Using suitable patterns and fabrics is one of the popular African living room ideas. Usually, you can see animal prints on fabrics such as zebra, giraffe or guepard.
Also, you may see tribal patterns realized in luxury shades such as black, golden, red, white and orange.
In modern African home design, you can see a smart combination of animal and tribal decor. For instance, if you will decorate the entire room in zebra stripes, it will look bad and inappropriate.
It would be best to use a few design ideas and place fabrics in different parts of the space to make a nice and trendy look.