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

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  • 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

    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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