My favourite rule to break is the one that states that a room should have no more than one animal print. The fear is that with two or more animal prints a room may veer into tacky safari territory and while this is a valid fear, if one is careful, two or more animal prints can be pulled off with great success.
In fact I'd like to make a step forward and create a new rule, for myself at least. Every room should have an animal print, even a small touch. Look at this bedroom designed by Miles Redd. Dare I say the cheetah carpet takes the room from overly traditional to fun and sexy?
And here are a few more homes that make ample use of natures greatest patterns…