Add a bit of Safari Love to Your Home
Decorating with a safari theme will require some planning and perhaps some exotic yet tasteful furniture pieces to ramp up your ambiance.
Whether you’re looking to add some personality to your living room or style your house from top to bottom, putting a safari-themed spin on your home decor with these three wild ideas is a fun and unique way to get your space feeling liveable and looking great.
First, an earthy color palette is very important in creating the feel of a safari, so decorate your walls with those browns, creams, taupes, or golds to echo the colors of the African savanna and carry the added benefit of warming the atmosphere of any room. Accent colors like rusty reds, burnt oranges, and olive greens, on the other hand, complete the look and keep the space looking natural and inviting.
Wood, clay, leather, rattan, and other native materials are the components of ethnic lifestyles and will give your safari theme an added sense of authenticity and rustic appeal. Wood in particular is crucial to this aesthetic, as woodcarving is an integral part of many tribal cultures and artistic traditions. Use a variety of materials in different spaces or rooms to evoke the vastness and diversity of the plains or jungle, and don’t be afraid to play around with textures!
Finally, speaking of not overdoing it, the key to pulling off the safari look without making your home feel like a noisy zoo is restraint. For example, room composition in Africa is typically kept minimal to allow air to circulate in the humid climate, so don’t overcrowd the furniture. Similarly, don’t go overboard with accessories, and be sure to balance your accent items throughout the space. It is important to balance patterns and solids to create a room that breathes and feels uncluttered.
Decorating with a safari theme will require some planning and perhaps some exotic yet tasteful furniture pieces to ramp up your ambiance. However, the best thing about safari is how fun and accessible it is: many homes already have the right colors to begin. You can also surely find many perfect pieces from our Dominique Moal Design collections. Explore Africa and your own wild side — take your decor on safari today!