As a child of the 1970s, I am a big proponent of the woodland creature animal trend and personally incorporate my love of forest critters into my home decor. Some of you might not be able to get behind this idea–no matter how much you like adorable chipmunks, foxes and owls–but I’m going to allay your fears.
While some of us are a little more comfortable going into the realm of the kitschy and things that might be perceived as childish, it is possible to incorporate some of your furry and feathery favorites into your home decor in a totally grown-up way; I’m going to show you how.
1. Creature Kingdom Hooks
Everyone needs to hang up towels, aprons and jackets. Do it in woodland creature style with these brass woodland creature hooks from Anthropologie.
2. Hand-stitched Bird Sculpture
Incorporate one of London artist Abigail Brown’s handcrafted bird sculptures into your home for a grown-up way to add adorable woodland creatures to your home. Brown makes each one from from new and vintage fabrics and thoughtfully replicates the colors and markings of the forest-dwelling originals.
3. Bear Illustration
Image: Jill Bliss
Consider this gorgeous giclee print from Pacific Northwest artist Jill Bliss. It’s part of her Anima series, which also features illustrations of a fox, an elk, a mouse, butterflies and more.
4. Owl Duvet Set
Image: Branch Handmade
Because this hand screen-printed set is printed in black and white it presents as a little more grown-up, but still offers plenty of woodland whimsy. The illustration was created from an original photo of a vintage owl pin.
5. Woodland Animal Place Card Holders
Image: Pottery Barn
These place-card holders would be perfect for your next dinner party, and even for Thanksgiving dinner. There’s an owl, fox, bird, moose, squirrel, bear and a deer.
6. Antler Mug
Image: karo Art
And for after dinner coffee you can use these super sophisticated white porcelain antler mugs from Dublin based ceramist Karolina Grudniewska.
7. Fox Pillow
Image:Elliott Heath Designs
This fox illustration pillow is perfectly grown-up enough for the living room. Made from organic cotton and burlap.
8. Deer and Fox Papercut Illustration
This gorgeous piece of art is from Woodland Papercuts and features a papercut of a stag and fox on Fabriano paper in eggshell white.
9. Nightowl Print
Image: Nate Duval
Finally, this stunning two color golden owl from artist Nate Duval would make a wonderful addition to your woodland creature collection.
Top Image: the paira birds
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