2013 Year of the Snake

In the design world, there are many different things that can influence what your interior space may look like. We are often intrigued by other cultures and often want to bring a little bit of another country into our homes.  Asian cultures have always had an influence on what we do with our interiors, whether it be pagodas,  geometric key patterns, or animals. The current Asian look often influences our design trends.  2013 marks the year of the snake on the Chinese calendar.  This year, the year of the snake, will embrace steady progress and attention to detail, along with focus and discipline.    For many, having this symbol in the home will be a good omen because it will mean that your family will not starve.  Although this is alluding to the productivity of your goals this year and how hard work will pay off, this is a symbol that you will want to hold close to you and your home.

Year of the Snake 2013

So, How do I incorporate the snake symbol into my home?

One of the most common ways to incorporate the year of the snake into your home and still stay trendy is by adding snake skin on one of your items.  This particular look can allow you to bring out your animalistic side as well as create a good fortune for the rest of the household.  Check out some of the looks that you can use to incorporate this style within your home.

Snake Skin Waterfall Bench

Snake Skin Waterfall Bench

 

Upholstered Waterfall Bench can be covered in any material.  Leather, vinyl, or fabric.

Upholstered Waterfall Bench can be covered in any material, leather, vinyl, or fabric.

By adding small accents of snake around your interior, you create a unique look which is not too over-baring but still reflects your interest in the trend.  Remember that using animal prints should be treated as a “onesy” item and not take over the entire room.  Keep this look for a small chair,  an ottoman, or pillows.

X Bench in Snake Skin

X Bench in Snake Skin

Accent Chair in Snake Skin Vinyl

Accent Chair in Snake Skin Vinyl

Antique Velvet Pillow in Snake Skin Fabric

Antique Velvet Pillow in Snake Skin Fabric

If animal prints are not your thing but you want to incorporate the look with a snake, think whimsical.  There are many fun cotton prints that incorporate snakes in their design.  Most of these looks will be bright in color, but occasionally you can find some that have a more subdued look.

Cotton Print with Snakes Incorporated

Cotton Print with Snakes Incorporated

As you can see incorporating the snake design into your home for 2013 is not hard to do at all. Whether you want to go for a sophisticated look with patterned snake velvet or high-end leathers or vinyls or if you prefer to keep your space fun and fancy free there are many options currently available for you to choose from. For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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