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One of the most important rules in design is to ensure that your space showcases some personality. Animal themed decor is one way to inject a bit of playfulness into any room.  Here are seven ways to display your appreciation of the animal kingdom as well as your fabulous sense of style.

1. Artwork – Fido just got a facelift… and so did your space! The colors in this dog portrait are so vibrant and hip, your room will get an instant dose of personality. {poshtots}

2. Tabletop Accessories – Gold accessories are all the rage, and I’m loving love the gold bird detail on these plates.  The color palette is elegant and contemporary while the birds infuse a bit of whimsy. {laylagrayce}

3. Accent Pillows: How lovely is this peacock pillow? This piece is so versatile it fits with nearly any design style, from traditional to contemporary to rustic. {wellappointedhouse}

4. Wall Decor – What do you get when you mix disco and taxidermy… this bedazzled work of art!  While it’s not the most traditional piece, it’s a fabulous option if your husband insists on mounting a stag’s head in your house 🙂 {zincdoor}

5. Decorative Accessories – This little guy would fit in with any modern decor and is absolutely adorable. For once it’s totally appropriate to discuss the elephant in the room. {allmodern}

6. Wallpaper – This panda bear wallpaper lends cool factor to any space… get it?!? 🙂  When this pattern repeats on the wall, it becomes an abstract and contemporary backdrop to your space. {2modern}

7. Bedding – If the sight of this flamingo bedding conjures up memories of a 1980’s Miami Vice episode… good!  You have just added a fun “conversation piece” to your guest bedroom.  It’s cute, it’s modern… and feels romantic too. {dwell}

Moral of the story?  Trust your animal instincts and have some fun!