1) Ridiculous amounts of pretty books
2) A white dominated color palette
3) Wall decals & clustered wall hangings / picture frames
5) Deer antlers
This is exactly what I'm talking about.
Now, I'm fully in love with the first 3 of those current trends, & I like the aesthetic value of the antler trend, but I can't bring myself to like pieces of skull that were sawed off of dead animals & mounted over a head board or strategically placed on a bookshelf. How do you tell which antlers have been sawed off & which have been shed naturally? When antlers are sawed off, the hunter generally saws through the forhead & not the base of the actual antler. A naturally shed antler will end in a thick base with a bulb at the end. When an antler is shed, the buck just continues going about it's business with no pain or suffering at all.
So, needless to say, this trend gives me the creeps. I'm sorry if my descriptions above just creeped you out as well, but this trend seems to be everywhere. Sucks to be me right? Wrong. There are always creative, cruelty-free options.
An alternative to this option would be to take a walk through the woods scouting for any naturally shed antlers, picking your own bouquet of flowers, & mounting it all together with a mounting kit from any local department store with an outdoors section.
Exhibit B & C: Mounting branches instead of antlers or decorating naturally shed antlers how ever you like.
Personally, I ADORE the way these branches give a more abstract feel to the entire room. Just pick up a mounting plaque at your local craft store in the wood craft section along with whatever paint color you like, & perhaps some super glue & ribbon &you should be set for the whole project.
If you like a more decorated look, you could visit one of the several shops selling these beauties. Try Made By Cassandra Smith, VaniTeaz, or melissap6908, just to name a few. This could also be a great DIY weekend project that would allow for some very creative design decisions.
(Ahem, glitter anyone?)
(Ahem, glitter anyone?)
Exhibit D: Wall Decals
This option brings two of the most popular trends together, like decor Nirvana. Decal makers are cropping up all over Etsy & throughout the internet, this design is from TastySuite. Many of them will take design requests, so if a full silhouette isn't what you had in mind I'm sure other design
options could be worked