African Safari Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
African safari decor gives you the opportunity to encounter a real life African safari in your very own home.
If going on an African safari is a lifelong dream of yours or if you have had the chance to experience one, it is no wonder why you would want to incorporate this lovely decor that breathes beauty and nature into your home.
Nothing is more memorable than seeing an elephant, lion, or giraffe in their natural habitat. Now imagine being surrounded with these beautiful animals on a daily basis.
Having African safari decor will enable you to experience the wonders of expansive savannahs, breath taking landscapes, magnificent animals, and proud ancestral tribes.
Experience the marvels of an African
safari by welcoming it into your home and you will encounter the glorious
wilderness day in and day out.
The combination of unique textures and color bring harmony within the space. This is further enhanced by the decorative accessories that are comprised of elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and leopards, just to name a few. African safari decor offers an attractive approach to any home design with an emphasis on relaxed and comfortable living.
African safari decor is available
in the following:
Art: With any home decor, art
is a very important element because a picture can evoke feelings of peace,
happiness, or inspiration. In addition, art gives a room depth, dimension,
while adding color, style, and enhancing the mood or theme of the room.
It is important to relate your art to
Other types of art that can be displayed on the wall include the following:
You may also wish to place a mural on
the wall that features a lion, leopard, or a cheetah in the jungle. Other
animals that may be incorporated in a mural are monkeys, elephants, zebras, and
Bathroom Accessories: An African safari inspired bathroom includes zebra, giraffe, or leopard patterned towels, shower curtain, bath rug, soap dispenser, soap dish, tissue box holder, wastebasket, and toilet brush holder.
You may also wish to include a zebra or leopard animal print toilet seat. Some toilet seats are padded for extra comfort. For more information on toilet seats, please see Decorative Toilet Seats.
Bedding Ensemble: There are
lovely bedding ensembles available that will coordinate beautifully with the
African safari theme.
To give the bed a luxurious feel incorporate decorative pillows, such as square pillows, rectangular pillows, a boudoir pillow, and a neckroll pillow that feature zebra, leopard, or giraffe prints.
For a unified look, you may wish to
include matching curtains to coordinate with the bedding ensemble.
Colors: Suitable colors for African safari decor are earthy tones that mimic the scenery of the African region, such as brown, rust, gold, and burnt orange. These colors are warm, cozy, and sophisticated and replicate the feel of Africa.
Decorative Accessories: There are a variety of decorative accessories to choose from that will bring the African safari theme to life.
Decorative accessories include the following:
You may wish to display African style
drums next to tables or chairs. Woven Zulu baskets add a lovely touch to an
empty corner or next to a magazine rack or coffee table.
Furniture and Fabrics: African safari oriented furniture is often adorned in an assortment of animal hides, including leather, leopard spots, zebra stripes, or tiger skin. Traditional hand-painted fabrics, woven wools, and cotton textiles further complement the African safari theme.
Excellent African safari furniture
choices include pieces made from natural materials, such as rattan and bamboo.
You can find sofas, chairs, and tables that are constructed from these
Natural materials like cane, seagrass, water hyacinth,
and banana leaf are often woven to form chairs, sofas, tables, and countless
You may wish to accent the sofas and chairs with cushions that feature bright African prints and designs to add color and beauty.
African fabrics are available in a vast array of weaves, textures, colors, and designs that feature vibrant geometrics and bold golden accents. These unique textiles generally repeat a single symbol, which represents security and continuity, as well as meaningful proverbs or historical events.
Another type of material that is
popular in African safari decorating is mud cloth. Mud cloth is made from dye
out of fermented mud and decorated in colorful patterns or features images of
African tribal dancers, local animals, and flora. Other materials include
appliquéd cloths and embroidered velvets perfect for decorating furniture and
Other types of furniture include sculptural tables or pedestals that feature an elephant, camel, or giraffe. This is sure to make a fabulous statement in your African safari decor.
Lighting: With African safari
decorating, there is no lack of exotic flair and sophistication.
Table lamps and floor lamps are
available in a sculpted animal design while others feature lampshades with
These lamps are sure to reflect the
African safari ambience that can be appreciated time and time again.
Plants: Trees and plants that are ideal for African safari decor include the following:
Rugs: With an African safari
theme, you are sure to create authentic flair in your home by incorporating
beautiful area rugs consisting of animal prints, elephant motifs, and colorful
If you prefer an area rug that is made from cowhide, you may find them in the following prints: zebra, tiger, giraffe, leopard, and cheetah.
You may also keep it simple by
accenting your floors with area rugs in sisal and jute that are woven in natural
fibers or by using mats and rugs made from rattan and seagrass.
You may wish to include wallpaper borders or wallpaper that features:
Window Treatments: Ideal
window treatments for African safari decor should project a natural quality.
You could also dress up your windows
by hanging curtains consisting of a zebra, leopard, cheetah, or giraffe print.
Having African safari decor enables
you to experience the thrill of going on a safari every day.
Due to the natural elements that are deep-rooted in African
Safari decor and Tropical decor, you may wish to visit
Tropical Decorating and
Furniture for more ideas.
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