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.

kitchen with white wall and cow head on it

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Richard Powers)

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.

wall art with cat foil sticker

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

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

blue wall with clock and white vanity with birds sticker

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Brittain)

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.

room with large butterfly sticker and patterned wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

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?

pink wall with reindeer head on it

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

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.

hallway with white wall and stairs with painted balusters

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

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.

yellow wall with black butterfly stickers and photo frame clock

(Image credit: Future PLC/Claire Davies)

7. Chalk up

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.


Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.