From wallpaper and textiles to quirky table accessories, characters from the natural world can really help bring a space alive.

This selection of animal-influenced rooms run the spectrum - from full on Gothic taxidermy and bold bird-themed wallpaper to much more subtle nods in the form of peacock statues and furniture inspired by our four-legged friends.

Whatever you choose, animal touches can beautifully enliven the everyday, as these inspiring styles prove.

Make a pig of it

Make a pig of it

Get the look: This model pig is a vintage find, for a similar paint to that used on the woodwork, try Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic estate eggshell.

Man's best friend

Man's best friend

Get the look: A peacock figurine on the bedside table and a quirky dog-inspired chair add animal intrigue. The framed feather wings are by Rockett St George. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue estate emulsion.

Flocking together

Flocking together

Get the look:The flamingo was an eBay find. This is Flamingo Club wallpaper by Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. The basin is from Hampton Bathrooms.

Bird watching

Bird watching

Get the look: The specially commissioned wall art was created by graffiti artist David Nash.

Faux friends

Faux friends

Get the look: The faux flamingos were found at The Red Dot Gallery. This is the La Volière pendant light by Mathieu Challières at The Conran Shop. YES Glazing Solutions supplied the Crittall doors.

Faux friends

Faux friends

Get the look: The faux flamingos were found at The Red Dot Gallery. This is the La Volière pendant light by Mathieu Challières at The Conran Shop. YES Glazing Solutions supplied the Crittall doors.

Deer stalking

Deer stalking

Get the look: These white deer heads are a more subtle nod to the animal trend. The freestanding bath is by West One Bathrooms with Bristan Heritage brassware. The walls are painted in Double La Seine acrylic eggshell by Zoffany.

Frame it

Frame it

Get the look: Geisha dog print, from £250, 55 MAX. Panels papered in pages from Ribbon Monthly Manga magazine, £10.60; and origami paper, £9.98 per pack, Japan Centre; and Dayglo paper, £10 per roll, The Conran Shop. Face pots, from £50 each, Future and Found. Pencils, £4 for 5, Paperchase. Rabbit ornament, £6, George Home. Contemporary vase, £20, Next Home.

Head and shoulders above

Head and shoulders above

Get the look: A focal point with a difference, Matilda the zebra was bought from a taxidermist in Islington.

A pug's life

A pug's life

Get the look: Including just one small animal-inspired piece can reveal your passion. The pug vase is from Graham and Green. The wall is painted in Little Greene’s Hicks’ Blue absolute matt emulsion. This is the Cask pendant by Bert Frank. The bespoke bedside cabinet is from Sixninethree. For a similar bed, try Savoir Beds’ Harlech 01.

Hear me roar

Hear me roar

Get the look: The albino lion and butterfly dome are from Pure White Lines. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Black Blue estate emulsion. For a similar rug, try Graham and Green.