Is Zebra Having a Moment?

Find out how to bring this trending animal print into your home.

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October 19, 2017

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Easy Zebra Addition: An Ottoman

We've noticed more and more designers are having a fling with zebra: zebra rugs, zebra curtains, zebra wallpaper. A chic print that adds instant style to your space, we've rounded up some ideas for how to bring this trending look into your bedroom, living room or even a nursery. Here, a zebra print ottoman commands attention from the center of this chic living room, a space for the kids of the family to hang out and entertain friends.

Zebra Curtains

Euro-pleated zebra-patterned draperies add a playful and unexpected element to this formal dining room.

Mod Zebra Wallpaper

Gold zebras gallop around the black walls of this modern bathroom, giving playful energy to the space. The white vanity and sleek mirrors are functional and stylish without competing with the bold wallpaper.

A Purple Room With a Pop From a Zebra Print Rug

This contemporary bedroom was designed around a passion for the color purple and old Hollywood nostalgia. A wrapped accent wall was plastered with a deep eggplant color and smooth velvet-like finish. The flooring (cut pile carpet) is also a deep eggplant with touches of silver-grey. The bright white furniture and a luxurious upholstered headboard add high color contrast and bold graphic accents. Glamorous accessories, such as mirrored tabletops, a black velvet Lucite bench, black lampshades and a zebra area rug punctuate and anchor the bold color combinations.

Add a Zebra Rug Stat!

There's no better way to add instant zebra appeal than with a zebra-print rug.

More Zebra Underfoot

There's no denying the ability of zebra to instantly add real quirk and character to a room.

Pump Up the Color

This contemporary living room blends funky pattern and color for an exciting contrast. Brown floral wallpaper provides a backdrop for the neutral sofa, punchy orange zebra-print ottoman, and matching throw pillows. Zebra doesn't have to be naturalistic: mix it into your space in a variety of fun colors.

The niche between these two bookshelves is the perfect spot for a crib; in later years, a headboard will tuck neatly up against the wall. We love how the polka dot walls play off the fun stripes of the zebra art here.

Exotic Details

Details such as the zebra on the wall and the safari animal pillow create a softer, more personal aesthetic in the space.

Plush Art

Three-dimensional wall art goes a long way if you’re working with lots of blank space, and the plush variety is so fitting for a nursery. To achieve a more playful feel, mount a stuffed animal head above your crib. Thanks to the internet, you can find just about any animal you’d want — from a deer to a flamingo to a unicorn. For a more modern look, mount a plush geometric shape, like the edgy, black-and-white rain cloud here. Or, do both, like designer and stylist Live Loud Girl. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to fun, pillowy wall art.

Feminine Meets Funk

With a contemporary pink armchair and a zebra hide rug, this home office feels spunky and feminine. Rich wood doors and built-ins bring warmth to the crisp space.

Small Powder Room, Big Attitude

This powder room features a white pedestal sink which pairs very nicely with the black-and-white graphic zebra wallpaper that covers the walls.

Luxe Library

To give this space an extravagant feel, designers chose dark wood for the bookshelves and filled those shelves with first additions and other collectors' items. For the furnishings, a leather couch and chair sit just below the shelves, and creating an exotic vibe, a zebra-skin rug, completing the lavish library.

A Playroom With Style

This fun and functional playroom features a custom, life-sized Scrabble board as the accent wall. An array of colors and patterns blend together to create the perfect space for kids of all ages. Next to a floor lamp and a big stack of books, a zebra-print chair offers a comfy reading nook.

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