. Subtle safari designs like muted animal prints in soft shades will add a delicate dash of this look without being too eye-catching for those that prefer a pared back approach in their interiors. But for those that would rather be bolder with their interiors, read on for how to go all out.

Prints Fit for the Pride

Leopard placemat and napkin ring
Snake print home accessories

Animal prints are everywhere at the moment and are an easy way to add some safari style to your home. From classic leopard and zebra prints to mock crocodile and hide textures, these patterns aren’t as ‘in your face’ as animal motifs but will still add some destination drama to any room. Whether you want to add some fierceness to your dinner table with printed linens and tableware, or a few touches here and there with accessories, your home will feel wilder in no time.

Bring the Whole Safari Home

Elephant print bed linen
Sophie Allport

For all out safari style you can’t get bolder than animal motifs. Including colorful birds of paradise, majestic elephants and fearsome yet cuddly big cats, these motifs are the boldest of the bunch and we simply can’t get enough of them. Many brands specialize in these eye-catching prints and you can deck your bedrooms, sofas or even little ones' nurseries in these incredibly fun and fantastical designs.

Jungle safari bedroom design
Emma J Shipley
Birds of paradise bed linen design

On the Go Safari Style

Zebra print travel pouch
Elizabeth Scarlett

Just decorating your home isn’t enough for this safari themed look, with the trend making big strides in the fashion and accessory industries too. So our advice? Take this look on the go too. With countless handy travel accessories and of course clothing too, you’ll be transported on your own personal African safari every time you step outside your door.