Although leather is the only type of animal hide that most Americans have seen furniture made from, around the world, furniture, clothing and other miscellaneous items are made from various types of animal hides. Even though many exotic animals are illegal to hunt, poachers have paid no attention to the laws and killed these animals for their hides and body parts.
It is when elephant, gorilla and rhinoceros legs are used as the base for a table, as well as their tusks used for dozens of odd decorations, that some people develop a taste for the exotic. In countries such as South Africa, ostrich skin has become popular for people with wealth
and social status to make lounge suites, ottomans and other types of furniture and accent pieces. As snakeskin becomes increasingly popular, so does the desire to have snakeskin as the furniture medium of choice by these people with a unique taste.
Furniture that is made by using snakeskin usually is very durable, due to its pliable and tough design by nature, and is waterproof for the same reasons. If you are looking for animal-friendly options, embossed vinyl can give you an equally stylish variation on the look.
Snakeskin prints are a great way to subtly incorporate the look into a room to give it the special and exotic look. Many of the natural markings and colorings of the snake will blend into virtually any type of décor but is probably most fitting in a more rustic style of decorating.
If you’re not quite bold enough to wear a snakeskin print, incorporating snakeskin style fabrics into your décor can be a fun way to take part in the trend. Snakeskin fabrics come in all variations, from those traditionally seen in nature to fun metallics and othercolors and finishes that are certain to add a touch of personality to your home.