Using a Zebra Rug

Think about being cozied up with a good book, a fire in the fireplace and a beautiful zebra rug on the floor. This is one scene that actually plays out time and time again thanks to the popularity of these rugs. Zebra prints are just as hot now as they were when they first hit the market place many years ago. One of the best things is that zebra rugs don’t actually have to come from zebras. Instead, manufacturers have perfected the faux zebra rug. In most occasions, these rugs are just as good as the real thing.

One of the best things to do with a zebra print rug is to pair it with dark hardwoods. This is especially true when the hardwoods come from the African continent. Almost any animal print will look really good with dark woods or at least darkly stained woods. You may also want to consider adding some baskets near the fireplace or another focal point of the room in order to tie in the entire look. You can even choose to put your zebra rug on the wall instead of the floor and have baskets near them to create in interesting effect and focal point. In addition, look for African masks or picture frames which have the same hues as the wooden floor. Look for other items such as bead work or other wood items. You might want to even find a complementary animal print to use as a blanket and have it placed over a chair when not in use. If you prefer natural stone for your floors, a zebra rug will work well with ivory travertine flooring which matches the white color in the rug.

Zebra rugs can be found in many different stores. For the best and widest selection, you may want to first try a store which specializes in rugs and other floor coverings. However, you may also find what you are looking for in stores which specialize in contemporary furnishings. You can even look in traditional department stores and big box retailers. Of course, an online search will lead you to numerous different options, but you will have to pay a little more for shipping, which will drive up the price.

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