Cheetah Print Wallpaper and Paint Ideas


A cheetah print is ideal for giving a room a wild and adventurous look. Whether you're going for a full-out jungle theme complete with monkeys and giraffes, or you're looking for a touch of animal print to accent a wild and funky room, there are several options for bringing this pattern onto your walls.


  • Cheetah print wallpaper comes in many colors and styles. The most common colors for cheetah print wallpaper are brown, silver and pink. The brown or orange-hued cheetah print is the most natural-looking option. This is perfect for a room with other natural colors and a jungle theme. A silver or black and white cheetah print can give the wild look of animal print while still allowing plenty of leeway for other color combinations in the room. The pink cheetah print is ideal for the young pop star looking for a funky touch in the bedroom or rec room.


  • If you cannot find wallpaper in the pattern that you like, or you are finding that most cheetah print wallpaper features a very small, busy pattern, you can paint the cheetah pattern onto your walls by hand. Find a sample of a cheetah print that you like, whether it's a picture printed off of the computer or a small accessory that you plan to use in the room. Cheetah print generally consists of uneven black ovals. The background should be a light shade of your desired color, while the inside of the ovals will be painted in a darker shade of this color. The print can feature several different sizes and shapes of these ovals, so you don't need to worry too much about consistency. Sketch your cheetah design on the wall in pencil before you begin painting. When you are painting the wall yourself, you can also experiment with the location of the print. You may want the print to run around just the top of the room, or to begin with a small pattern near the floor and gradually expand to a giant cheetah print toward the upper half of the wall.


  • Cheetah print is a very busy pattern and it can be overwhelming if used in abundance. Whether you use wallpaper or paint the cheetah pattern on yourself, the best option is to only use the pattern on one wall. The other walls in the room should be kept to a solid color. A beige or light brown will complement the natural cheetah print without overwhelming the space. White or pale gray walls complement a silver cheetah print while a pale pink will work well with a pink cheetah print. Avoid bright, bold colors on the remaining walls as the animal print will attract most of the attention.

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