Celebrate Chinese New Year with some canine-themed decor
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It might sound a little barking, but there’s no end of doggie decor to choose from. Gabrielle Fagan’s sniffs out her favourites.
The Chinese New Year is approaching on February 16 and guess what, pooch lovers?
It’s the Year of the Dog.
So, what better way to celebrate than by introducing some canine class into your home?
Dogs are the nation’s favourite pets, according to Statista, which found that 24% of Brits share their space with canine chums.
It’s time to let dogs run wild on walls and rampage over tableware and accessories.
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Go ‘walkies’ on the wall
Plain or small spaces, such as hallways and bathrooms, are great for experimenting with quirky wallpaper – like a doggie-dotted version.
Plus, a monochrome scheme never goes out of fashion, and black and white framed photos of your pet could be a perfect finishing touch.
Alternatively, Wallsauce.com has a brilliant selection of dog wall murals, including a Labrador Wall Mural, from £27 per square metre.
Set a ‘pawfect’ table
Pooch might have to eat out of a humble bowl - but you can show you’re ‘top dog’ by setting a smart table with crockery that features different breeds or your favourite hound.
Conjure a bow ‘wow’ setting for work or play
Focus on Fido (or Fred or Fifi) in a home office or child’s bedroom by featuring a colourful wallpaper on a feature wall, and echo the playful puppy theme with bright accessories, from lamps to cushions.
Don’t want to go whole hog – or should that be, whole dog – with your mutty makeover?
You can still delve into doggy decor with a few subtle touches, perhaps a vase on a shelf or sideboard.
Show your devotion with tail-wagging treats
Secretly, you know it’s your four-legged friend who rules the house, so pamper your pooch with his/her own sofa or glamorous bed – at least then he won’t hog the couch and get hairs all over your cushions!
If they’re not in need of a new bed (or, let’s face it, they sleep on yours), then there are plenty of other canine-kit upgrades to choose from.