Children love decorative accessories with an animal theme but elephants, bunnies and other creatures don't have to be confined to the nursery. Keep to the right side of cute, and they can introduce a sense fun to any room.
Jumbo wall art
This large (114cm x 130cm) elephant silhouette is made from vintage wallpaper in a cheerful, colourful floral pattern, available in five designs that can be lined up in a row to create a piece of wall art with a difference. Dh290, www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk
If your furniture is suffering from scratches and claw marks, let your cat loose on this fun cardboard scratch post that transforms your kitty into a rampaging B-movie monster. Dh170, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, Beach Road, Dubai
Harvest Home also stocks a wide range of Emma Bridgewater's tableware and home accessories. This new addition to the collection is sold as a tea towel, but framed and mounted it would make a great piece of wall art. Dh60, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, Beach Road, Dubai
There's a very rustic feel to this oversized yet understated fish-shaped bowl. It's also sturdy and fun, and a great accessory for an informal meal. Dh110, Luz de Luna, Umm Sequeim Road and in Home Design, Mall of the Emirates.
Birds, elephants and donkeys nestle in among the design on this cheerful, vibrant, Indian-inspired embroidered cushion. Find it in the children's department at Zara Home but keep it for yourself. Dh145, Zara Home stores nationwide
Cute enough for a nursery night light, cool enough for a grown-up lounge, this fabulous lamp is battery powered so you can watch its bobtail glow anywhere in the house. £4.99 (Dh29) plus shipping, www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk
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