Hisssss: Get Wrapped Up in the Year of the Snake
Throw your home some welcome curves with sinuous forms and reptilian patterns on all kinds of home decor
Chinese superstition apparently says that a snake in the house is good luck. And since February 10, 2013, marks the beginning of the Chinese zodiac's Year of the Snake, why not embrace the scaly reptile with home decor? After all, bendy, curvy and slithering forms create a sexy and fluid design aesthetic. Lucky you!
Twist, bend, stretch, dangle — the shape is a no-brainer for cool lighting designs.
Drape this color-happy pillow around your neck for comfy, nonconstricting support.
I could see these Italian handmade acrylic bookends, which depict a brown snake with a rhinestone eye, propping up the complete Harry Potter series.
Forget what animal year you're in? Not anymore with these cool Chinese zodiac placemats in a washable fabric.
Children's rooms shouldn't be spared a little snake oil, either. This playful space proves there's nothing scary about embracing serpents.
This quirky kids' snake table comes in various bright colors.
Complete any kids' space with this Michael Miller fabric, which features graphic garden snakes and other creatures.
A snake's natural habitat is the outdoors, so it's no surprise that garden design benefits from a curvaceous form. A play on the venomous copperhead snake, this sleek foot-high copper sculpture is great for gardens and backyards.
Meanwhile, this cobra-shaped light adds sneaky sophistication to any walkway lighting scheme.
Snakeskin has a natural geometric pattern to it, making it perfect for throw blankets and other textiles.
For the uber snakeskin lover, this faux material can be used for upholstery and even to cover entire walls.
Or create a scaly backsplash with these resin tiles.
Reminiscent of the popular early mobile snake game, this design-minded towel rack can make any bathroom glamorous.
This custom-designed faucet in a master bath makes an anaconda-size design statement.
Couple this mirror, which recalls two snakes kissing, with the towel rack and faucet above and you've got one trendy snake-themed bathroom.
Snake plants, seen here in this home entryway, are versatile indoor plants known to improve air quality.
Ideabook updated on Feb. 10, 2013.
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