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Roaring Trends: Animals & Birds in Wallpaper Design and Decor

Posted by Haidee Kramer on
Roaring Trends: Animals & Birds in Wallpaper Design and Decor


In the realm of interior design, one trend has been steadily making its mark in homes around the world: animals and birds in wallpaper design and decor. From majestic murals featuring larger-than-life creatures to adorable motifs adorning children's rooms, and from exotic animal prints for sophisticated spaces to subtle nods with animal skin prints, the presence of fauna is undeniable in contemporary interior aesthetics.

Let's explore where to best incorporate these designs, current trends, and some tips for seamlessly integrating animals into your home decor.


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Where to Use Animal & Bird Wallpaper

  1. Feature Walls: Transform a plain wall into a captivating focal point by covering it with a striking animal mural or an eye-catching animal print wallpaper.
  2. Children's Rooms: Create a whimsical and playful atmosphere in kids' rooms with wallpaper featuring cute animals, cartoon characters, or safari themes. These designs can foster imagination and creativity while adding a touch of fun to the space.
  3. Living Spaces: Incorporate subtle animal prints or botanical patterns inspired by wildlife into living rooms or lounges for a sophisticated yet adventurous ambiance.
  4. Bedrooms: Infuse bedrooms with tranquillity and nature-inspired vibes by opting for wallpapers depicting serene landscapes with animals and birds.
  5. Guest Loos: Make a statement in small spaces like guest loos or bathrooms with bold animal prints or quirky animal-themed wallpapers for a touch of personality.


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Current Trends in Animal Wallpaper Design

  1. Botanical and Animal Hybrids: Designs that merge botanical elements with animal motifs are gaining popularity, offering a unique blend of nature-inspired aesthetics.
  2. Subtle Animal Prints: Subtle and understated animal prints in neutral tones are trending, adding texture and visual interest to contemporary interiors without overwhelming the space.
  3. Exotic Animal Patterns: If animals are too much for you, look to animal skin wallpapers, and bring some whimsy and style to spaces.
  4. Vintage and Retro Inspired: Nostalgic designs featuring vintage illustrations of animals are experiencing a resurgence, appealing to those who appreciate a touch of retro charm in their decor.
  5. Wall Murals: The rise of wall murals allows homeowners to energize their space with large images or illustrations of animals creating a magical atmosphere in a room.


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Tips for Including Animals in Home Decor

  1. Balance is Key: When incorporating animal prints or motifs, aim for balance by pairing them with neutral tones and minimalistic decor to prevent the space from feeling overwhelming.
  2. Mix and Match: On the opposite side of the spectrum, experiment with mixing different animal prints or combining them with other patterns and textures for a dynamic and eclectic look.
  3. Consider the Space: Tailor your choice of animal wallpaper to the specific room and its function. Opt for playful designs in children's rooms and more subtle motifs in formal living areas.
  4. Accessorize Thoughtfully: Complement animal-themed wallpapers with decor accents like scatter cushions, rugs, or artwork featuring complementary patterns and colours to tie the room together.
  5. Quality Matters: Invest in high-quality wallpaper and professional installation to ensure longevity and a flawless finish for your animal-inspired decor.


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In conclusion, animal-themed wallpapers offer a versatile and captivating way to infuse personality and style into your home decor. Whether you prefer bold and exotic prints or subtle and whimsical motifs, there's a design to suit every taste and space. By carefully selecting and incorporating animal wallpapers, you can create a space that is both visually stunning and uniquely reflective of your personal aesthetic.

If you need assistance navigating this look, pop into our showroom in Kramerville, Johannesburg for some expert advice on all things wallpaper, or browse our animal wallpapers online.


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