By definition, a trophy room is an indoor area where an individual or group displays their prized trophies. These trophies are often made of metal, plastic or other materials, and are won after a sports game or an academic competition. Then there are other kinds of trophies, such as trophies that have been hunted and created—taxidermy mounts. But does anyone really need an entire room dedicated to taxidermy? Well, if you’re a game hunter or collector of taxidermy, then you probably think this is a crazy question!
Keep in mind that the best trophy rooms are not crammed full of mounts—they are designed in a very specific way. While it’s a great idea to do your own research for trophy room ideas, a serious trophy hunter will utilize the expertise of professionals. Below are some tips for finding the right company for trophy room design.
Has knowledge of taxidermy
Since you want to build and create a trophy room for your taxidermy pieces, only hire a designer or company that is familiar with taxidermy. It’s important that the pro you hire knows how to handle, hang, place and clean taxidermy. If they don’t, your trophies could get ruined during the mounting process. Some small damages might be fixable, but many taxidermy mounts have been completely destroyed in the wrong hands.
Has knowledge of trophy room layout
Do not just hire any company to design your trophy room. Sure, it sounds reasonable to call in an interior designer for the job, but unless they have experience designing hunting trophy rooms, you probably won’t get exactly what you want from your trophy room layout. Your best bet is to hire someone in the field of taxidermy who also specializes in providing an array of trophy room design services.
Has years of experience
If hunting is your life, you want your successful hunts to be documented and displayed appropriately. For this reason, find out how many years the company has been in business, and how many years of experience their taxidermists and trophy room design team have under their belts. The more years, the better, although you should also ask to see examples of their work before making a final decision to ensure their style aligns with your vision.
Offers comprehensive design services
Whether you need a prize hunt transformed into a lifelike mount for hanging or a room in your house turned into a space for displaying your trophies (or both), be sure to call a company that can do it all. Local businesses like Nature’s Design Taxidermy offers start-to-finish trophy and trophy room services, meaning they are skilled in creating beautiful mounts as well as stunning trophy rooms. Need help with lighting placement or spacing out your wall mounts to be more visually appealing? A professional can help!
Here at Nature’s Design Taxidermy, we are proud to offer a range of professional taxidermy services. Need animal taxidermy after a big hunt? Interested in a consultation for trophy room design? Don’t hesitate to call our talented team of taxidermists, designers and representatives for more information today.