Antler lamps and antler chandelier lamps have been a popular choice in lighting in ski lodges, log homes, log cabins, and rustic decor for many decades. It has now spread to urban areas; in particular, you can commonly find a deer antler lamp in penthouses, lofts, up-scale dining establishments, and high-rise condos.
Why are these distinguishable lamps becoming so popular? It is because they are unique in the fact that they generally use authentic deer antlers as a base for the lamp, giving off an air of rustic and southern charm. Deer antler lamps and log cabins seem inseparable. Another reason why they are so popular is because no deer is harmed in the process. A deer naturally shed's his antlers and the antlers that have been shed are used to create these rustic lamps. In fact deer, moose, and elk shed their antlers regularly, so there is no shortage for deer antler lamps.
Despite the rustic air of the deer antler lamp and chandelier, they still add uniqueness to any home, restaurant, or business. Another great thing about deer antler lamps and chandeliers is that no one is exactly the same as another. Moreover, they come in various types, such as white tail deer antler lamps, North American mule deer antler lamps, fallow deer antler lamps, elk antler lamps, and moose antler lamps.
White tail deer antler lamps tend to be the smallest in size, have a sharp curve upwards, and dense and lighter in color. Because the white tail deer antler is about one foot in length, these smaller lamps are ideal for lofts, flat-ceiling family homes, and studies.
North American mule deer antler lamps are the most common type of antler lamps. They are straighter than the white tail deer antler lamps, two feet in length, brown in color, somewhat knobby, and have a gentle curve.
Fallow deer antler lamps are imported from Spain and tend to be around two and a half feet in length. They are shaped like a hand with pudgy fingers (palmated) and are very dark brown in color. Fallow deer antler lamps are usually the most expensive type, because they are not as plentiful as the other breeds of deer.
Elk antler lamps are very common and range from two and a half to five feet long. They are long, straight, and brownish red in color. Just one elk antler is enough to create a stunning and distinguishable lamp. Elk antlers are also ideal for creating beautiful chandeliers.
Moose antler lamps are ideal for open spaces and spacious rooms, because an average moose antler is three feet by three feet in size. They are very dense and dark brown in color. However, they can also be ivory in color if they are polished.
If you want to add a unique touch to your home, restaurant or business, don't underestimate the rustic, southern charm of the deer antler lamp. Each lamp is truly unique, because no antler is ever the same. In addition, there are different types of antler lamps to choose from, such as white tail deer antler lamps, North American mule deer antler lamps, fallow deer antler lamps, elk antler lamps, and moose antler lamps. Choose whichever one fits your size availability and sense of style.