Trend Alert: Faux Taxidermy Decor

Some interior design trends come and go by the season – or even year – but there are some trends that stick around and become a key element of design. For farmhouse inspired homes, barn conversions and ranches in particular, this latest design trend is part of the design style itself! But for more modern homes this is something new to incorporate into the decor. And that is – Faux Taxidermy Decor!  

This Trend Alert focuses on Faux Taxidermy Decor as we share our top design tips and considerations to take into account when thinking of using this type of decor in your home. Let’s take a closer look!

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Why we love faux taxidermy decor!

Real taxidermy decor has been seen as a form of art and triumph in previous years, but with many of us turning towards more environmentally friendly ventures such as veganism, real taxidermy is no longer seen as acceptable for some of us.

Regardless of your personal stance on taxidermy, faux taxidermy decor is here to stay! We love it because it allows anyone to add a fun sculpture to their home. With the wide variety of animals made into decorative pieces, there is something for everyone. This type of decor is super easy to add into any home, and we love how quick and easy it can be to use to spruce up a space.

How to use faux taxidermy decor 

Using faux taxidermy decor in your home couldn’t be easier! 

We love to use faux taxidermy pieces to fill a blank space on a wall, or use an animal sculpture on a bookcase or console table to round off the styling in those areas. There are lots of different animals that have been used to create these faux taxidermy sculptures so you can choose your favorite!

What to watch out for with faux taxidermy decor

There are some considerations to take into account when considering faux taxidermy decor in your home…

Faux Taxidermy Decor is now the kinder and safer route to displaying fox heads, deer antlers etc. However you may still receive some interesting comments if you choose a piece that is realistic. Therefore, it may be a better route to look into wooden sculptures or painted ones instead.

It’s also important not to overcrowd your home with faux taxidermy pieces as this will look overwhelming. If you can, choose one type of decorative piece for one space, and use another for the next area of the home. For example, you may wish to have faux antlers on the wall of your dining room. Then place a sculpture or head as a sculpture on a coffee or console table in the living room.

Ways to make faux taxidermy decor last in your home

Faux taxidermy decor can last a lifetime in your home!

These pieces of decor are timeless, and work with any style of home. It’s important to decide whether you’d like a realistic piece, or something more abstract like a wooden sculpture. Decide which areas you’d like to use a piece for: do you need to finalize a bookcase? Or do you want to fill a blank wall space?

Always choose a piece of faux taxidermy that you absolutely love! This will ensure you enjoy the piece for many years to come.

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Wooden Deer Head Wall Decor

This beautiful recycled wooden deer head wall hanging is the perfect wall to introduce faux taxidermy into your home!

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Handmade Metal Wall Decor

Embrace a playful side to faux taxidermy with this metal wall decor!

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Animals Bust Decor

We love this metal horse bust as it adds a sophisticated element to any styling opportunity.

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Matte Gold Rabbit

Another great piece to use on top of decorative books is this matte gold rabbit!

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White Faux Deer Head

Use a classic faux deer head to elevate a blank space on any wall of the home.

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Handmade Resin Wall Decor

Add a contrasting finished wall decor to your home like this black and gold head!

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