Among my favourite things about living in the woods in the Pacific Northwest is the joy of spotting deer as I go to and from my home. There’s something relaxing for me in seeing their grace and beauty. As I am writing this, it is the holiday season, so reindeer images are creating their traditional contribution to vacation decorating everywhere. However, I think all-things-deer add a beautiful touch to your home any time of year. My personal taste is very anti-taxidermy, so I have found lots of ways that you can delight in the beauty of the beautiful creatures with no guns involved.
Grace Home Design
I will start with artwork as a wonderful way to bring deer in your home, without becoming all of their little hoof prints on your carpet. This home reminds me of a winter resort lodge with its massive wood beams. Rustic or mountain-lodge-style homes simply have to have some deer, in my opinion.
Is your location more contemporary than cabin? Not to worry! These hot-pink-and-white pictures offer you a contemporary spin on the bull.
Holiday décor just would not be complete for me without some reindeer. This group of classic reindeer in hot tones makes me think of my great-grandparents’ home, where we all gathered for Christmas.
These sleek silver decorations are fantastic for contemporary holiday decorating. They make me think of ice and snow along with a snowy Christmas.
This selection of little deer sculptures and birds has been arranged in a creative manner. The miniature herd beneath bird-filled branches seem to be wandering in the woods. It’s very fun, and it works all year.
Janell Beals – House of Fifty
If you adore the look of a deer head on the wall however, like me, you simply cried overly long and hard when Bambi’s mother got shot, then try a gorgeous wood or resin sculpture. All the attractiveness with none of the youth traumatic memories.
Judith Balis Interiors
I really like the arrangement of this circular frame round the deer-head sculpture in this eclectic living area. A cool idea!
The black stylized silhouette of the deer-head wall sculpture is a very strong visual in this black-and-white arrangement. Also having the artificial deer head alongside a human target is one of those things which cause you to say”hmmmm.”
Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor
Each one the creatures on the wall are sculpture — maybe not taxidermy. Quite a crazy collection! If you can tear your eyes away from your artificial trophy head collection, you are going to realize the great throw cushions with bull pictures on them. They offer you a softer and more cuddly way to get antlers in your home.
Because deer antlers are shed naturally every year, you may use them without a second thought — well, unless you have them from your uncle Joe who can’t wait for hunting season. So, what I am saying this is that if cruelty-free items are important for you, then assess your origin to be sure they’re only using naturally shed antlers.
There are also excellent resin or metal castings of antlers available, so that you can invite all of your vegan friends over and not get any flack whatsoever. I own several resin deer antlers and utilize them shelves or on tablescapes. Their shape is so attractive that even just one completely”leaves” the arrangement on this fireplace mantel.
I can’t get over how beautiful these baskets are using antlers due to their own handles. The baskets are created by an artist in the Pacific Northwest. These look lovely on this particular pine table and would be nice filled with nuts and fruits — or left bare as beautiful objects in their own right.
Thought you’d enjoy a closeup. Locate them at O Deer Baskets.
Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
Place a single antler in addition to books for casual display on a coffee table. Nothing could be easier.
It just never ceases to amaze me how much just a single deer antler can add to an arrangement of accessories. This little one curves round the sculpture like a caress.
Single Naturally Shed Deer Antler – $30
Still another fantastic idea for using antlers in your decor. What a cool alternative to dried florals or branches!
42′ Crystal Antler Chandelier – Bone End
No Ideabook on using antlers in decoration would be complete with no antler chandelier. Hands down, this is the most stunning antler chandelier I have ever seen. It is created from bronze and glass. It’s a little hard to see in the photograph, but there’s also a wall mounted sconce in precisely the same style. I want a castle in the Bavarian Alps, and once I get one, this is actually the chandelier I am putting in the grand entrance hall.
Crystal Antler Chandelier – $27,500
This is a closeup… simply because I was not done looking at it however.
This white resin antler chandelier is perfect for this contemporary space. Producing the chandelier in most white provides the antlers a little of an abstract quality.
Superordinate Antler Chandelier – 12 Antlers – $6,100
Here is a product link to the headboard in the previous photo. I think I just may have to get one. This would work for your home I reside in now –no need to wait around for this Bavarian Castle.
Antique Building Materials, Inc..
A more traditional chandelier created from actual elk antlers is the perfect complement to the reclaimed wood beams. Both the headboard and the beams create a nice contrast with the contemporary windows.
Luck Stone Center
This is really a conversation piece! I don’t think I have ever seen a turquoise antler chandelier before. By the way, it’s simple to paint natural antlers, if you are so inclined. What color do you use?
The distinctive form of deer antlers seems to have the ability to embellish an endless number of accessories. This mirror frame is perfect for the rustic design of the powder room.
Felt Stag’s Head Plaque from TwoBirdsTextiles on Etsy – $85
The whole deer theme is not just for grand entryways or castles. This fun fabric sculpture would be great for a kid’s room.
This simple cut-out from woodgrain-patterned decorative paper applied to a white board or canvas is a pretty cute idea for deer-themed artwork. Although I must say, this individual is much better using an exacto knife than I am!
I believe that you may include things like deer antlers in absolutely any décor. These cast aluminum antlers fit right in with this eclectic mix of mid-century modern, traditional and contemporary pieces.
Erich Ginder – Ghost Antler – $272
I will wrap up with some product links just if I have inspired you’re on the search for deer accessories. You can use this wall-mounted pair of antlers as a coat hook, or maybe even for hanging towels in your bathroom.
Aluminum Antler Lamp Bases With Wood Veneer Shades
The base on these table lamps actually creates a strong design statement. One idea that comes to mind is to utilize this in a man’s office to the desk or credenza.
Bronze Antler Candlesticks – $62
These are my favourite candle holders. They are available in dark silver or bronze and look great if a décor is contemporary, traditional, transitional, eclectic, lodge design, Western, Danish modern… okay you get the notion. Versatile!
Cardboard Animal Heads – $28
Cardboard trophy heads are fantastic for children or wherever you want a small amount of whimsy.
Rustic Home Decor – $249.95
One beautiful and graceful version of a pristine white stylized deer head. White lacquered resin is indeed thoroughly modern. I would put this mind on a deep charcoal wall in a home with pale all-natural wood floors — in other words, mine.
So what exactly do you think? Are you ready to go shopping to get an antler chandelier or take a stroll in the woods looking for shed antlers?
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