More often than not when I’m gushing over wonderful home accessories, it because the design features an animal motif. It appears that I keep a large, vacant soft spot for all things animal related, from real life bouncy puppies to lamps shaped like monkeys, I just can’t seem to get enough! In honour of our furry friends, I’ve picked out some of my absolute favourite animal themed home accessories that are not only full of style and character but are also perfect for indulging your inner animal-loving self.
‘Bear Salt and Pepper Pots’ from Graham and Green
These ceramic, bear shaped salt and pepper shakers are simply adorable! They’re a modern play on the ceramic figurines you might find at your grandmother’s house, without the dated and twee style. Instead they are full of fun and can be worked into any style.
When you combine the world of interior design with the animal kingdom is the outcome is always going to be a fun, playful one. So if you want your sense of humour to transcend to your interiors an animal scheme is always going to be an exciting way to do so. These planters from Anthropologie are wonderful! Coming in either a chicken or hedgehog design they’d fit perfectly into an English country style home, and would decorate a window sill nicely.
‘Charming Critter Planter’ from Anthropologie
If you’re taste leans more to the exotic side, then these teapots are sure to take your fancy, I am particularly smitten with the camel design. You can whip them out for special occasions, and use them as ornamentation for the rest of the time.
‘Bling Teapots’ from Graham and Green
Continuing with the glamorous side of things, Jonathan Adler, who will forever do sophisticated chic how it’s meant to be done, has created a beautiful range of safari animal coasters. With an Elephant, Tiger, Zebra and Giraffe with a gold lustre background to tie them all together, these coasters are a great way to add a spot of luxury to your table.
‘Animalia Coasters’ from Jonathan Adler
If you’re into the no muss, no fuss interior style but are still looking for that animal chic look, there are loads of ways to include animal motifs into your home whilst avoiding a wild zebra or leopard print! This beaded bee cushion from Sweetpea & Willow is a simple way to add a little intrigue to a room.
‘Beaded Bee Cushion’ from Sweetpea & Willow
If subtly isn’t your thing at all, and your more into showing off your wild side and style, then the world of animal interiors is your playground. These monkey lamps from Graham & Green are just amazing, full of style, character and originality. Try it on for size with just one, or go all out with a group all in a different stances, they’ll be a non-stop talking point and will always put a smile on your face.
‘Monkey Lamps’ from Graham and Green
For another original lamp design, House of Hackney have a whole selection of animal style lamps, but my personal favourite is this stacked, porcelain Tortoise lamp. It’s fun, quirky and will help create an individual look to an interior.
‘Stacked Porcelain Tortoise Lampstand’ from House of Hackney
If you’re looking for something extra quirky, with a hint of the avant-garde, Rockett St George stocks a wonderfully wacky collection of surreal animal trays from Ibride. Whether you use them for either decorative or functional means, they’ll be sure to make a statement!
‘Ibride Animal Tray’ from Rockett St George
From English countryside to minimal chic, there are hundreds of home accessories that will show of not only your animal loving tendencies, but your style too!