Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The key is restraint: Choose one or two focal pieces (like a zebra-print rug) for visual impact. Then finish the look with personality-filled accents like a wooden mask or a sculptural animal figurine. Keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.
These works of art have a beautifully time-worn feel, yet they will fit beautifully into a modern room. Set a scientific tone with anatomic posters from Artwork Enclosed, or Soicher Marin’s framed astronomical charts and celestial maps; lend a globetrotting feel with Artehouse’s wood transit signs from cities around the world; or be cartographically chic courtesy of Avant Art’s framed diagram of Paris or map of the Alps.
Perfect for the office, these art pieces are bold and cheeky, and some have more than a little quirk. Choose from road signs, vintage-feeling prints of old cameras and typewriters, or prints with sayings you just might adapt as your mantra (like Winston Churchill’s “We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm”).
Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The personality-filled accents on offer here — from hand-carved wooden masks to woven-wire baskets and bowls to bead-detailed sculptures — are evocative and exotic, with a rich depth of texture. Just be sure to keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.