Interior design trend: animal head wall hangings for a quirky home update

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Animal head wall hangings searches are spiking on Google and we’re seeing them all over favourite interior design brand’s websites, big and small. Shop six of our favourite interpretations of the trend below. 

At first glance on this article, you might be thinking: “Animal head wall hangings? Now I’ve really seen every interior design trend there is.” And yes, we know that this trend is particularly niche, but hear us out. 

We’ve been doing some research and it appears that searches on Google for animal wall head decor is rising as consumers become open to the idea of quirky decor that is, let’s say, a little out of the ordinary. 

You could mount some together like a gallery wall or pick just one stand out piece to position above a bed or in the hallway. These interesting decor pieces will have your guests impressed with your experimental flair for design. It doesn’t matter what decor style you have either, there’s something for everyone. From all-white and minimalist to glittery and flamboyant or eathy and neutral, here are six of our favourite animal head wall hangings to shop now.

  • Eko mini elephant head

    We love how Nkuku and has reinvented this interior design look, using earthy influences to create a whole new aesthetic. 

    Each elephant head is carefully hand-shaped from wire, with a characterful design.

    Shop Eko mini elephant head at Nkuku, £22.99

  • Origami rhino wall hanger

    If your home is a sleek, all-white minimalist pad, then this quirky rhino head would give it a touch of character. 

    The origami shape is really interesting and has been crafted from matt white polyresin.

    Shop origami rhino wall hanger at Fy!, £56

  • Woven donkey head wall art

    How adorable is this woven donkey wall art? 

    We adore its soft, neutral colour and carefully shaped ears and nose which look so sweet.

    Shop woven donkey head wall art at Maison Du Monde, £55

  • Maestro head swan

    Wow, right? This stunning black and purple swan with glittery crown is what we call a head-turner, and would command attention from all who walk past it.

    It has even been handmade with real feathers, making each one slightly unique.

    Shop Maestro head swan at Graham & Green, £58

  • Bison wall head

    This bison head is more reminiscent of the style of animal wall hangings that you’ll see at places like The Natural History Museum, with an interior design-friendly update.

    The horns are made of wood and antique gold-finished aluminium for a glamorous twist.

    Shop bison wall head at Homes Direct 365, £84.99 (£129.99)

  • Dachshund wall vase

    Take the animal wall hanging trend one step further with this wall vase, which can be attached to the wall and then used as a floral decoration, too.

    This piece comes from British ceramic brand Quail, which is well known for its quirky tableware and decor.

    Shop dachshund wall vase by Quail at Liberty London, £35

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.