Looking for deer antler decorating ideas? Adding natural and organic elements to your home decor adds warmth and texture to any room in the house. Antlers are a charming touch that never goes out of style, and they especially suit rustic or vintage styles.
What’s more, they can be used in many functional ways, as well as being purely decorative. And, if you're worried about animal welfare, rest assured. Antlers are naturally shed by stags every year and collected, so there isn’t any animal cruelty involved in this design choice!
- Coat Hanger
- Jewelry Organizer
- Fruit Basket
- Painted White
- Wood Interiors
- Mug Holder
- Antler Display
- Bathroom Ornaments
- Framed Artwork
- Table Centerpiece
- Against Brickwork
- Nature Display
- Floral Centerpiece
- Candle Holder
- Line a Hallway
- Contrast with Modern Styles
- Display Case
- Spray Painted
- Hat Rack
- Paired with a Sculpture
- Autumnal Colors
25 Stunning Deer Antler Decorating Ideas For Your Home
Antler light fixtures are a growing trend as sets of antlers weaved together make beautiful chandeliers. Large, sprawling fixtures are perfect for your great room, or a living room with high ceilings.
A well-designed small antler chandelier is a work of art, and suits rustic country houses or creates a beautiful focal point for modern rooms.
2. Coat Hanger
Antlers are a great decor choice, as they can be functional as well as decorative. Use them as unique coat hangers for your hallway.
Antlers can be added to a traditional standing coat rack, or added directly to the walls to organize coats and scarves.
3. Jewelry Organizer
If your jewelry sits around getting tangled in a drawer, an antler jewelry display might be exactly what your dresser needs.
The natural hooks in the antler’s shape create perfect hooks to hang your necklaces and bracelets, and are the perfect size to place rings onto.
As well as organizing your jewelry, the metal and jewels create a beautiful contrast to the organic antler, making a sparkling addition to your dressing table.
4. Fruit Basket
Curved antlers can be fitted together, creating a charming display bowl. This item is a great centerpiece to add to your kitchen or living room table.
These bowls are great for larger items, and make great fruit bowls to add a splash of color against the delicate brown of the antlers.
5. Painted White
If you prefer a modern or minimalist look, add a coat of white paint to antlers. Although you retain the texture, the solid coloring creates a modern, sculpted look.
Display these understated antlers on your wall, table, or in a basket as the room’s decorative focal point.
6. Wood Interiors
Although not made from wood, antlers have much the same texture and coloring. They are great accent pieces to rooms dominated by wood.
Add them as decor to a room with a log wall, wooden panelling, or predominantly wooden furnishings.
7. Mug Holder
Perfect to add a country-style touch to any kitchen, antlers make a beautiful mug holder. If you have a rustic kitchen with plenty of wooden elements, use this cup organizer to add another layer of texture to your kitchen countertops.
8. Antler Display
Displaying antlers isn’t just for hunters and log cabins anymore. And they make great display pieces just as they are.
Antlers can be displayed on a piece of polished wood, creating a striking wall piece for your home. These look great above a roaring fire, so hang them above the mantelpiece.
9. Bathroom Ornaments
Antlers can even find a couple of useful spots in the bathroom. They add a unique touch to a vintage-style bathroom, or an interesting contrast to a classic porcelain white restroom.
There are lots of options for antlers in the bathroom. Try one out as a towel rack, soap dish, or even a nifty little toilet roll holder.
Antlers make great additions to light fixtures because the soft light bounces off the natural textures giving off a beautiful, warm glow in your home.
Combining an antler with a warmly lit bulb creates a delightful wall lamp. Add a pair around your bed, light up a wood-paneled hallway, or create a cozy reading light in your living room.
11. Framed Artwork
This popular design is a striking addition to any wall. Create this feature piece with a mixture of antique or vintage frames, and a collection of antlers.
Get creative with a mixture of colors and styles, and move the frames around to fill any wall size or space.
12. Table Centerpiece
Add interest to a bare or plain table. Flatter, broader antlers make great centerpieces as they can also display or hold objects such as pine cones or candles.
13. Against Brickwork
Interior brickwork suits a range of stylistic choice, but looks great with a touch of organic decor to contrast the inorganic masonry.
You can feature a range of items on the wall, or keep it simple by hanging antlers, and adding a touch of greenery for color.
14. Nature Display
Pairing antlers with other natural elements makes a wonderful display piece, adding warmth and texture to any home. Fruits, pine cones, feathers, wood, and stone all make great organic home decor elements.
If you prefer simplicity, but don’t want to affix antlers to your wall, an elegant decor choice is displaying an antler in a vase or glass.
This is a great way to display antlers that are too small for a wall fixture.
16. Floral Centerpiece
A pair of antlers combined with bright cold flowers make a decorative display that suits vintage styles perfectly.
This design piece will sit especially well on pale colors, distressed walls, or brickwork.
17. Candle Holder
Warm candle flames pair beautifully with deer antlers to add a real rustic charm. Candles can simply sit atop wider antlers as a display piece.
Alternatively, candle holders can be created from antlers. These will become even more eye-catching over time as the wax drips over the piece.
18. Line a Hallway
Instead of just adding one set of antlers to a wall, you can create a dramatic effect by lining a long hallway with sets of antlers.
19. Contrast with Modern Styles
Although antlers are often seen in a room with a rustic, cabin style, they can also look great adding contrast to a modern space.
A large antler adds a warm, natural note that contrasts beautifully with muted whites, grays, and blues, or minimalistic styles.
20. Display Case
Antlers' shapes mean that a pair can be made into a stunning display caseant. Use them in the kitchen for knives, the dining room for bottles of wine, or in the study to display hard-backed books.
Incorporating antlers makes for truly unique furnishings. They stand out as arms and backs to country-style or leather chairs, or can form unique, winding table legs.
If you are skilled at DIY, an antler can create a unique table leg for a small, glass table leg on your next project. This mix of modern and rustic styles will make a great talking point to add to any room.
22. Spray Painted
Add contrast to the organic look of antlers by spray painting them in bright bold colors. Poster red or powder blue, they become unique bright wall pieces to add a splash of color to any wall.
23. Hat Rack
Antlers affixed to a hallway wall make an elegant place to lay your hat at the end of the day. The hooks naturally formed in the antler create the perfect spot for hanging hats.
This design is much more exciting than small hooks drilled into the wall.
24. Paired with a Sculpture
Antlers don’t need to be displayed by themselves and are a great addition to other pieces.
Set antlers alongside stone or wooden sculptures, or sculptures of animals and nature for a balanced natural display.
25. Autumnal Colors
Antlers pair especially well with autumnal colors. Display them with vivid red and orange colors as well as fall decoration such as pine cones and gourds.
This is a great look against a stark, white backdrop in a living room or kitchen.