It’s no secret I love farm animals. I love animals of any kind – even snakes. I also enjoy decorating with farm animals throughout my home. No, not the real type of animals, regardless of how cute they are.
I’m talking about decorating with these types of farm animals – the statuary kind like those on my buffet. More importantly, the kind that don’t make a mess in the house.
The first large cow print I remember seeing in someone’s home was in Miss Mustard Seed’s dining room. I fell in love with Eulalie, her cow painting. I finally added my own cow canvas in the sitting room which one of my readers named “Tulip.”
But one wasn’t enough so I added another one in our family room. You might remember seeing her during my casual Christmas tour.
Then I found a large wooden sign that shows different types of cows. I placed it over my new console table in the dining room.
My kitchen was feeling a little left out so I added a farmhouse sign with a dairy cow.
A collection of mugs with farmhouse animals are perfect in the breakfast nook for sipping coffee, slurping soup, or feasting on a morning breakfast bowl of cereal.
I recently added an enamel dairy sign to the kitchen, along with matching mugs that feature a few other farmhouse animals, namely pigs and roosters. I drink iced coffee from one of these adorable mugs every morning. They’re my fave!
Soon after, I added a whimsical sheep planter in the kitchen. The planter gets moved around from room to room.
Last year I added this pretty black and white sheep print in our entryway. I feel like it lets visitors know right away that they’re going to see plenty of farm animals in our home.
I think I need to work on my pig collection. I have this cute little guy that gets a different colored ribbon depending on the season.
And not too long ago I found a little piggy salt and pepper shaker. So you see, farm animals in the house can provide purpose beyond looking cute and charming.
Besides my love for animals, I decided to start decorating with farm animals as a way to bring our outdoor surroundings inside. We live where the Chicago ‘burbs meet the Illinois farms and prairies and I truly enjoy all the things that make up farm life (except for maybe the numerous farm chores).
Do you decorate with any items that reflect the area where you live?