Design File: 51 Animal-Motif Wallpapers for the Daring Decorator

Design File: 51 Animal-Motif Wallpapers for the Daring Decorator

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Arlyn Hernandez
Jun 2, 2016

Don’t let anyone tell you that animal wallpaper is reserved solely for nurseries and kids’ rooms. That is a bold-faced lie. A home, no matter how permanent or temporary, should be filled with design details that make you day dream, smile and maybe even chuckle, because, why not? For both the child and the child-at-heart, we rounded up some light-hearted spaces to peruse, as well as a whopping 51 of our favorite fauna finds.

Sure, some of these are a little off-beat, and maybe not for everyone, but your home isn’t for everyone, either, now is it? Our 51 picks run the animal-kingdom gamut, from feathered-friends to purrrfect pets. Nothing says “I’m a risk-taker” like blow fish wallpaper in your guest bedroom, and we’re all about those statement-making chances. If you’re a wallpaper neophyte and want to start in small doses, try papering a powder room, closet or behind bookshelves. Or go full-throttle by covering your foyer top-to-bottom (ceilings included!). Whichever dosage you chose, your home is sure to be a conversation piece.

Birds of a Feather (and other things that fly)

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Above: First Row: Birds of a Paradigm / $185 a roll from Cavern. Migration / $155 a roll from Cavern. Birds and Cages / $17 a roll from Graham & Brown. Second Row: Day Dream / $165 a roll from Hygge & West. Tropical Birds / $150 a roll from Cole & Son. Pajarito / $140 a roll from Hygge & West. Third Row: Cockatoos / $350 a roll from Signature Prints. Arini / Price Upon Request from Osborne & Little. Garden Birds / $120 a roll from Louise Body. Fourth Row: Indi / Price Upon Request from Trove. Swan Lake / Price Upon Request from Osborne & Little. Flamingos / $176 a roll from Cole & Son.

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Above: First Row: Crane / Price Upon Request from Katie Ridder. Laguna / Price Upon Request from Osborne & Little. Pink Otomi / $188 a double roll from Katie Kime. Second Row: Bird Song / Price Upon Request from Osborne & Little. Butterfly House / $226 per roll from Osborne & Little. Flutterby Pearl / $72.30 a roll from Graham & Brown. Third Row: Dragonfly Dance / Price Upon Request from Osborne & Little. The Froghopper’s Reflection / $170 a roll from Wilful Ink. Marseille: Marrakech / $180 a roll from Grow House Grow. Fourth Row: Bees Knees / $188 a double roll from Katie Kime. Buggie / $98 a yard from Abnormals Anonymous.

Roam Around Freely

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Above: First Row: Animal House / $98 a yard from Abnormals Anonymous. Wild Thing / $35 for 2’x4’ panel from Chasing Paper. Spot / $98 a yard from Abnormals Anonymous. Second Row: Leo Beige Safari Animals / $68 a roll from Brewster Wallcovering. Zee / $170 a roll from Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek. Serengeti / $165 a roll from Hygge & West. Third Row: Spenserian Beasts / Price Upon Request from Studio Printworks. Versailles Grand / Price Upon Request from Cole & Son.
Burma – Siberia / $50 for 27” x 40” sheet from Flat Vernacular.

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Above: First Row: Ophelia Turquoise Elephant / $139.98 a roll from Brewster Wallcovering. Panda / $165 a roll from Aimée Wilder. Amazonia / $370 a roll from Witch & Watchman. Second Row: Wild / $35 for 2’x 4’ panel from Chasing Paper. Hops / $155 a roll from Cavern. Shadowcat / $165 a roll from Aimée Wilder. Third Row: Spot! / Price Upon Request from Studio Printworks. Best in Show / $464 from Osborne & Little.

Just Keep Swimming

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Above: First Row: Crab / Price Upon Request from Katie Ridder. Abnormals Anonymous. Abnormals Anonymous. Second Row: Melville / $178 a roll from Cole & Son. Whales / $165 a roll from Aimée Wilder. Swimming in the Sea / $125 a roll from Yukari Sweeney Design. Third Row: Fornasetti Acquario / $296 a roll from Cole & Son. Mr. Blow / $98 a roll from Abnormals Anonymous. Ernest / $146 a roll from Abnormals Anonymous. Fourth Row: Derwent / $180 a roll from Osborne & Little. Turtle Bay / Price Upon Request from Katie Ridder.

What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts on where you’d try some of these selections in your home!

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