Over the years I’ve collected a few pieces of farm animal art. Well, more than a few actually. I have to rotate some of them because I admittedly have too many. I got a little over-zealous. Here’s how I’ve personalized my home with my animal treasures. (This post contains affiliate links.)
The cow painting in my sitting room (above) is perhaps my favorite farm animal art. You just can’t miss it when you walk in here. Just beneath the painting is a cow lamp. Is it overkill? I don’t think so, especially since we live near several cow farms.
Here’s a view of the same room, years earlier when the white cow painting hung in the same spot. I’ve since warmed up the room with richer colors and ended up giving this painting away. Just below the artwork is a pig figurine, another beloved farm animal. I added a pink ribbon to the pig for a bit of whimsy. I found the cow at Antique Farm House. It’s no longer available but I found similar cute cows on Wayfair.
When it comes to adding farm animal art to your home, consider the room where it’s going to be displayed. Placing my “Bon Appetit Cucina” sheep art in my farmhouse kitchen seemed like a no-brainer.
In addition to the sheep wall decor, I found this lovely little sheep planter that I just adore and displayed it on one of the kitchen shelves for my fall home tour a few years back. The sheep planter is currently in my bedroom.
I sometimes swap out the above sheep wall art for my Farm Fresh Daily wall art in the kitchen above my mug rack. Like I said, I have too many pieces of farm animal art to decorate the entire house with them at the same time.
Also in my bedroom is a trio of farm animal heads with little bells that you can see in a previous home tour.
In that same tour is this whimsical stack of farm animals on the dining room buffet. Unfortunately this animal stack broke during a vacuuming accident. Ugh. As if vacuuming wasn’t bad enough – something had to break while doing that dreaded house cleaning chore.
My daughter scored the pastoral sheep oil painting for me at an antique store. The colors blend well with the wall color here in the dining room. Rather than hang the art above the board and batten, I hung it partially over to 1) do something a little different and 2) because there needed to be filler next to the lamp. That’s kind of my process when decorating with any type of artwork. I don’t really follow a set of rules – I go by look, and I tend to like artwork lower on a wall as opposed to higher. Maybe that’s because I’m short!
And speaking of my daughter, I helped her decorate her son’s bedroom with felted animal heads. Animals are always a great choice for a child’s room. His name is Bear, by the way. Thus the little plaque hanging at the foot of the bed.
Don’t be afraid to create a fun table setting with your favorite animals. This is a brunch setting from a couple years ago that includes farm animal mugs and sheep figurines.
Can a moose be considered a farm animal? Regardless, I love this little guy that welcomed us to an Airbnb during our trip to southwest Michigan.
For me, farm animal art is another way of bringing nature indoors, because we have plenty of farms to the west of us. So nature where I live includes these critters. Even to the east of us, people are raising chickens in their yard. I now realize I don’t have any chicken artwork in the house. Hmmm. Might need to do something about that!