British colonists who settled in Africa while charting the bush brought with them traditional English furniture. Use upholstered or leather seating to speak to this influence, and layer on wicker or cane accents for earthy texture in tones of the African landscape.
Tip: Use hides and prints from animals native to Africa to add color and pattern.
Set up camp as the British military used to with folding chairs and rolling storage. Elegant and provisional, campaign furniture features mobile elements such as brass handles and casters. Mix in a few pieces to evoke the faraway feel of life on safari.
Tip: Add warmth and vintage allure with woods, leathers, and metals rich in patina.
Accents are an easy and affordable way to add safari style. Travel accessories, like trunks and suitcases, have an adventurous spirit (and can store bedding and pillows at the foot of a bed). Use the captivating subjects in wildlife photography to wake up walls.
Tip: Maintain neutral ground amid all the exotic accents with a sisal rug.