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Decorate Like an Animal!

The rationale behind taxidermy is perplexing—not to mention horrifying! If you love the beauty of animals, why would you want them to die for your decor? Thanks to a bunch of forward-thinking designers and crafters, there’s no excuse to mount an animal head or lay down a bearskin rug.

Show your love for the animal kingdom by decorating like an animal, not with one! Here are some great options:

Silhouette Tree Wall Decal 

Bring the outdoors in with this intricate tree silhouette, complete with four nesting birds. Easy to put on and pull off, it’s a safer bet than opting to paint a mural—and much cheaper!

Birds on a Wire Photo Clip

We can’t all live a Cinderella existence, with birds to help dress the bed. But these little clips are nice substitutes for the fairytale life. Hang them on your wall for a photo display that’ll look good well past midnight.

Octopus Ocean Pattern White Decorative Pillow Cover  

Ever wished you could be hugged by eight arms at once? Now you can. Drift off to sleep atop this cotton octopus pillow case. Simply designed yet intricately detailed, it’s a nice touch with your bedroom decor.

Safari Animal Print Lanterns

As you touch up your home, don’t be afraid to go wild! String some lights to match your mood. These animal print patterns will up the ante on any living space, without harming a hair on an animal’s back. String them together to create a safari look, or hang them in separate rooms to spread out the animal love.

Panther Cloth/Linen Napkins

In the animal kingdom, panthers are synonymous with stealth. Sneak a little feline detail into your dining ware with a set of linen napkins with tiny silhouetted panthers. Short on dinner conversation? Discuss ways that you can help animals!

Deer Heads Wall Decal 

You don’t have to don flannel and head to the woods just to catch sight of a deer silhouette. These deer designs will add a touch of the great outdoors to your living room, bedroom, or den. Available in 21 colors, they are ripe for mixing and matching. For kids, try a slightly sweet Bambi Wall Decal.

Turquoise Resin Moose Head—Moose Resin Turquoise Faux Taxidermy

Taxidermy’s barbaric. Enough said. Show off your smart brain by finding a mount made of resin, not sentient beings. This moose head comes in plenty of colors, making it an easy addition to any home.

For kids’ rooms, try the Misfit Menagerie, a group of silly stuffed animals made into mounts.

Rainbow Color Leopard Comforter Set

Feeling frisky? This rainbow leopard comforter set should suit you. With a blast of color and an oh-so-cool leopard pattern, it’s nothing short of the cat’s pajamas.

With so many animal-friendly items to choose from, there’s just no reason to bring dead animals into your home. What ideas do you have to keep home-decor cruelty at bay? Share with me in the comments!

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  • Sollux Captor says:

    I honestly dont see anything wrong with taxidermy. I am a taxidermist myself, but I do not work with animals that were shot/trapped/etc. I think its terrible what trophy hunters do.

    I only work with roadkill or animals that died of natural causes such as disease, age, etc. Although I didnt murder it, I feel bad for the animal.

    I only want to preserve its natural beauty, not degrade it by sharing with friends saying “Hey, look at this animal that died! I mounted it because I hate animals!”

    In all seriouseness, I do not hate animals in the slightest bit. But it irks me to see that people think its “horrific”, when in reality, I’m only preserving its beauty.

    Think what you want. Thats my opinion on the subject.

  • Suzanne Hanna says:

    I love all of these products…so original! 🙂

  • Karil says:

    I have all kinds of animal sculptures in ceramic, wood, metal, and textiles, most of them from India. I also have a small, painted elephant table that is From India. My husband has several animal-head masks from Indonesia. A couple of days ago, we each purchased a bird mobile from Bali to hang above the door frame. They are delightful. We also have a number of wooden birds that are displayed on the rafters in our barn. This section of the barn functions as our fine-weather salon. Then, of course, there are such small items as a hippo milk pitcher, kitty Salt & Pepper shakers, etc. The doorstops are wooden mice (also from India), and I have an elephant watering can from India. (Unfortunately, I’ve never travelled to India, but we are always finding quite lovely, inexpensive decor items in exotic shops amd at markets.) My favorite item is a wooden cat (possibly from Egypt). He stands about 60-70 cm high and holds an alms bowl. He was waiting for me in a second-hand shop and cost €30. This was shortly after one of my cats, Oodles, was hit by a car and killed on our country road. Ever since, I have saved all my coppers (centimes, 2-centimes, and 5-centimes), placing them in the alms bowl. Visitors often empty their pockets andpurses of their coppers, too, when I explain about this cat. Eventually, I will take them all to the bank and have them converted into a form that I can send to PETA in the name of my little Oodles.

    There a so many gifted artists about, and not all of them are “established” and unaffordable. Look to them among family, friends, and aquaintances, or even in high schools and art schools. Commission something personal! Or try out something yourself! Take a course, if necessary. Why not make an animal garden sculpture or planter in paper cement / papercrete (look it up on the WEB. It is a bit like paper , but weather resistant). Or a mosaic bird bath with an animal image?

  • chander kumar soni says:

    excellent / superb.

  • eddy morgan says:

    fantastic decor and brill idea and i love the monkeys and the deers