Decorating your Home With Owls

Although they reached the height of their popularity between 2009 and 2013, decorating with owls continues to be a popular trend.
Decorating your Home With Owls

Last update: 26 November, 2019

For centuries, owls have been considered a symbol of wisdom, acting as a trusted guardian and messenger. Today, many people like to decorate with owls, so that they can protect and watch over their homes.

While you can use them to decorate any room in the house, we recommend placing them in the entrance hall or on a window sill, to really emphasize their symbolic nature.

There are many different types of decorative owls to choose from. Some are super realistic, while others feature more fun and comical designs. Whatever you choose, it’s important to take the style of your home into account, so that your owl decorations don’t clash with the overall aesthetic.

Flora and fauna have always been a great source of inspiration for the world of interior decor. While many elements have come into fashion over the years, most trends tend to come and go fairly quickly.

Owl painting.

Back in the year 2009, decorative owls started to appear on all kinds of different objects, from textiles to jewelry. After the huge success of Harry Potter, it didn’t take long for this new trend to really take off. However, you don’t need to be a fan of Harry Potter to enjoy these cute decorations.

This trend has found international popularity, which means there is a huge range of products and styles to choose from. Whether you like minimalist owls, caricatures or Moroccan-style designs, there really is something for everyone.

Decorating your entrance hall

If you want to find the perfect place for your owls, you need to look no further than the entrance hall. Even if you don’t really believe in their symbolic meaning, placing them here will give the impression that they are watching over your house.

Owl-inspired decor is not just limited to ornaments, soft toys or taxidermy-style figures – there are thousands of options to choose from. For example, you can find owl-shaped shelves (like the one in the image below), miniature owl-shaped key hooks, paintings, and so much more.

Wooden owls.

Decorating with owls – other options

You don’t need to keep your owl decorations up all year round if you don’t want to. In fact, you could just choose one specific time of year, such as Christmas.

You can find many owl-inspired Christmas ornaments that make fantastic tree decorations. You can also find items such as cushions, figurines and so much more.

If you’re looking for white Christmas decorations, you can often find a range of white and neutral-colored owls, decorated with delicate gold and silver detailing.

You can even find decorative owls made from natural items such as pine cones. These will not only add color and texture to your home but will also give it that touch of originality we all crave.

Christmas decorations.

Owl collections

If you want to incorporate several decorative owls into your home, you could simply display your collection on a shelf. However, it’s important to take the time to set them out properly, so that they don’t look messy.

You don’t need a huge collection or even a matching set. In fact, having a variety of shapes, styles or sizes can make this look all the more interesting.

One option is to use several owl ornaments featuring a similar style, but with different colors and materials. You could then line them up along your shelves, arranging them from smallest to largest.

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