Cow Skulls: Western Decorating Ideas

When you think of western decorating what comes to mind? Navajo prints, cowhide rugs, leather furniture, and cow skulls? One or two of these pieces is guaranteed to give you home a rustic touch. However, for those of you that love color a cow skull may be just the piece of art you were looking for.

Beautiful rustic, western kitchen with gold cow skull from Thompson Custom Homes. | Stylish Western Home Decorating
Beautiful rustic, western kitchen with gold cow skull from Thompson Custom Homes. You can easily create this look by coating your cow skull with metallic gold paint from Rustoleum. Picture via Houzz.

Cow skulls are amazing pieces of western art because no two are the same. They are so amazing that Georgia O’Keefe loved to paint portraits of them. And with so many talented artists creating painted and mosaic skulls, it’s hard not to find one that would fit perfectly into your decorating style.

Stunning gold, western powder room with Venetian plaster walls, custom cabinetry, and cow skull from Bess Jones Interiors. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

Stunning gold, western powder room with Venetian plaster walls, custom cabinetry, and cow skull from Bess Jones Interiors. Picture via Houzz.

Cow skulls can be elegant too like the one in this powder room. The gold Venetian plaster walls, tooled cabinets, and soft yellow lighting create a sophisticated atmosphere.

Simple rustic bedroom from Thompson Custom Homes. I like the cow skulls above the bed. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

This rustic bedroom from Thompson Custom Homes is simple but beautiful. Three skulls above the bed is unusual and perfect if you cannot make up on mind on beautiful mosaics or painted skulls. Picture via Houzz.

This rustic bedroom from Thompson Custom Homes is simple but beautiful. Three skulls above the bed is unusual and perfect if you cannot make up on mind on beautiful mosaics or painted skulls. Picture via Houzz.

Bedrooms are the perfect place to display cow skulls. They always look great over headboard. 

Gold, turquoise and orange western bedroom with mosaic cow skull. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

Gold, turquoise and orange western bedroom with mosaic cow skull. The turquoise mosaic makes it perfect for a western guestroom.

Are you ready to begin looking for the perfect skull for your home? I’ve rounded up some of my favorites.

Western Cow Skull Decor:

DIY turquoise mosaic cow skull from Texas United. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

DIY turquoise mosaic cow skull from Texas United.

Beautiful red, white, and blue mosaic cow skull from Renee Gibson. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

Beautiful red, white, and blue mosaic cow skull from Renee Gibson.

Talavera style blue cow skull from Glass Magic. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

Talavera style blue cow skull from Glass Magic.

Yellow talavera cow skull from Lone Star Western Decor. | Stylish Western Home Decorating

Yellow talavera cow skull from Lone Star Western Decor.

Have you found a cow skull that you are dying to have? There certainly are some talented artists on Etsy.

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