10 Unusual Ways Homeowners Have Used Dog Motifs in Their Homes
Love dogs but not in a position to own a real one? Try the next best thing and give your home the bow-wow factor with doggy accessories
You may not allow a real dog to sit on the sofa, but this striking 2D version won’t shed any hair or chew the other cushions.
While a larger room may need a more subtle dog-decoration approach, you can always go a little wild with your cloakroom or bathroom and create a dynamic theme for this small space.
Here, the homeowners have left no doubt as to where their obsession lies. The black and white colour scheme with just a splash of yellow makes for a bold impact.
This homeowner has injected some personality and warmth into their hallway space with a quirky dog lamp perched on a small table.
The mixture of diffused light and quirky lamp base bring a pleasing glow to the room.
Wall shelving is wonderful for displaying items you love – but even more effective if the shelves themselves are fashioned into a favourite image. This Labrador outline creates a striking frame for a toy collection.
Probably the last place you’d expect to find a dog motif is across the back of an armchair, which makes the impact even more striking in this living room. Not for the faint-hearted, this design choice is one for true canine fans.
Gallery-style white walls provide a perfect backdrop for a pop art-inspired pooch full of character. The perspective on this image exploits the enormous ears to full comedic effect and its prominent position in the room leaves no doubt that the homeowner is Team Dog.
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Don’t be shy with your dog obsession. If you tend to aim for a little variety and humour in your interiors, there are plenty of opportunities to introduce a few quirky figures into the mix.
Indeed, some might say that no interior can be considered truly eclectic without a family of greyhounds to prop up the table – not to mention a bust of a boxer in military attire…
A larger-than-life oil painting will always add a touch of dramatic stateliness to a room. When the subject of the portrait is a noble hound rather than an illustrious ancestor, it can’t help but prompt a smile. Don’t be afraid to introduce quirky pieces with your art choices.
Why not consider commissioning a lovely piece of doggy art for your garden? This eye-catching straw finial just goes to show that you don’t have to restrict doggy design to your interiors.
For the rest of us without a beautiful thatched roof, there are plenty of other natural materials that can be shaped into any figure you like. For instance, you could try the on-trend crafts of willow-weaving or tree-sculpting.
Have you introduced dog-themed designs into your interiors? We’d love to see how – leave a photo in the Comments below.