By our resident blogger: fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor Charlie Bell
Take a walk on the wild sideAnimal print has long been a favourite in the fashion world but it can also make a stunning addition to your interiors too. From our favourite loveable schnauzers to the more exotic zebra, animal-inspired interiors are an easy way to add character and glamour to your home and we have heaps of products at Myles from Home to get you started.
Planters and vases are a great way to incorporate some animal accessories to a room, especially if you’re looking to tap into the tropical interior trend too. With that in mind, our bestselling Ceramic Pink Flamingo Head Vase (Large), £34 is guaranteed to add some flamboyance to a shelving unit or coffee table. Nothing screams glamour more than a pink flamingo and this vase will look even more striking with a bunch of bird of paradise blooms displayed. If flamingos aren’t your thing, then we also have a Ceramic Giraffe Vase, £80 and a Ceramic Zebra Vase, £80. Even if you don’t have flowers, these statement-makers make unique ornaments that are designed to be displayed on their own too. Say goodbye to shoving your vases in a cupboard when they’re empty!
If you’re after something more homegrown for a country vibe, then you can’t beat a dog themed accessory to give your house that homely feel. After all, nothing makes you feel more at home than your pooch. We can certainly vouch for that! We have the fantastic Ceramic Dalmatian Head Wall Sconce Vase, £25 and Ceramic Dachshund Head Wall Sconce Vase, £24. Perfect if you’re short on table space as they hang neatly on the wall. We’d recommend displaying one of our ornamental faux plants inside. Long-lasting and low-maintenance, they have maximum impact with minimal effort.
These lamps may not grant you three wishes but they will bring a smile to your face and add some interest to a room. Lighting doesn’t have to be just functional: an extravagant statement lamp can make a great focal point, guaranteed to get guests talking. Think of a lamp as a piece of art - they can have personality, character and in this case something curious and unexpected. Our new Antiqued Brass Armadillo Lamp with Black Velvet Shade, £140 is quirky, bold and like nothing else we’ve seen. Made of aluminium, he is a weighty piece, with an antique aesthetic. The black velvet lampshade with matt gold satin lining adds a touch of luxe, making it a really dazzling piece. We also have an Antiqued Silver Goose Table Lamp, £94 and an Antiqued Silver Flamingo Leg Table Lamp, £80, which are equally original and would look fabulous on a sideboard, table or desk. Team with our Terracotta Jungle Velvet Cushion, £72, for an opulent jungle-themed look.
Lamps aren’t the only accessory that add light to the room. Candles help to set the ambience and can also make striking centrepieces. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know schnauzers hold a very special place in our hearts so we couldn’t resist this Antiqued Brass Schnauzer Candle Holder, £34. It’s a real timeless piece that is a must for any dog-lover. For a more contemporary vibe, we also have this Black Aluminium Dachshund Candle Holder, £28 which has more of an abstract design. Finally, if you’re running with a jungle theme this Leopard Candle Holder, £23 will add a fierce touch to your dining table and this Sitting Monkey Candle Holder, £23 is delightfully cheeky. Finish with our Brass Bowl on a Monkey, £45 – ideal for serving monkey nuts or as a bold centrepiece.
Introducing animal accessories to your home is really easy, whether you want to go bold with a lamp or you want something small and subtle for a playful touch. Don’t be afraid to mix different patterns and ornaments for an eclectic look. Animal prints look great clashed with florals for a colourful tropical vibe – just make sure the colours match. When in doubt, monochrome goes with everything so opt for zebra prints and accessories against pops of colour such as pink and green.
For a nod towards the animal kingdom, try adding a wall hanging or hook. Practical and stylish, they look great in a hallway or to add some interest to a plain wall. We have the really wild Lion Safari Hook, £12, Tiger Safari Hook, £12 and Brass Peacock Hook, £16. The Peacock hook is a beautiful item in its own right – almost too good to hang a coat on it! We also have these enchanting wall hangings - Eko Mini Elephant Head, £23 and Eko Mini Moose Head, £20. They look great on their own or displayed together as a bold piece of wall art, adding texture and charm to the room. For something more traditional, we also have these Duck-egg Blue Swallow Wall Hangings (Set of 3), £12. Also available in white, they are beautiful and calming and would look lovely on a kitchen wall.
As you can probably tell, we’re a little bit obsessed with the animal kingdom here at Myles from Home and we can’t resist adding more furry friends to our collection. We hope you have found something you like and as always we love seeing your snaps of our pieces in your home so please tag us on Instagram @mylesfromhome_uk