Take a walk on the wild side with these 7 great ideas for animal-inspired wall art

When it comes to making a house feel like a home, there’s no easier way to express your personality than with a little decoration on the walls

There is something so quirky and light-hearted about animal-inspired décor that we just love. Heed your animal instincts and avoid beastly banality by incorporating the rawness of animal wall art into your decorating scheme.

1. Moo dares wins

A white wall is the ideal blank
canvas for a playful piece of 3-D wall art. A quirky creation, like this
papier-mâché cow head, injects a real sense of fun into a kitchen.

2. Curious kitty

An ‘action’ sticker, like this sleek
silver cat slinking along the fireplace, adds instant vitality to a
living room. The blue paint highlights the shimmering effect of the
sticker. We love how the cat appears to be interacting with its
surroundings.

3. Birds of a feather

Our feathered friends can make a
wonderful addition to any décor. As much as we’d love own our very own
little flappy bird, we’ll happily settle for a row of birds perched on a
branch. Use a maximum of two or three colours in your room for a
cohesive look that doesn’t distract away from the magnificent wall art.
This particular design is the Love Birds, £40, from Ferm Living.

4. Larger than life

Wall art should be fun, so be as bold and daring as you like when using this trend in your home. A hallway
is the perfect place to experiment with colour, pattern and texture,
and nothing changes the mood of a room faster than the addition of some
really bold, statement artwork. Would you dare?

5. Rein it in (out)

Try using this trend in the garden.
Yes, really! A closely clipped piece of topiary will add a dash of
sculptural sophistication to any outdoor scheme. Place it against a wall
of colour to really bring the piece to life.

6. Wild at heart

The tree-shaped wall stickers
invoke a sense of fun, while the painted balusters add a shot of lush
colour to an otherwise minimal backdrop. Complete the look with a wooden
animal of your choosing to set the scene.

7. Chalk up

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Chalkboard wall stickers are a great
addition to a busy home. They’re perfect for writing to-do lists or
reminders and add a decorative touch, too. They also work brilliantly in
children’s rooms and come in a wide range of shapes and colours. Set them against a plain wall to make the stickers stand out.

Will you be introducing wall art into your home? Tell us how.

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