The use of an animal motif in the home is not a new concept. However, it is one that has held up over time. Many of our clients either have a favorite animal they like to collect, or may have grown up on a farm and love the motif of horses and cows. They may be decorating in a tribal style and therefore find great use in our giraffe and zebra accents. Styling your home with this particular motif can come in the form of small accents, wall art, animal prints on rugs or pillows or even from pieces that were once used with an animal like our vintage stirrups!
Where Exactly Would I Place an Animal Themed Accent Piece?
The concept of animal motifs in design is so versatile that you can make an accent piece work almost anywhere in the home. Your bathroom may be a good spot for an attractive vase and one of our wooden horses or elephants from Thailand. Your entry table could remain Contemporary with one of our metal burros or cows. Maybe you are looking for a large art piece and an animal motif could be brought in with our Bison Photograph on aluminum or one of our Wild Mustang Photographs on canvas. There really is no wrong way to bring animals into your home design, and depending on where they are placed, the idea can remain very subtle.
How Can I Make My Animal Motif Very Subtle?
While there is no wrong way to design with an animal motif, there can be a point where you perhaps feel you have too many different animals or you are realizing you’ve carried this motif into almost every room of your home. Our suggestion here would be to really decide where this concept makes the most sense for you. Also, to narrow your motif down to a few animals you love or even a few colors or finishes that work best in your space! For example; if your accent color is blue you could style your entry table with a hand-painted blue elephant and then style your bedroom dresser with a hand-painted blue horse. If you are after more of a contemporary look, you could style your kitchen island with a bronze metal burro and one of your niches with a brass metal horse sculpture. By choosing just a couple of focus items and ensuring they complement one another, you can create more of a subtle motif in your design.
What Design Styles Work Best With the Animal Motif?
Whether or not the animal motif will work in your home is something that will likely take a hands on attempt to know for sure. However, we can confidently say that this particular concept can work with almost any design style. Be it, Contemporary, Rustic, Tribal, Organic, Southwestern or even Modern Farmhouse; there is a way to make the animal motif work for you!
One design motif that has held up over time and will likely continue to for years is the use of animals in design. The use of an animal motif in the home is not a new concept. Many of our clients have a favorite animal or one they have already been collecting for years. Many have grown up on farms or in foreign countries and love the motif of an animal they grew up around as a child. Styling your home with an animal motif can come in the form of small accents, animal prints on rugs or pillows or even from pieces that were once used with an animal. No matter your design style or preference, check out some of CeTerra’s animal themed pieces here. We guarantee you’ll find something you love!