To Go Faux... or No?

To Go Faux... or No?

Over the years, faux taxidermy has become a popular trend in interior design. Folks love the idea of displaying beautiful creatures from nature, but don't always love, well, the "real thing"!

Enter Faux Taxidermy!

Beautiful sculptures made from materials like resin, metal, and even cardboard have taken the place of your grandfather's prized buck, antelope, or even bear. This decor is just as majestic as the real thing, but more modern and completely chic and animal-friendly.

Of course as with everything, some say Yay and others Nay (to Taxidermy)! Some folks might say it's  cruel and outdated to display dead animals on the walls of your home and that faux taxidermy items like heads and skulls shows an appreciation for the beauty of nature. They add that rustic farmhouse or "nature" vibe that so many love. And the fact that it is they are Animal Friendly is a HUGE bonus!  Others will proudly display their "trophy" of a past hunting experience that they want to treasure.

Whichever side you are on... after you see the beautiful detail in these pieces, you will understand why Faux Taxidermy decor is making their way into homes across the country!

white gold longhorn cow skull

Take this Longhorn Cow Skull for instance...

It adds the perfect amount of POP to your gallery wall.

The detail is incredible and will make a definite statement! It turns an otherwise flat wall into an eye catching 3D focal point!

Any Faux Taxidermy piece will create that same affect.. so if Longhorn skulls aren't your thing.... pick one! If the animal exists in nature, there is likely a Faux version for you to enjoy!

Longhorn Cow Skull

Whether you group several together as a dramatic gallery or hang just one as a  focal point, faux taxidermy will surely turn heads!

  Try creating a collage with large and mini sizes in different colors to compliment the rest of your home decor!


Another fun piece is the Deer Head. It features the dignified gaze of the elegant white-tailed deer. The natural detail in this piece is stunning and is a great way to bring nature into your home in a chic and animal-friendly way! Great for kids rooms and nurseries, as well as a living or dining room accent piece.

mini deer head wall decor

 Decor Tip: Pair some rustic elegance with your Faux Taxidermy elements! Cast Iron Arrows make a great addition! Just the right amount of rustic to go with your Animal pal!

  We have also seen a HUGE growth trend with Faux Taxidermy decor being added to baby nurseries or kids rooms! Face it... you all know people that have decorated their little ones nursery with baby animals! Mini faux taxidermy pieces are the perfect addition to that decor! Some folks opt for ceramic/resin material over stuffed animal wall mounts due to allergens and cleanliness. But that's completely up to you!
From mini elephants, bears, deer...or even giraffes... the possibilities are endless!! Add a piece of nature to your baby's room for a fun and playful statement! And as baby grows, you're little kids will love it for years to come!

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Need more design tips? Check out some Great Medieval Home Decor Tips!

 

Farmhouse Decor Inspiration .... Some of our Faves!

Farmhouse Decor Inspiration .... Some of our Faves!

Choosing the right decor items isn't always easy. It requires some thought and foreshadowing... does it go with your current decor? Is your color scheme all wrong? Size... is it so big that it's overpowering? Too small and gets lost in the mix?


You want your decor items to stand out! To POP! Incorporating them the right way is a must!

To help you out, we've come up with a few farmhouse decor items that we just LOVE! We hope they speak to you also! Hey, anything we can do to help you out! :-)

Let's start with a few smaller, simple items to fill in some dead wall space. There's nothing worse than spending your time finding the best paintings, or family photos to frame.... oh, and then there's the added task of choosing the right frames... for the perfect Gallery wall and end up having it look like there is something missing! Small, subtle items can really help finish off our look.

single gold arrow wall decorTake a look at this Arrow Wall Mount! (right) It's the perfect size to fill in the space between some differently sized picture frames. Our Cast Iron Arrows have dual key holes on the back so you can vertically or horizontally..whichever way best suits you!

Cast Iron Distressed Bronze Skeleton KeyAnother one of our faves.... this  Distressed Bronze Skeleton Key (right). It fills in the blank space perfectly without overcrowding. What's perfect about the Skeleton Key is that it goes perfectly with any Farmhouse motif, but also... with the right complimenting accent pieces, is Medieval, or Gothic, as well! Bonus!

Find this, as well as the Cast Iron Arrow, at WallCharmers.

Rustic Farmhouse Wall Window PaneNothing says Rustic Farmhouse like our next favorite! This Weathered Rustic Windowpane Wood Wall Plaque is the perfect addition to any living room or bedroom.

Stand it against the wall on a rustic wood console table or dresser or hang it on the wall!

You can even get extra creative and use it to display your favorite vacation photos, or school pics of the kiddos!
Available at Kirklands.


Rustic Farmhouse Floor lamoLet's  talk about accent lamps! The right lighting is always crucial when decorating your home. With Farmhouse decor, depending on whether you are going for the Classic Farmhouse feel, or a more Modern Farmhouse look you could go in a number of different directions with this one! You could opt for an uber rustic floor lamp like the one featured left. It goes perfectly with a more Rustic, Classic Farmhouse look!

Texas Longhorn Cow HeadA great compliment would be to add a Longhorn Cow Head Wall Mount! Sure to make your wall POP!

Both of these lamps are available on Wayfair. Texas Longhorn Cow Head available at WallCharmers.



 

Arched Floor lampFor a more modern lighting take.... try this Arched bell, lantern style floor lamp (right). It's not as rustic, but still adds the element of farmhouse with the hanging lantern light effect! And, if I might add, the wall color is the perfect neutral palette to compliment the lamp and hanging mirror.
Cast Iron 3-Set Distressed Bronze wall decor
Consider switching out the wall decor to something a bit more farmhouse, like Cast Iron Arrows...

Or a great Faux Taxidermy accent.... like our next fave...


Longhorn Cow SkullFaux taxidermy is a great rustic touch to any decor style!


It's A Fusion of Nature and Modern Home Decor

... and incorporates beautifully with any Classic or Modern Farmhouse style decor!

Check out this black and gold Longhorn Cow Skull! It adds a rustic POP to this gorgeous breakfast nook!
The additional rustic features including the Farmhouse sign plaque and the gingham patterned dishes are a great addition! Oh, and the rustic wood ladder is the perfect finisher to this wall!

Not a longhorn skull fan?
Try a White Faux Deer Head or Skull instead! Or even a majestic Moose Head or a beautiful Bison Head!
You can find all of these great Faux Taxidermy items at WallCharmers.


Large Faux Deer Skull


These are just a few of our faves! Find the Farmhouse decor accents that speak to you and easily incorporate them with the overall flow of your home!

Happy Decorating!


Need some Design Inspiration? Check out  Farmhouse Design Inspiration Sources to help get your creative juices flowing!

 

 

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Give your home a Medieval makeover!

Medieval, Gothic home decor items are trending and are a great way to add a touch of rustic elegance to your home.

You don't have to go full on Goth, unless of course you want to, but adding a small touch of medieval decor goes a long way.

Gothic or Medieval interior decor is all about elegance and drama. This unique style is ultimately about making a rich statement.

For lavish interiors, embrace high-end furniture and fabrics, and plenty of other decorative accents. While trying to create a modern Gothic living room, pay attention to the intrinsic taste and the fine styling options for flooring and ceiling that is reminiscent of that century. Add some cushy rugs in deep tones for a cozier feel.

Here are some Decorating Tips to create the drama of the Medieval period in your home!

Choose Rich, Deep Colors
When you are choosing a palatial theme like Medieval, then you can pick rich colors like red, green, brown and gold in deeper tones. You may not want to choose these tones for the smaller rooms of your house. In that case, you can consider lighter shades like dusky pink, deep cream, sea blue and rusts.

Switch to Fancy Flooring
Instead of keeping it simple and regular, look  for designer tiles or fancy stones. Also, hardwood is also an affordable option.

Pick Design Options for Walls
Medieval theme has all the elements that can impress your guests the moment they enter your facility. Not only the floorings and ceilings, but the walls of your house should also be addressed while redecorating. Instead of keeping them plain and sober, you should choose interesting design options for walls. Some ideas to consider are dragons, gargoyles, and human skulls.

Set Fireplace as Focus
When it comes to medieval interior designing theme, a fireplace is always the best choice for focal point. Opting for a vintage style fireplace makes a great statement!

Invest in Wooden Furnishings
For affordable, yet stylish furnishing options, invest in wooden furniture in dark finishes. Instead of spending money in glass tables, you can buy a wooden table made of oak or lumber with a touch of medieval period.

Keep the Lighting System As Natural As Possible
Make sure that you let the natural light enter the house. In addition, you can use stylish lamps and small ceiling lights to create the drama of the medieval period in your house.

Choose Vintage Style Curtains & Accessories
In order to give a medieval look to your house, choose curtains and decorative accessories in vintage style.

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For more information about adding gothic touches to your home, whether subtle or dramatic, check out this great article!

 

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