10 Ways to Show Your Love of Dogs Through Your Decor

published Mar 23, 2019
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National Puppy Day is March 23, and there’s no love quite like puppy love. Meant to inspire adoption, Saturday is the perfect day to pick up a pup and give it a new forever home. But even if your life doesn’t call for a new canine friend just now, or you already have a small wolf pack of your own, there are plenty of ways to channel your love for dogs into home decor.

Don’t worry, there will be no dogs playing poker here! Modern house decor has veered away from old timey paintings, and has brought us a series of tchotchkes, posters, and furniture that’s all about your favorite breed. From figurine paperweights, to cocktail serving trays, to dog-shaped lamps that you won’t be able to find in a garage sale, there are plenty of non-kitschy items that bring your furry friends into interior decorating. Check out some picks below.

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After Jeffrey Koons made his iconic balloon dog sculpture in the ’90s, these metallic pups have become a stylish decorative accent. Pop the art-inspired figurine on top of a stack of coffee table books, put it next to a set of vases on your TV sideboard, or work it into your living room shelving. It comes in a series of different colors to choose from, so the pop art staple will work in just about every home.

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Text is a fun way to break up a full gallery wall, and this particular print will show how much you love your pup. Choose a print that specifically talks about your pet’s breed, and be reminded each day why your pal is so special.

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3. Bulldog Poster, from $24

Display your pet or favorite dog in art form with the help of this peekaboo print. Add it into a gallery wall or prop it on top of a sideboard, and watch as the watercolor abstract adds a touch of fun to the room. Handmade via the Etsy seller RomaLena, you can find your dog’s type in the existing selection of prints or ask for a custom order to be made.

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Display your plants on the windowsill in an unexpected way with the help of this ceramic dog planter. Your sprouts will flower from his back, adding a little bit of quirkiness to the room.

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5. Key Dog, $150

This good boy has fetched your keys, helping you get out of the house on time. This particular piece is made by Eleonor Bostrom, a Swedish ceramic artist who focuses on sculptures with function. In her shop, you can find a bevy of other dog themed sculptures, from doggo tea pots to matchstick dogs that help you light candles.

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Channel 101 Dalmatians and incorporate some Dalmatian spots into your decor. This serving tray would look great on a coffee table, or taking up rent on a bar cart.

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Banish those blank walls and decorate your space with some dog-themed posters. Stick this one in a thick frame to really make it pop against your walls. If this particular print doesn’t quite match your aesthetic, Society6 has hundreds of other dog-themed posters at budget-friendly price points. One will probably pique your tastes.

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If your home decor is more minimalist in nature, a poster like this one could work well with your space. Depicting an owner and their dog on a beach, it captures one of the best moments you can have with your pupper.

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9. Dog Lamp, $156

This cheeky, mid-century inspired design takes the concept of a terrier with a cone over its head, and turns it into an oak table lamp. You can choose between a red or white lamp shade.

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10. Dog Lamp, $172

If you like your decor to be more out of the box, then this table lamp is right up your alley. It takes the shape of a playing puppy, without actually being a dog. Made by the indie shop Luminose, the store has a bevy of different dog poses and colors if this one doesn’t quite fit your aesthetic.