A relevant part of a decorating style known as lodge or cabin style includes a variety of bear, elk, moose, or deer decor. A style not uncommonly found in Midwestern businesses, restaurants, and homes, cabin-style deer décor has become increasingly popular, with some forms of it appreciated more as elegant art than stylish decorating accessories and accents. There are many different types of deer decor, ranging from mounted deer heads to a variety of lighting and accessories made from antlers, as well as everyday household items with deer themes.
The most obvious form of deer decor is a mounted deer head. A professional taxidermist is capable of preserving and mounting deer in very stylish manners, creating both a trophy and a piece of wall art at the same time. While entire deer heads are the most common wall mount, it isn’t unheard of to mount just the deer’s rack, especially if they are an exceptionally large or symmetrical set of antlers. More often though, the antlers are used to create more functional types of furniture and accessories, which may be referred to as antler art.
Antler art is perhaps the most popular form of deer decor that can be purchased from a variety of sources and it blends into many different cabin or lodge styles. Pieces can be traditional, whimsical, or elegant. Antlers are used to make chandeliers, lamps, accent tables, and other practical, functional items. Some pieces may be manufactured with genuine deer antlers and other manufacturers use synthetic materials. Independent artists and some taxidermists often create and sell unique pieces of deer decor made from antlers as well.
For those who are put off by the idea of real deer used as decoration, there are a wide variety of furnishings, accessories, and household items that simply have a deer theme. The selection of items is too varied to list completely, but bedding, wall art, clocks, lamps, window coverings, dishes, and rugs are a hefty start. Deer-themed decorative items, household goods and furniture are available online, at a variety of home stores, and from retailers who specialize in supplies for restaurants and hotels.
While most frequently found complimenting cabin-style decorating, some forms of deer decor can compliment other decorating styles as well. Anyone interested in deer décor or antler art can easily fit it in to their own personal style. Look through decorating books and magazines that focus on traditional, rustic, and country styles to gather ideas for color palettes, accessories and furnishings.