7 ways to introduce animals into your country home...

If you're an animal lover at heart, check out these schemes inspired by our furry friends...

If you're an animal lover but aren't keen on bold prints in the home, these ideas are a great way of including our furry friends in the subtlest of ways...read on and be inspired by these great solutions!

Hallway Hounds
Create an animal-friendly hallway such as this one by using fun, printed wallpaper on the lower section of the wall. Accessories complete this look, all in matching neutral tones keeping in sync with the surrounding space.

dog hallway

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Curtain Tweeter
This beautiful print is ideal for a country cottage back door. The material is letting lots of light through, emphasising the bright pattern and adding a touch of colour to this neutral scheme.

Curtain tweeter

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Shelf Life
Dare to be different by using an alternative method of shelving; an animal head! This quirky design would look perfect anywhere in the home, a place to store your books or trinkets, go wild...

shelf life

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Simple Stripes
If the thought of upholstered animal print is slightly overwhelming, take a look at this stunning chair in a subtle zebra stripe. The wooden legs and floorboards add to the natural feel of this room and brings the outdoors in.

chair with wooden flooring

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Country Charm
This country kitchen is shrouded in natural textures, creating a really rustic vibe. From the plates to the tea towels, egg basket to sugar bowl, this space is an animal lover's haven!

kitchen with plates and cabinets

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Sleep Softly
A bed piled high with cushions in never a bad thing, and this gorgeous sheep print cushion is no exception! The furry exterior would make a cosy addition to any bedroom, especially matched with bright colours to create a striking contrast.

bedroom with side table and cushions

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Memo Board
An eye-catching noticeboard is a great way of keeping tabs on your errands, and this outline of a cow is a fun, unique way of helping you to keep on top of things. You'll never forget the milk again!

memo board

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.