My dad is an avid deer hunter, so growing up I was no stranger to taxidermy. My parents have antlers in several places in their home as well as scattered throughout our cabin on our farm in Alabama. I have been seeing antlers used more and more in main stream design and I really love the rustic, organic nature they bring to a room.
Antlers are easy to use in groups or they can stand alone. Big or small no antler is the same so the goal when decorating with them is imperfection. Don't hesitate to mix and match different sizes or species when grouping them together.
These little guys would have ended up on our wall-of-shame at the farm. But I love how they look grouped together above this door frame.
I even got in on the antler trend (below). Every year deer shed their antlers and grow a new pair. Whenever we find fallen antlers around our farm we collect them because they can punch a hole in a tractor tire if you don't see them. I asked my dad to save me a few last year and this pretty one ended up on my bookshelf (the rest I gave to lacy girl). I also love the way single antlers look style on coffee tables and end tables too.