Why wouldn’t you want a hot pink flamingo hanging out in your living room everyday? I can’t think of a good reason not to have one. Isn’t this guy magnificent? Maybe it’s not the typical choice to hang in a historic 1940’s home…
I don’t care; he’s perfect.
I’d like to name him, but I’m afraid that might be a little crazy. If I can think of a good name, I still might.
This print has actually been sitting in my attic for over a year. I purchased it for a gallery wall in my dining room that never happened. (That whole room has been on hold for two years. Maybe that’s a good thing because I’ve changed my plans about 5 times so far.) Instead of waiting for the room that will probably be put off a while more, I decided to try it out in my formal living room. He’s going to be here a while. I moved the longhorn print I had on my mantel into the office…I figure one piece of animal artwork is the max before it starts feeling a little too National Geographic.
Animal artwork has been around forever. (Literally. I mean what else adorned the cave walls?) Lately, I’ve seen so many great pieces that feel either whimsical or sophisticated.
There are gorgeous animal prints, photographs, and mixed media work available on sites like ImageKind, Society 6, and Etsy. Using animals in art is a great way to bring life and something unexpected to your walls. The choice of animal can work within the style of your home. Exotic animals help bring a global feel. Birds are used a lot in of traditional decor. Horses can either feel rustic or completely modern depending on the composition. Here are a few of my favorites from around the web.