African Safari Decor

The safari is one of the last great human adventures that a normal person can have. Sure some people fly off into space, or travel to the bottom of the ocean, but they are professionals who have dedicated their whole lives to getting to that point. A safari on the other hand is a true life or death struggle that almost anyone can participate in.

Decorating your home with an African safari theme is a good way to take the excitement and thrill of the real experience, and incorporate it into your daily life. There are a variety of ways to add touches to your home, both subtle and overt, that will give it a distinctly African ambiance.

One of the hallmarks of African safari décor is the use of plains land natural born African animal figures in various decorative pieces. This can include the use of tables, chairs, and lamps made in the shape of lions, elephants, zebras, or rhinos. Think along the lines of the movie “Madagascar” for some inspiration.

Animal print items, such as pillows, curtains, or rugs, are another way to incorporate animal themes into the space. There are a wide variety of popular animal patterns available such as zebra, tiger, and lion prints.

Some people will even go to the next level, and use real animal parts in the space. This can be as simple as having real, carved bone items in your home, such as a chandelier made from antelope horns. The extreme end of this is of course to hang trophy heads, or use real animal skin pelts as rugs. While this may be an exciting way to show off your conquests, bear in mind that there are a lot of people that will be made uncomfortable by such a show.

Another great way to bring Africa into your home is by incorporating real African handiwork goods into the space. A real African piece will lend some of the actual soul of the continent to your room. It will also go a long way towards helping the continents people, because you will be supporting the artist that made it.


Hand carved soapstone coffee mug from Kenya

In general, bringing the spirit of the safari into your home, is an exercise in incorporating Africa itself into the space. Real African handicrafts, and art, mixed with pieces that are reminiscent of the natural features of the continent should merge to create the perfect exciting, invigorating atmosphere for you.

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