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 Some folks might say it's cruel and outdated to display dead animals on the walls of your home and that faux taxidermy items like heads and skulls shows an appreciation for the beauty of nature.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!
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!
✔ 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.
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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Decorating your Kids Room can be challenging. You want it to be a place that your little one loves and wants to spend time in. Add some MAGIC! Whether it's a baby Nursery, big Kid makeover or Playroom overhaul.... adding some creative whimsy is never a bad idea! BUT... you also need to be sure it is a practical space for play, storage, and school work. And, of course, the added stresser of designing it so that it will adapt as your child grows! After all, you don't want a major renovation every few years as your child matures.
Here are some decor ideas for boys and girls alike!
✔ Create a Mini Art Gallery Wall
Display your kids fave art pieces, or select paintings or pics of your kids with their friends or family! Walls adorned with gallery-style wall decor adds an element of "art" and creates a focus in the room. Choose color frames of all sizes and colors that help compliment the color scheme in the room!
A great accent to your Kids Gallery wall is the finishing touch!
The Jurassic faux T. Rex Head (left) allows your childs imagination to run wild as they go back 66-68 million years ago to the Jurassic and Mesozoic eras! Your child will RAWWRRRR over this realistic looking dinosaur!
Or... Do you have a Shark Lover on your hands?
Check out this magnificent Shark wall decor! (right) Notice the wallpaper... easily grows with your child! The accents of black and gold add a level of sophistication to the space!
Photo courtesy of @shabbydesertnest
How about a Magical, Whimsical Unicorn for your little girl!? This Unicorn (right) wall mount is the perfect addition to any Unicorn lovers bedroom or playroom! Your little girl will enjoy the magical, hand crafted detail of this mythical creature for years to come!
Perfect for a nursery too!
All of these tips (above) can easily be phased-up to more mature decor as your child grows! Swap out the pictures on your Gallery wall with updated kids art, photos, etc... and repaint or add new, more mature picture frames. Your child's Wall Charmer can easily be incorporated into a tween/teen bedroom with a few simple changes.Try framing a small space on the wall, and hanging it as a centerpiece above your child's bed! The shelves that were once home to brightly colored toy bins can be replaced with wicker or even metal baskets to bring a mature, more sophisticated vibe to your child's room. And of course, add some other accent pieces like dried flowers, and colorful accent pillows and throws for a space that she, and all her friends, will love to hang out in!
✔ Organization and Functionality is a MUST!
To help your kids stay organized, keep things at their height. Coat racks, closet storage and benches will all be used more often (Maybe. Let's be realistic... they are kids!) if they are within reach. And when adding storage baskets or bins, choose a FUN color so they look more like decor and less like a place to stow away toys and art supplies. Oh, speaking of art... Here's a fun idea....
Paint a section of your child's wall with chalkboard paint for hours and hours of drawing fun! As a kid they will love it... and as a tween/teen... it becomes a space to write inspiration quotes, homework assignments, phone numbers... and more!
✔ Choose Wall Colors Wisely
At age 5, your little girl is all about everything pink and purple and sparkly! But that could, and likely WILL, change in the coming years. So, rather than going all out Princess on her walls... choose a more subtle tone and accentuate with colorful decor accents. Choose white, or a pale lavender for the wall color and add POPS of bright Pink, Purple and Sparkle in your design elements. Add a brightly colored comforter and some wall decals of her favorite princess or a FUN whimsical painting to tie it all in. As she grows, these things are so much easier to remove and swap out for decor that better aligns with her taste. Cast Iron Arrows and Anchors are a great rustic touch for an older kids room.
The same goes for boys... choose a softer blue, green or even gray wall color. These are neutral colors that can be transformed easily into a space fit for a teenage boy! And patterned wallpaper is always a good choice to add some depth to the space.
✔ Some other Decor Accents that are a BIG hit!
Add a touch of Gothic/Medieval to our older child's room. You don't want to go too dark/Goth... just a touch adds some sophistication and class to the space!
Or how about a Dragon?
An ode to the Game of Thrones and Dungeons & Dragons, this Dragon Head is a sculpture that symbolizes one of the most popular mythical creatures of our time!
And the detail in this piece is incredible!!!! Check out the piercing red eyes!!!!
The Perfect addition to your Dragon lovers room!!
Redecorating your Kids room into a fun and functional space that transitions into a space fit for a tween or teen can be easy and affordable! Just swap out the "baby" stuff with add some "grown up" accessories and...viola!!
Check out this Nods to Nature and ‘Star Wars’ in 2 Boys’ Bedrooms and Bath decor! (click the link to see more pics) Amazing! The perfect compromise when your 2 boys share a room and have different interests!
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Mystical. Magical. Beautiful! ... and now MINI!
Who wouldn't want this little cutie hanging on their wall? Our NEW Mini Luna is the perfect amount of magic for any little girls room or nursery! The perfect gift for ALL Uni-lovers!
The Mini Luna Natural + Silver faux taxidermy Unicorn.
This magical wall mount allows your imagination to run wild as this sculpture was hand crafted and fit for the perfect fairytale!
The Mini Luna makes the perfect statement piece for any wall!