Critter Decor? Yes! 9 Woodland Creatures That Will Add Fun to Your Home

Woodland creatures art print.

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

Woodland creatures hooks.

Image: Anthropologie

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

Woodland creatures bird sculpture.

Image: terrain

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

Woodland creatures bear art print.

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

Woodland creatures 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

Woodland creatures 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

Woodland creatures 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

Woodland creatures 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

Woodland creatures paper cut art.

Image: WoodlandPapercuts

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

Woodland creatures owl art 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.

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Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace shares her indie life by writing about making, creating, cooking, learning, playing, decorating, and pretty much anything else that strikes her fancy from indie biz tips to the modern history of the American hemline.