Your Decor: Creature Comforts
Add Character to a Space With the Lively Shapes of Animals
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Animal shapes have been used in home decor since the dawn of time. Their shapes can be fun, hot and timeless. I try to add an animal shape to spaces for a touch of life, character and whimsy. They make fabulous conversation starters, too. Take a look at these spaces, and see if they spark an idea for one of your rooms:
This little monkey is hangin' in there on the corner of a floating shelf. Wallpaper animal shapes would also look cute in a niche or fun corner.
Magically, these pictures of animals go from realistic to fun and flirty when reproduced in a pink hue.
You don't need any window coverings or bold color to make this space fun. The iron-finished parade of animals fills the space between the upper and lower windows in a very creative way.
Bold simple animal artwork adds great lines and color and complements the rest of the room.
Large animal sculptures that look relaxed and comforting are great accessories in a room you want to feel at ease in.
How fun to use a friendly faux animal head in a little niche. You will always have an audience.
Moo of this please! A lot more! The cow artwork in a yellow tint feels warm above the fireplace. It increases the coziness of the space.
Wall murals with animals can tell a lovely story or bring back memories of a past pet.
This is 3-D art and a set of functional hooks in one!
Add cute little animal tiles to a backsplash and it will come to life.
This three-dimensional tile backsplash creates a conversation piece.
Create a wall gallery of animal prints.
The size of this artwork works well over the sofa.
This room must be a place to hang out with your best bud. Just look at these horses and you can see that!
Add animal decor as an accent to a focal point wall. The round shelves on the wall were already fun, and these cuties sitting in them make them darling.
Animal bedding can look soft and fresh when only one color is used.
Simple, sweet artwork is the perfect touch for this nursery.
Make a bold statement on your dresser or buffet by spray-painting large animal statues a solid color that pops against the wall.
Add animal shapes to a piece of furniture to make it unique. Use stencils, stickers or just free-hand it.
Mix up animal shapes with shapes from various other categories to make a big bold statement.
Cluster small and large animals together for impact.
This is a very creative artwork piece hanging from clothes pins. It uses animals intermittently as part of the alphabet.
Do you use animal in your home design? How do you use them?
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Ideabook published on May 8, 2011.
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