Choosing Antler Lighting For Your Home


For those of us who love the outdoors, the idea of bringing the beauty of mountain forests into our home is an appealing one. There are many ways to incorporate the majesty of the outdoors into your home decor, one of which is through antler lighting. Chandelliers and lamps crafted out of real deer or elk antlers can give any room in your home a touch of the outdoors, while also adding a touch of style and class too. In order to choose the right piece, you’ll first need to consider what type of piece you would like, and what room would be appropriate for it.

When considering which room you would be ideal for antler lamps or chandeliers, you’ll need to consider their unique nature. Antler lighting is best suited for rooms that already have an outdoor or hunting theme, or that are decorated fairly neutral. You would be surprised at how well an elk antler floor lamp meshes with existing decorations, especially if the room they are in doesn’t have a dominant theme. And of course the addition of other antler or outdoor pieces, such as elk antler pot racks or art work, can tie antler lighting into any rooms decor. Another thing you’ll need to consider is if there is enough room to accommodate an antler piece.

Due to the fact that they are made out of antlers, each piece of lighting has its own unique shape. You’ll want to make sure that whichever room you would like your antler lighting to go in is big enough to accommodate it, or that it has appropriate surfaces for placing lamps. Ideal surfaces for antler lamps are both sturdy, and high enough off the floor to keep children from pulling them over. While beautiful, antler lighting can pose danger to small children, due to the sharp points of the antlers themselves. As with most decor items, antler lighting can be perfectly safe for homes with children, as long as the proper precautions are followed.

When you have made these decisions, you’ll find it much easier finding the right piece for your home. Antler lighting can be purchased from a number of companies online that specialize in lighting, antler art, or sometimes from local artisans. Sometimes the most unique lighting pieces come from local artists who think outside the mainstream, so be sure to shop around for the best piece for your home.


Content Provided By: Julia Ritzenthaler

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