Wonderfully Whimsical Designs

Ideal for adding a touch of whimsy and humour to your home, some of the most characterful homewares and decorative accessories feature designs of animals, birds and facial expressions. Quirky and stylish, they are sure to make people smile, while a number of these designs have also become sought-after classics. From animal heads and ceramic accessories to furniture and lighting, why not join us in discovering a selection of wonderfully whimsical designs:

Adorable Animal Heads

Wall mounted felt animal heads make wonderful additions to children’s bedrooms, nursery and playrooms, while they are also loved by many adults and can be used as wall decor anywhere in the home. Delightfully soft, plush and ethically handmade, Fiona Walker England’s unique felt animal heads are designed in the UK and have gained a cult following around the world. Whether you wish to create a mini safari on your wall with her giraffe, tiger, lion and zebra, add countryside character with her rabbit, hare, fox and horse, reflect the tropical trend with beautiful flamingos or even go prehistoric with a dinosaur, there’s a variety of adorable Fiona Walker felt animal heads to suit many decor preferences. Following on from the original fox head which has become one of her classics, this whimsical Fox with spiky Ruff has since been added to the Fiona Walker fox family and is already making an impression:

Fiona Walker England Fox Animal Head

Quirky Quail Ceramics

Distinctive and original, Quail Ceramics put a modern twist on traditional stoneware home accessories. Designed in the UK, their elegant, realistic looking animal characters are hand painted onto freestanding vases, wall vases and jugs with careful attention to detail and are perfect for adorning homes, hotels, restaurants and other interiors. A combination of timeless beauty, whimsicality and practicality gives these quirky designs their appeal; this Panther Pencil Pot / Desk Tidy is a different way to organise your desk while it could also be an unusual decorative addition as it is:

Pencil Pot

Animal Side Tables

If you’re searching for a real statement piece of furniture, unusual animal side tables are sure to stand out. Featuring characterful animals holding up tree trunk slices as a table tops, the decorative Penguin, Orangutan, Flamingo, Bear and Leopard side table designs from our Hurn & Hurn Discoveries collection will bring a wild and whimsical side to many interiors. More friendly than ferocious, this Polar Bear is sure to break the ice amongst your guests when hosting a party at home, while he helpfully holds your drinks, vases or other items:


Polar Bear Side Table

Lamps With Character

Lamps are often more than simply functional; a table lamp or night light with a characterful design can also be an eye-catching part of a room’s decor, even when the light is turned off. Heico’s Sitting Bunny Night Light / Table Lamp is widely regarded as a design classic, while Seletti’s striking mouse and monkey lamps are rapidly becoming renowned as classics of their range. A Little Lovely Company’s charming night lights feature cute bees, butterflies and unicorns with cheerful expressions, likely to put a smile on a child’s face as they drift off to their dreams. Their Big Cloud Night Light / Table Lamp with smiling face and rosy cheeks is a great example of an ordinary home accessory made a little more lovely with a whimsical design:

Cloud Night LightFor those who wish to add character to their interior, a marvellous menagerie of wonderfully whimsical designs is available, including a wide selection at Hurn & Hurn.

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