18 Creative Ways to Decorate with Antlers

By Elise Moreau

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How do you feel about using a pair of antlers to spice up your decor? Believe it or not, you don’t necessarily need to have a wild west theme or cabin in the woods look going on in your home to use them. And no, they don’t have to be attached to a dead animal’s head! It turns out that antlers are extremely versatile, and depending on their color, texture, and how exactly they’re being used, you can make them look great almost anywhere. Here are just a few great ideas tho showcase a bunch of different ways they can be used in any home.

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Truly Unique Wall Art

You’d be surprised what kind of antler-inspired wall art creations you can come up with. Take a look at this gorgeous wreath made with painted white antlers, featured on Megan Brooke’s Handmade Blog. Surprisingly simple and elegant! If you’re not sold on the idea of a wreath, you can get a similar look by combining white antlers and black frames, such as the ones offered by Lau Hunt on Etsy. And lastly, they even work with picture frames. Dress up a regular frame by placing a plain or painted antler at the base of it, like this one by Molly Sue Design Co. on Etsy.

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White antlers used as a wreath

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Real antlers painted white and displayed with black frames

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Beautiful white pictures frame with deer antlers

Another very simple idea is to just hang a pair of antlers on your wall with a few flowers. This example from Live Love in the Home doesn’t get any simpler!

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Antlers with flowers used as wall art

Great for Hanging Things

Antlers are a fantastic alternative to regular hooks. They’re strong, and they offer more than one hook per antler. A popular trend is to use them to hang jewelry, but you could also use them to hang towels, clothing, belts, teacups, or anything else that comes to mind! They even make great curtain tie-backs. Upscale Downhome is an Etsy shop that sells antler tie-backs in all sorts of styles.

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Antlers used to hold jewelry

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Antlers used to hang towels

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Antlers used as hooks for clothing

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Antlers used as tie backs for curtains

Fireplace Inspiration

Antlers can really make a fireplace stand out, whether you decide to use large ones or small ones. Check out the large antlers used to dress up the mantel of this fireplace, from Mark D Sikes. If you don’t use your fireplace (or it simply doesn’t work), you could even place a bunch of antlers inside of it to replace the usual logs. And if you’d rather go for something a little smaller and subtler, take a look at this little decorative piece from You’re Welcome Savannah, which is really just a stack of smaller sized antlers placed on one end of the fireplace mantel.

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Large antlers to dress up a fireplace

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Antlers used in place of wood in fireplace

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Antler decor on fireplace mantel

Wildly Luminous

Chandeliers are one way to make use of antlers in a home, but there are so many other ways you can work them into your lighting as well. This light fixture featured on Belgian Pearls shows how you can use an antler to create a real wild and rustic look. For your yard, you could even use an antler rack to hang a few lanterns, like this great example from JUNK IN TIME on Etsy

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Antlers used as a chandelier for the bedroom

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Creative antler light fixture

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Antlers used to hold up lanterns

Other Ideas for Antler Accessories

The possibilities really are endless. Antlers bring an interesting look when coupled with regular candles, or even just placed on their own on a coffee table as an accessory. Myra Melinda sells them on Etsy to be used as bookends, and Evolving Habitat shows how you can use them as a stand-alone jewelry holder for things like watches, bracelets, and rings.

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Antlers used with candles and glass jars

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Antlers used as book ends

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Antlers placed on coffee table

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Antler jewelry stand and holder

Have you ever used antlers as a decor item? if not, how do you think you’d use them in your home? Leave us a comment to let us know.

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