Look to the latest lighting designs to bring some character into your home

From loveable monkeys and elegant flamingos to cute hares, cheeky rats and wide-eyed bunnies, animal-themed lighting is a fun trend you won’t want to miss...

Every home needs its creature comforts – and warm, cosy lighting is definitely one of them. So it's no surprise that the trend for unusual lamps is lighting the way to brightening interiors.

Iconic Lights' Animal Instincts range is full of playful fixtures just waiting to scamper in and add style to the darkest corner. Plus, as they’re available in a choice of colours, including painted pastels, gold and silver metallic effects and dramatic matte black, they’ll fit seamlessly in any room.

Our top picks from the Iconic Lights Animal Instincts range

From funky flamingoes to cheeky monkeys, see our favourite styles below.

1. Lively table lamps

flamingo leg table lamp

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There’s a menagerie of animals that can introduce a quirky touch to your bedside cabinets, side tables or reading nooks. For those who prefer a subtle nod to the trend, you’ll find hide and seek designs, such as the Flamingo Leg Table Lamp (opens in new tab), which coyly has only its legs showing, or the Lepus Ceramic Table Lamp with a hare’s head concealed by the shade.

iconic lights monkey table lamp

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Bolder animal lovers can opt for their favourite furry friend holding an exposed filament bulb, from the quizzical George Monkey Table Lamp (opens in new tab) or daring Raymond Rat Table Lamp (opens in new tab) to the adorable Baby Georgina Monkey Table Lamp (opens in new tab).

Or for those who appreciate a classic approach, the Caribou Antler Table Lamp (opens in new tab) looks stunning as a pair either side of a bed.

2. Wild wall lighting

george monkey wall light

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Layered lighting will make your home feel instantly welcoming, so don’t forget about decorative wall lights, as well as overhead sources and lamps. There’s no need, however, to stick to a simple sconce when you can have the eye-catching George Monkey Wall Light (opens in new tab) instead.

His cheeky grin as he scales a wall while holding an exposed filament bulb will bring a smile to your face every time you walk into a room.

3. Friendly floor lamps

If you're not content with only illuminating your walls, George Monkey can also be found climbing the bamboo-effect stem of a fabulous floor lamp. This striking design is an easy, yet effective way to brighten up a living room, teenage bedroom or study while keeping the mood light.

Alternatively, the George Monkey Floor Lamp (opens in new tab) will make a great talking point when entertaining guests in an eclectic dining area, as well as adding a welcoming glow.

See the whole Animal Instincts collection at Iconiclights.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Which design is your favourite?

Rachel Ogden is a freelance journalist with more than 20 years’ experience of writing, editing and sub-editing. Since 2007, she's worked exclusively in interiors, writing about everything from extending your home to kitchen worktops, flooring, storage and more. She specialises in product reviews, having reviews hundreds of small and large appliances and homeware.