Interior Trend: Animals

September 9, 2011

Although I believe that a home should be designed and decorated to the occupant’s taste, with their personality being reflected within the interior, I still follow the latest trends within interior design as they can provide a lot of inspiration and a basis to work around for a project.

Lately I have noticed that a lot of home stores are following the continuing trend of animals in interior design products. It is not just animal prints but now animal shaped items are moving into trend, with stores creating all sorts of strange, exciting and quirky pieces for the home. This trend is an attachment to the latest look for homes that should continue into 2012 – Neo Victorian style. In the Victorian era there was an interest with the natural world and people brought the outside world into their homes through displaying items such as stags heads and creatures. This historic influence has now been interpreted into contemporary interior design.

The finds below are not only fun but are unusual pieces to provide an individual finishing touch to your home.

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2. These dog shaped cushions are an ideal accessory for any animal lover. Something I love is handmade products and these cushions are handmade in Britain and the print is a hand drawn illustration screen printed onto fabric. These cute cushions are available in different colours and breed of dog such as Scottie, West Highland Terrier and Basset Hound. Available from Quietly Eccentric on notonthehighstreet.com for £26.25.

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4. These door stops are becoming a design classic. Handmade and available in a range of designs from the Union Jack to Tickling Stripe, each one of these cute door stops would suit a different home décor. Available from Ella James on notonthehighstreet.com for £24.

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6. Something for the children’s bedroom or play room. These owl cushions with an embroidered design and cute pom pom trim provide a bright and bold alternative to the usual children prints available on the market. Available from Graham & Green for £35 each.

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8. One of the more quirky finds is these animal lights. They do have a required taste but would look great in a home with an eclectic style and décor.

Products Via:

1. Dwell: www.dwell.co.uk 

2. www.notonthehighstreet.com/quietlyeccentric

3. Marks and Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

4. www.notonthehighstreet.com/ellajames

5. Jonathan Adler: www.heals.co.uk

6. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/owl-cushions

7. Ivory Pearl: www.ivorypearlinteriors.com

8. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/abigail-ahern-animal-lamps

 

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