Before you decide that animal-inspired decor isn’t for you, we’re not talking about dolphin-themed bathrooms, safari-styled living rooms, or a display case filled with ceramic elephants – no, animal accents can be far more varied, and subtle, than that. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Mount a few animal skulls on your wall – done right it will look less hunting lodge and more edgy modern interior.
If you don’t like the idea of real, or real-looking, animal skulls, then paint them to create a more abstract appearance – and to help them blend in with the rest of your decor.
Cowhide rugs offer a great way of introducing new textures into a space. They set a room apart in the way a wool rug simply can’t.
Give your home an exotic feel by decorating with animal prints. They’re a bold choice, yes, but it’s up to you how far you go with it. Add one or two animal print throw pillows…
…Or try something truly adventurous by papering an entire room with the animal print wallpaper of your choice. From textiles, to furniture, to walls, animal prints can be used in a number of ways in your home.
These animal drawer knobs offer an unexpected way to add an animal-theme to your home. They’re quirky, and will turn around even the plainest of furniture.
Animal motifs can be introduced to a space in a variety of ways – on textiles, wallpaper, furniture, accessories, even artwork.
In fact art is a wonderfully simple way to add animal accents to a room, and there are an almost limitless number of subjects and artistic styles to choose from – opt for a painting, picture, or something far more abstract.