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Guest Picks: Remarkably Rustic: Decorating with Animal Horns
It must be the cooler, darker days of winter that have us craving cozy nights by the fire in a wood-paneled, masculine den. The perfect accessory for those rooms is, of course, the horn. Whether a single, a pair or a fabulous, unexpected piece with horn accents, here are some of our favorite ways to add a touch of the outdoors to any room. Want to know how to build the fire? You're on your own with that one.
— Kristy and Beth from Design Chic
— Kristy and Beth from Design Chic
Arteriors Rutlidge Horn Sculpture - $405.60
The shape of this horn is so unique, as is the color of the base. Either as a focal point or tucked into a bookcase corner, we could use this sculpture anywhere.
Arteriors Bernard Authentic Horns - $252
If one horn is good, then three are certainly better. We love that these horns are all a bit different and would use them opposite a lamp in a larger entrance hall or on living room chest.
Mirabeau Mounted Horns - $425
These luminescent buffalo horns on a silver base are so elegant. We generally think of horns as something reserved for more masculine spaces, but we would even use these in a more elegant living room.
Nordic Drinking Horns
These beautiful silver horns are the perfect accessory for any dining table. They are elegant as they are, but we would fill them with greenery and a few flowers for a stunning centerpiece.
Horn Bookends on Metal Base - $182
Decorating with books is one of our favorite things. These bookends are perfect on any table, but we would use them in a bookcase to house a set of classics.
Safari Horn Desk Cup with Silver Rim - $42
A desk should be clean, crisp and organized, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be well accessorized. This horn pen cup is a perfect place to stash all those pens and pencils that seem to get lost in drawers.
'70s Lucite and Horn Coffee Table
This horn table would be a fabulous focal point in a den or living room with a more mountainous feel. We would keep the accessories on a table like this to a minimum to accentuate the amazing horn legs.
Steer Horn Bookends
The mantle is such an important anchor to the room. These gorgeous horns on lucite bases make a perfect mantle accessory.
Horn Bowl - $580
When it comes to serving bowls, all that plain pewter can get a little predictable. This bowl is perfect for adding life to the table or buffet.
Jonathan Adler Medium Horn Sculpture - $120
Who says horn accessories are only for woodsier rooms? This porcelain Jonathan Adler sculpture on a marble base would be fabulous anywhere. We'd use it in a sunroom or at the beach.
Ara Table Lamp - $964
Need a desk lamp that's far from ordinary? This sleek horn keeps your desk looking bright in more ways than one.
Pair of Horn & Silver Plated Candelabras - $1,350
We think flickering candlelight is always gorgeous, but sometimes the plain old brass candlesticks can get a little boring. These beautiful horn candlesticks are fabulous all on their own — no candlelight necessary!
Italian Horn Lamp, Single Horn - $1,995
A great lamp can make any table look like something special. We'd use this beside an oversize, cushy armchair for curling up with a throw and reading.
Italian Horn Wall Sconce - $1,395
These amazing sconces would add a special touch just about anywhere. For a smaller room, we'd hang them on either side of the bed for a stylish answer to reading lights.
Longhorn Nickel Ice Buckets - $180
Beautiful barware is essential for entertaining. These ice buckets are such a unique way to keep your guests' drinks cold.
Dallas Horn Sculpture - $125
This faux horn sculpture is the answer for those who love the look of the horn without the animal-rights implications. It would be perfect on an office desk.
Horn Magnifier by Barbara Cosgrove - $79.20
Even though we don't need the letters to look bigger, we'd pretend just so we could have this fabulous magnifying glass. We'd set it on a stack of books to add a little punch to the decor.
Tyrol Horn Vase - $48
The gold trim on these horn vases adds an extra special touch. Just add a few stems of your favorite flower or greenery!
Francisco Stool - $175
We can just see this incredible ottoman in front of a roaring fire. We love how versatile it is for feet or extra seating.