Something fishy: A shoal of fish-inspired accessories

There’s something very soothing about a fish motif. Instead of the more obvious places such as bathroom tiles, why not try a few ocean-themed accessories in the kitchen, dining room or living room? Here are our top picks:

Fish inspired accessories for a cosy home


Top row, from left:

Fish serving spoons, £19.99 from The Nautical Company. Made from stainless steel, these spoons are perfect for doling out a salade nicoise, or a seafood platter.

Designed to look like a botanist’s illustration, this beautiful antique-style fish print will work for any room in the house. Complete with a shabby chic grey frame, it costs £42 from Artisanti.

This classic, simple apron, decorated with a printed seabream, will appeal to serious cooks and ocean lovers alike. Made in Britain by Thornback and Peel, it’s made from heavy, hardwearing cotton and it costs £24 from Annabel James.

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This Thermos flask, with its realistic illustrations of fish, is a bit different. Ideal for the fisherman in your life, but also great for taking to work, picnics, or packing in the rucksack for a wintery walk. £17 from The Great Gift Company.

These little wooden fish pegs are so cute. They’re perfect for holding notes, shopping lists and messages, and come in a pack of six in different suitably fishy colours. £5 for a pack, from Very Nice Things.

This Finnish designed oven mitt features a Scandinavian style pike, and is part of the range of Hauki (pike) accessories. Featuring the fish’s head on the front and the tail on the back, it’s available from Scandinavian importers Cloudberry Living, priced at £19.50.

Bottom row (from left)

Create your very own beach hut atmosphere (without the smell) by hanging up these funky metal fish. Great as a wall ornament, you could also use them outside as an impromptu wind chime. £3.99 for the shoal, from Mollie and Fred.

The term ‘herringbone design’ doesn’t normally involve real fish, but in this case it does! This clever design features pretty blue fish, arranged into the famous herringbone pattern. The fish are screenprinted onto Scottish linen, and the cushion costs £35 from Oscar and Eve.

The beauty of these tealight lanterns is that when you light the candle, shadowy shoals of fish appear floating round the room! Available in grey or blue, they’re shaped to look like a lighthouse to carry on the seaside theme. £5 each by Gisela Graham, available from The Contemporary Home.

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