Safari schemes can usually be found in the spring / summer editions of home interest magazines. This is no surprise, as it’s the time of year when we’re dreaming of exotic holidays and faraway destinations.
If you’d like to bring a touch of far-flung style to your interior – but don’t have the budget to fly halfway across the world for a shopping spree – never fear. There are lots of lovely ways to answer the call of the wild in your interior.
Here are just a few of our favourite ideas for creating an ‘out of Africa’ room. And even when the warmer months are a distant memory, they’ll continue to look ‘grrr-eat’! Have a leisurely read of our top tips, or scroll to the bottom of the article to get the low-down at a glance.
Invite animals into your home
Animals are the reason why most people head to the Serengeti, so every self-respecting safari scheme needs a few. For a fun focal point, our Circus Ring fabric from our Roman blinds collection certainly won’t blend into the background.
Get the kids involved
Kids are enthralled by animal magic, so indulge them with pretty patterned blinds for their windows. This colourful Safari motif features all of the creatures their little hearts could possibly desire, with lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and hippos taking centre stage.
In a grown up space, take a walk on the wild side with a dramatic dark wood tone. Wooden blinds are fab for injecting a touch of natural elegance into your surroundings. This Deluxe Deep Hazel design is a brilliant example, with its chic colonial feel.
Play with prints
For an extra splash of luxury, pick out decorative tape to give your Wooden blind a striking shutter-style effect. How about a lively animal print for an eye-catching finish? This zebra option will definitely earn you fashion stripes!
Safari schemes at a glance
– Animals are an important part of the theme
– Introduce them with window dressings and accessories
– Wooden blinds supply an authentic African look
– Liven things up with decorative tape in a zebra print