There is something beautiful and ominous about a room with a stuffed animal. Most of my friends who own stuffed animals have acquired them from their parents or have purchased them at estate sales, which somehow makes them feel better about owning taxidermy. But lately, I have been seeing more and more stuffed birds popping up in ads, and in people's homes. Granted, the stuffed birds do act as colorful sculpture-- their feathers brightening up the room.

But, what do you think? Is it OK to decorate with stuffed birds, or is it as bad as wearing a fur coat? Do you have any stuffed birds in your home?

Images: 1-2. Blu Dot 3. Bryan’s Across the Hallway Loft House Tour 4. Martha & Ben’s Southern Mix House Tour 5. Wendi’s Pioneer Modern House Tour