8 ways to go wild at home

animalistic design inspirations to help you bring a few four legged friends home.

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by Lidia Ryan

We all have a wild side, and there’s no better way to let it out than to actually let it in – into your home that is. Check out some of our favorite animal-inspired designs from around the web along with decorative statement pieces to help you achieve each look.

Back in 2013, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi put their California horse ranch on the market for over $10 million.  Featured in Elle Décor, the house certainly looked like 10 million bucks. Horse lovers can get the look of this chic, rustic room.

Flamingos are huge in décor right now, but bold pink flamingo wallpaper can be tough to pull off. Your bathroom is the perfect place for this statement wall art that will transport you to the tropics every time you relax in the tub.

Another option for bringing the tropics into your home is with Palm Springs-esque banana leaf wallpaper. Nicky Hilton used pink accents in her Beverly Hills dining room to brighten up the dark green walls. You can take the theme a step further by using pink flamingos instead of pink chairs to add a fun pop of color.

The Jane hotel in Manhattan is worth a visit for its history – it was the hotel Titanic survivors stayed at when they arrived to New York – and for the eclectic décor. The hotel remains stuck in that luxurious Titanic era when the western world was fascinated by the Far East and India. The ballroom channels this with rich fabrics and colors and, of course, exotic animals.

Bring the Serengeti into your sitting room. Achieve an elegant safari-inspired look by introducing some wild animal accents to a room with a white and cream palate.

We’re over the leather recliner and video games kind of man cave; create a sophisticated and masculine room with these woodsman-inspired pieces.

The Nordic and Scandinavian aesthetic can be described as clean, sleek, modern and bright. Perfect in modern, loft-style apartments, these trendy animal friends will bring personality to a minimalist room.

Lull your little one to sleep in a forest of cuddly animals. These whimsical accents will inspire your baby’s imagination and keep him or her company.