Make It Memorable: 9 Quirky Creature Knockers

published Mar 31, 2015
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One sure-fire way to make your home memorable? Take advantage of every opportunity to layer in a little personal style to your space. Adding (or replacing) a door knocker is a great example of exactly this type of decor-enhancing opportunity; they set the tone for a personality-packed interior, are usually VERY affordable and the install process is a quick, easy DIY project for a half hour on the weekend. Why have a same-old, same-old conservative – or even worse! – blank front door surface, when you can up the vintage-style charm of your place with one of these quirky creatures to greet you each time you arrive home?

  1. A sweet (tweet!) piece with an on-trend folkloric look, this cast-iron bird knocker is a whimsical way to welcome guests. From Esschert Design on Amazon for $13.38
  2. I want this one! Totally Alice-in-Wonderland-level of curiously wonderful, a foxy little face on a floral motif background is a truly unforgettable way to adorn a door. From Sufi Handicraft on Amazon for $29.54
  3. Reminiscent of a vintage tin-toy thanks to its cute and clever design, this cast-iron knocker has the added charm of a faux-bois “wooden” back plate. From Lulu Decor on Amazon for $13.52
  4. An antique brown finish adds to the old-school charm of this equestrian themed knocker…plus an added dose of good luck thanks to the upside-down horseshoe placement! From Esschert Design on Amazon for $18.20
  5. Embrace a woodland theme with a rustic squirrel door knocker. The curvy tail doubles as a perfect hook to suspend wreaths or other pieces of seasonal decor throughout the year. From Things 2 Die 4 on Amazon for $26.84
  6. A black bear atop an evergreen motif matte finish iron knocker – it doesn’t get much more “cabin-chic” than that. From Zeckos on Amazon for $18.98
  7. Want to embrace your love of all things mystical, magical and Hogwarts-ian? A Victorian style owl should do the trick. From American Chateau on Amazon for $14.99
  8. Another squirrel for your consideration, this time with a brassy gold undertone to the finish. From Dorpmarket on Amazon for $40.00
  9. Antlers have become a super-popular decorating motif in recent years. If you’re a fan, but maybe not quite ready for them on your wall, why not go for it on your front door instead? Plus, we can picture a little holiday tinsel on those antlers next December! From HomeOffice on Amazon for $24.46