It’s undeniable that leopard print is having a serious style moment this season. Having graced numerous runway shows from leading fashion designers including Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham and Carolina Herrera. Dubbed by fashion journalists as the “great animal print revival”, we’re expecting to see this feline motif everywhere this A/W18.
As interior trends frequently draw inspiration from the catwalks, we’re seeing this print venture from the high street to the hallways of our home. Whether it’s on the walls, floors or soft furnishings, it seems this print is making a comeback in more ways than one.
In this post we take a look at the leopard print interiors trend and how you can incorporate it into your home…
Leopard print is back, but for some, it never really went away. A high street for years, this print is a cult classic in the fashion world and has remained a style staple in every woman’s wardrobe. It made its first debut in the Christian Dior’s 1947 S/S collection, which featured a leopard print dress. Fast-forward 44 years later to Azzedine Aliaia’s 1991 A/W collection, which showcased leopard print knitwear, and the print still looked as fierce as ever. It’s an evergreen trend that will continue to remain at the forefront of fashion. Meaning whichever way you reflect this trend into your home, with your own personal twist it can remain fresh and contemporary.
The beauty of the leopard spot is that you can incorporate it into your home in a number of different ways. From soft, subtle touches to bold, dramatic pieces, there’s something to suit your style and taste. For those who don’t want to fully commit, there’s a huge selection of accessories, such as cushions and throws to help you channel the animal spirit of this trend. For those who want to make a statement, pay homage to your favourite animal using bigger items such as curtains, sofas, or even wallpaper.
No matter how you introduce this print into your home, remember to play with textures and fabrics. Think plush pillows mixed with fluffy rugs, animal canvas prints on the walls and delicate chiffon boudoir curtains. Mix and match to add depth with the print and give your room a little character.
Snake, tiger, zebra – oh my! In addition to leopard print, we’re also shining a light on another animal print that’s popular in the interior world right now – dalmation. This spotty motif is a modern take on monochrome and it’s a style that can fit your home with ease. If you prefer stripes over spots, then you can always opt for zebra print. For the more daring, there’s tiger, or snake print. While the dalmation spot is subtler and easier to feature, the latter can make for a dramatic focal piece – like large prints and statement rugs.
The fashion conscious, or style savvy. For those who like to keep their interiors bang on trend. If you prefer colours or textures, as opposed to patterns and prints, then take inspiration from other 2018 Autumn interiors trends.
Are you a fan of leopard print? Are you brave enough to incorporate the print into your home’s interior styling?