Inspire | 15 July 2016

Animal Lover Décor

by Carlisle Homes

Un-tame your bespoke, wild side, with tasteful animal inspiration, always keeping in mind, there is a fine line between trendy and tacky.

Never before has tribal patterned accents, creative creature artworks, animalistic figurines and ornaments been so hot. We explore four ways to un-leash your inner-designer-beast with trends currently taking the interior design world by storm.

Wild and Free

A subtle call to the wild, transforms a living area into a talking point. Sculptures are making a comeback and add conversational edge to your décor. Animal accents are an easy way to incorporate your child like wonder and style into your home. Place a few quirky pieces of driftwood on a table, to add extra dimension. Sculptures are a fabulous decorative novelty and not permanent fixtures so when you tire of a beast, pop it back into its cave or cupboard!

Canterbury Grand Activity as displayed at Minta Estate, Berwick

Animal Logic

Adding animal prints into textiles, bedding or wall art, is a great way of accessorising your home and stamping it with your unique style and to suit your family’s lifestyle. Choose artwork that brings out the colours of your surrounding interiors and contains images that highlight the spirit of your home.

Macan Bedroom as displayed at Elements Estate, Truganina


Good Will Hunting

If you can't quite bring yourself to go down the live, then what about the ‘literally stuffed’ look, faux taxidermy animal ornaments are definitely the way to go. These creature-features can be made from antique bronze, ceramic or paper-mache, and can be sourced from ebay, Etsy or Ikea. They pack the same punch without the hunting story behind it. It's an innovative way of bringing the jungle into your living space and expressing your quirky side as well.

Warwick Activity as displayed at Rathdowne Estate, Wollert

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