Faux Taxidermy: Yay or Nay? Would You Hang a Fake Deer Head on Your Wall?

Modern living room with deer head mounted on the wall.

Faux taxidermy. It's a trend that has wavered in and out of popularity over the past few years, and always tends to generate a bit of controversy. It is a fake representation of a dead animal - which really bothers some people. Others love its woodsy-chic appeal. And yet another group just feels that the trend is tired and overused. What do you think? Click through for some intriguing examples.   


Abstract examples of faux taxidermy using wood and old bicycles.

Here we have some faux taxidermy with an abstract feel. The wooden deer head on the left looks to be more sculptural - a piece of art on the wall. The bicycle handlebars on the right are a "sentimental take on a mass produced object becoming defunct." Do you feel differently about these pieces because of their handcrafted appeal? Or do the unusual materials make them even more ridiculous? 

[Photo 1: Instructables, Photo 2: Bicycle Taxidermy]

Examples of realistic looking faux taxidermy in a nursery and a living room.

These two examples, however, are very realistic representations of animals mounted right in people's living areas. The left one, in fact, is in a child's nursery. Too much? Or super stylish? Sound off in the comments section below.

[Photo 1: Bower Power Blog, Photo 2: Houzz]

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