Welcome Guests with Fantastic Knight Statues

King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaIt's the holiday season and that means good food, fun decor, and plenty of parties. Since it also means that we will be seeing our fair share of guests, why not welcome them with high quality decor? Certain statues can be leveraged to give all of your guests a truly royal welcome, and knight sculptures in particular act as a fun, regal way of welcoming guests into your home.

Put the King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica by the front door, and family and friends will feel like they are walking into a place of royal residence. The armor on this beautifully detailed knight is modeled after the fine suits of Italian armor that were crafted to be heirloom works of art for Tuscan families of importance. Put a sprig of mistletoe or garland on him to give this knight a holiday touch.

For a truly spectacular welcome, put a 16th-Century Italian Armor Sculpture with Halberd by the door! This full, six foot tall suit of high quality resin armor is so realistic, guests will wonder how you managed to acquire a Medieval suit of armor replete with chain mail. They might also wonder about the seven foot tall halberd!

Take 20% off any of the beautiful sculptures of knights, animal garden statues, and other quality decor in the Design Toscano collection when purchased today, December 9th.

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The Free Shipping Weekend at Design Toscano Starts Today!

Flowers for FelicityAt Design Toscano, we know how much shopping needs to be done for the holidays. We have to buy food, drink, and decor for parties, maybe a new outfit or two, and new holiday decorations for the home. Then there are the gifts. Those shopping needs vary by the number of people on the list but costs can be substantial. To help you find the most exciting gifts while staying within the holiday budget, we are offering free regular shipping from today until December 6th.

Pick out and save on beautiful garden statuary for friends and your own backyard. The Flowers for Felicity Little Girl Garden Statue is an excellent gift idea for folks with a green thumb and anyone who grows flowers in the garden. This statue can also be used in a sun room and reminds us to look forward to warmer days.

The Spirit of Nottingham Woods Greenman Tree Sculpture is another fine gift to get for people who love tales of dragons, elves, and knights. They will love how this unique decor puts a mysterious face on a favorite tree. If you or that last person on the gift list would rather go for decor with a bit more color, you might like the Tropical Scarlet Macaws Wall Sculpture.

Buy any of our fine garden statues and other high quality decor today until Saturday, December 6th, and enjoy free shipping.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Knight Statues and Other Unique Decor

King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaWhen we shop for decor and garden statuary, most of us would prefer to have something a bit different. We would rather have sculptures that stand out in terms of quality and distinct appearance than statues that look just like the very average ones in the other yards on the block. This is one of the reasons why a statue of a knight makes a nice addition to the backyard or interior of the home. Put a knight sculpture on display and you give the home a royal, Medieval touch. Buy any knight statue today, and you can also enjoy savings of 20% off the regular price.

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica is a fancy, highly detailed, three foot plus tall replica of 16th century Italian armor. The beautiful armor that was made for wealthy, Tuscan families wasn't so much battle armor as it was a status symbol. This is demonstrated by the artistic flair given to suits of armor from the times of the Italian Renaissance and many of them are unique works of art. Our replica captures that artistic beauty with a two- tone metallic finish and beautifully sculpted lions. Put one or two suits next to an entrance to give your place a regal look. 

Enjoy a 20% discount off these unique items, high quality resin garden statues, and any of the items in our collection until today, November 12th.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Knight Statues and Other Unique Design Toscano Decor

16th Century Italian Armor SculptureToday is the final day of our Fourth of July sale and therefore, the last day to enjoy 20% off any of the fine decor in our collection. Since this sale includes everything on our site, this is an excellent chance to browse our collection and see what you can buy for friends, family, your business, and your own garden. If you or someone you know, loves fantasy novels and movies, a knight statue could be the perfect gift. The Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor Collection will be admired by anyone with an appreciation for the fantasy genre and history. This fine wall decor is modeled after beautiful decorative armor found on the walls of several European castles and also comes with two actual metal swords.

You could also buy and save on a beautifully detailed half-scale replica of a full suit of armor. The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica is clad in exquisite replica 16th century Italian armor and is wonderful, aristocratic entranceway decor. Pair it with the Black Knight Fireplace Tool Ensemble or the 16th-Century Italian Armor Sculpture with Halberd, a full-scale, six foot tall statue of beautiful replica Italian Renaissance armor. 

Enjoy 20% off Gothic decor, resin garden statues, and other Design Toscano items when purchased today, July 7th.

This sale ends today and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Functional Knight Statues

Knights of the Digital RealmThe Medieval days are long gone but aspects of those feudal times are celebrated to this day. Gothic tables and replicas of Medieval furniture are prize decor in many a home. We can watch jousting matches and other Medieval entertainment at certain theme parks and fairs, and tales of knights in shining armor continue to captivate the imagination.

A knight in a suit of armor also acts as wonderful decor for any home where classic, Gothic, and Victorian decorations are appreciated. Although a full, life-size, antique suit of armor is beyond reach for most, suits of armor on a smaller scale and beautiful statues of knights can be found for very affordable prices in our collection. We even have knight-themed functional decor. The Knights of the Digital Realm Sculptural Bookends make a great gift for anyone who loves the fantasy genre. You could also add this unique decor to your own library along with the Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor Collection as wall decor.

If the home could use a mirror, the Knights Templar Sculptural Wall Mirror blends the strong, fabled appearance of a Knight of the Templar Order with a mirror in the shape of a shield. Pair this fine wall decor with such other, functional, knight-themed decor as the Battle-Worthy Knight Sculptural Table.

Discover the best selection of Medieval home decor and more for the garden and office at Design Toscano.

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Enjoy New Décor and More from Design Toscano

Walpole Manor Gaming Chess TableFresh new decor makes a perfect fit for a new spring garden. Even better, when you order any of the new resin garden statues and other items from Design Toscano by the end of today, March 19th, you can take 20% of the regular price! Since our newest decor doesn't go on sale that often, today is an excellent day to enjoy savings on everything from unique furniture to exquisite interior decor.

Buy the beautiful Walpole Manor Gaming Chess Table by the end of today and you can put this classy chess table into your home for a bargain. This beautiful furniture item has a drawer for storing chess and checker pieces as well as other treasures, and features elegant Hepplewhite legs.

You can also enjoy savings on a number of beautiful ceramic vases, including the Luyo 5" Hand-Crafted Ceramic Oval Bird Vase and the unique Tablita 8" Hand-Crafted Ceramic Crown Vase. To decorate the walls of home and business with unique, high quality decor, browse our new arrivals to pick out stand out pieces like the "Cyber Bat" Steampunk Wall Sculpture and the Knights Templar Sculptural Wall Mirror.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of these and other new items on the Design Toscano site by the end of today, March 19th.

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New and Exciting Gothic Decor

Knights Templar Sculptural Wall MirrorGothic decorations include such decor as gargoyles, statues and portraits of stunning Medieval dragons, and some of the most breathtaking furniture you will ever find. At Design Toscano, we love and appreciate Gothic-themed decorations and this is why we feature such a wide variety of Gothic items in our collection. We update our Gothic selection on a regular basis, and the following items are some of the newer, more exciting additions to our collection:

  • "Alicorn Unicorn Trophy" Wall Sculpture: The famed Unicorn plays a special role in Gothic stories. Unlike the darker and more frightening characters and creatures, the Unicorn represents purity and the power associated with truth. Although no one would ever be capable of actually catching this highly magical and intelligent creature, you can fool guests with that claim when you hang this unique, realistic trophy statue on the wall of your den.

 

  • Knights Templar Sculptural Wall Mirror: This unique decor would be interesting enough on its own but it also works as a functional mirror. Stare into this looking glass to feel like royalty from another age.
 

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more from Design Toscano today only.

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Give Gothic Décor a Modern Touch with Steampunk Items

Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee TableGothic decorations represent an especially unique type of decor for a number of reasons. They can be replicas of furniture and decor that hail from another very different time, are often associated with tales of horror and suspense, and may depict mythical creatures that are a lot less cuddly than a rabbit, horse, or even a bear. When we follow a Gothic decorating theme for a room, home, or garden, gargoyle figurines start hanging from the walls and flank entrance ways. Statues of knights and other Medieval-themed items make an appearance. Gothic furniture gives living and dining rooms an ornate, noble appearance. In short, your place becomes an abode of fantasy and Medieval charm. Nevertheless, you will make your place look even more interesting by injecting it with a bit of Steampunk.

Although the Steampunk theme is in a category of its own, it makes a very nice compliment to Gothic decor. Steampunk came out of Japanese Anime films that gave characters and their backdrops a distinct, creative blend of Victorian era designs and odd, industrial gadgetry. As far as decorating goes, the results are unique, textured pieces that come straight out of a fantasy world where people with enhanced robotic limbs occasionally battle monsters in Victorian-themed, industrial landscapes. This may explain why such fantastic Steampunk animal items as the Cyber Bat and  Cyber Leopard  make excellent additions to a Gothic-themed room.

Order these and other items from today until tomorrow, August 16th, and save with our Beat the Heat Sale.

With the Beat the heat Sale, you:

Save $20 on purchases of $100 to $199.

Save $50 on purchases of $200 to $399.

Save $100 on purchases of more than $400!

This sale expires on August 16th, 2013 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Knight Statues for Your Medieval Collection

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaThe days of castles, kings, and jousts are aspects of the distant past but the fantasy, romance, and attractions of the Medieval era live on in some of our favorite movies, books, and a theme park or two. For many of us, we also show our love for Medieval pageantry by decorating the living room with beautiful Gothic tables and haunting Gothic statues. Such breathtaking decor adds serious character to any room and helps turn even the most humble of homes into a fantasy-filled keep. The regal beauty of Medieval decor can also be put on display with exquisite statues of knights in shining armor.

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica will captivate guests with its beautiful, regal details. Modeled after a 16th century museum piece, this elegant statue stands more than three feet tall and is ready to defend the royal family with a fine, two handed sword and beautiful armor emblazoned with golden lions. This is ideal decor for entranceways into a Medieval or Gothic-themed home or room.

Knight statues also act as striking, regal decor for a desk or decorative table. The Fourteenth Century Crusader Knight is an exquisite collectable Medieval statue that features an English knight with a visor that can be flipped up to reveal his carefully painted, lifelike face. Our hero holds a sword at his side, brandishes a beautifully painted shield and wears a detailed, authentic looking armor.

Buy these fantastic knight sculptures, dramatic animal garden statues, and any other items on our site at www.DesignToscano.com!

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A very beautiful statue

Blackknight from El Centro, CA, USA reviewed the The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: We have bought numerous items from Toscano over the last 10+ years. We have a knight with lion statue bought years ago. It is a nice statue but about a year ago it noticed the half -scale knight replica. This statue has a much richer detail. So after many months of looking it over in the catalog I decided to purchase it. When it arrived it was like opening a birthday present. When I got it out of the well packed container and I noticed some pieces of something mixed in with the packing. I did not think anything of it. I stood back and look at the statue. I walked around it to see all around it. I noticed a piece of the statue's cape had broken off. I remembered the pieces in the container. I had to wait till the next day to report the damage to Toscano. True to the history we have with Toscano, the damaged statue was quickly replaced.

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Last Chance to Get 20% Off New Holiday Gothic Décor

The 20% discount sale on new holiday arrivals only started yesterday but ends today at midnight CST. Don't wait to order any of the beautiful new holiday bonded marble resin garden statuary or unique holiday gift items after today if you don't want to pay full price. Although there are enough items on sale to fit every taste "Death's Door" Dragon Sandtimer Hourglass: Set of Twoand decorating theme, if you have friends or family with a penchant for Gothic items, this is one sale you don't want to miss!

You can save 20% on several Gothic decorations suitable for both the winter holidays and throughout the year. To decorate your desk or mantel with one of the more dramatic and colorful dragon statues, see the Red Devil Dragon Sculpture. Painted with striking blood red and pinks hues, this classic, formidable dragon is a perfect expression of the original fire-breathing, evil scaled monster. Look underneath its clawed feet to see the remains of knights bested by this beast.

Gothic dragons also adorn the exquisite Death's Door Sandtimer Hourglass. Black sand inside this Gothic timepiece empties after five minutes and makes for a magical means of counting out the time while playing card games with friends or cooking a five-minute meal.

For the ultimate in Gothic holiday decorations, get "Skelly Claus II" to hang from the tree! This faux bone skull ornament topped with a Santa hat will be one of the most original tree decorations on the block.

Find the best in resin garden statues and medieval home decor at Design Toscano. Order any of the new holiday items until midnight CST, November 2nd, and get 20% off the regular price!

 

  

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25% Off of Garden Statuary for the Next 15 Hours!

Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor CollectionThere are some good reasons for following our blog. One is that you get to hear about Medieval home decor and exquisite items that you may not have been aware of before. The other main reason is because you get to hear about our sales, some of which last for a few days or less. The best sales only last for 15 hours and there happens to be one of those going on today! For October 26th only, you can enjoy 25% off the regular price of anything on the Design Toscano site!

Yes, a whopping quarter of the regular price is removed from the bill towards anything on our site when you place your order during this fifteen hour sale. That includes the captivating Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor collection. Wealthy families and knights of the Middle Ages put armor and valuable weapons on display as symbols of their success and influence. Now you can do the same with this authentic replica of Italian battle armor and swords.

The big discount also turns these twelve hours into the best time to order impressive resin garden statues like the Garden Yeti, Mombasa the Garden Giraffe, or heirloom bronze garden statues such as the beautiful Sunshine Delight bronze statue that shows an innocent little girl reaching to the sky.

Save 25% on these unique items and everything on our site for just 15 hours on October 26th!

 

 

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The Majesty of Knight Statues

Medieval Knight of the Round Table Life-Size StatueKnights were part of the ruling class in Europe during the Middle Ages and Medieval times. Granted land and tiles by the kings and queens of their country, in turn, they were also required to help defend the realm if called to do so. They weren't the only people who fought in their respective armies but were easily recognized by their suits of armor and battle steeds. The droves of peasants who were soldiers in medieval armies would have likewise used chain mail and plated armor but they simply could not afford such extreme luxuries. A full suit of armor back in those feudal days would have cost as much as a brand new Cadillac or Porsche in present times. Landless serfs couldn't dream of ever having enough money to even spend on the cheapest helm much less a full suit of armor.

Knights, though, invested in them because it was a matter of life and death. In being regarded as commanders on the battlefield, they were expected to charge into the front lines of enemy forces and in those terrifying situations, armor was nothing less than a necessity. If they didn't go to battle, it still looked pretty smart during jousts and made for a fantastic heirloom. In fact, suits of armor that have been inherited by several European families are still carefully maintained and put on proud display. Although the vast majority of people weren't so fortunate to have inherited a suit of armor, Medieval home decor such as the realistic Knight of the Round Table or  the exquisite King's Guard Statue might even look better than the real thing.

Get free shipping on these, other fantastic gothic décor, and garden statuary when ordered today or tomorrow, August 5th.

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Last Day to Save on Gorgeous Gothic Tables

York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic BenchGothic decorations aren't just limited to incredible wall art, intimidating gargoyle figurines, and dragon statues. Sure, those are Gothic mainstays but no Gothic-themed home is complete without some Gothic furniture. During the days of kings, queens, knights, and castles, royalty used some pretty fine looking furniture. Unlike the simple wooden benches used by their subjects, the nobility had some of the most ornate and beautifully carved seats, tables, and beds in Europe. Many of those original pieces are valuable antiques that are put on display in art museums and restored castles.

While Gothic furniture from medieval times is just meant to be admired from afar, authentic replicas of antique furniture from Design Toscano make for fantastic Medieval home decor. Use the York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic Bench as prized home decor and a seat while reading a copy of the "Canterbury Tales".

Keep your prized books and other possessions in the Coat of Arms Gothic Revival Armoire while decorating your home with a stunning realistic replica of antique furniture from the French gothic revival period. Add to the French gothic revival look with the beautiful Octagonal Side Table.

Get 15% off already reduced Gothic items when buying them by the end of today, June 15th.

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The Most Gothic of Heraldic Gothic Décor

Count Dracula's Coat of Arms Wall PlaqueThe Gothic theme has been around for a long time. It gets soundly beat by the Egyptian decorating
theme in terms of being ancient but since a lot of the Gothic-related decor is inspired by objets
d'art from 1,000 year old castles, that's still pretty old in anyone's book. Back in those feudal
times, a lot of the decor was placed on the stone walls of royal abodes. Some was artwork, much of
the decorations had religious themes, and many pieces demonstrated the importance of the occupant's
ancestry. For example, dramatic heraldic wall art that showed the family coat of arms was a common
sight in the castles and keeps of medieval knights. They had every reason to be proud of and
demonstrate their heritage in an era when bloodline was correlated with power.

Nowadays, a person's ancestry plays far less of a role in life than during the days of jousts and longbow competitions. Nevertheless, heraldic objets d'art still look impressive on any wall whether they come from your family or not. Although people who adore sunlight might not want to be associated
with Dracula, the nightwalkers among us would be proud to put an authentic replica of Count
Dracula's coat of arms
on one of their walls. Put it right next to your favorite gargoyle statue and watch the expressions on the faces of guests as you tell them whose coat of arm is depicted in this simple,
yet bold and powerful wall art.

Get 15% off already reduced Gothic tables and other Gothic items from Design Toscano until Friday, June 15th.

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Indoor Sculptures for Spring

Les Filles Joyeuses Neoclassical Pedestal UrnSpring is noted for being that time of year when a collective sigh of relief is let out as winter loses its grasp upon the landscape. No more shoveling of snow, no more chipping ice off the car, and no more wearing of bulky winter coats. It's easier to spend more time outside and this translates to more time for the garden. Although this makes Spring the perfect time of year to buy new garden statuary, it doesn't mean that decor should be limited to the backyard.

Spring also represents an opportunity to change up decor inside the home. Start another season of warmth with new Egyptian decorations or refreshing works of art like the Embrace Sculpture. This artistic, endearing scene will touch the hearts of all who see it.

This is also the season for adding new plants to the inside of a home. The beauty of greenery is intensified when plants are placed in sculptured urns. The neoclassical "Filles Joyeuses" pedestal urn is one such functional sculpture. The two young maidens holding an urn with elegant, outstretched arms add magnificence to every plant. This and other urns can also be used in the garden but they look even better when displayed inside the home.

Get 20% off these sculptures, garden fairies, knight statues, and everything else at Design Toscano until Friday, March 30th!

 

 

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An Animal Yard Statue for the Home and Garden

Some sculptures clearly do better in the garden while others are works of art no one would dream of Lion Head Gazing Globe Garden Pillar Statueputting outside. Both types of statues have their place and purpose and when used the right way, can accentuate any home. For example, the Lion Head Gazing Globe Pillar adds a classic touch of fantasy to every backyard but looks seriously out of place in the dining room. Likewise, a beautiful replica of knight's armor makes for a much better fit in a library or hallway.

However, there are some statues that look right at home in the garden and inside the house. The Peacock's Sanctuary Sculpture is one such objet d'art. Perched atop a white plinth with greenery coming out of it, a male Peafowl shows his iridescent plumage with a regal aloof attitude. The king of his domain, his long, spectacled train reaches the floor and shines in green, purple, and gold. The quality of this statue is such that you could display it inside the home or out it outside to vie with the live Peacocks in your garden. Guests won't help but be drawn to the intricate, realistic nature of this sculpture.

Find outdoor animal statues, Asian garden sculptures, and  other garden statuary at Design Toscano.

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The Perfect Wall Art for Your Reading Room

Some rooms are made or used for a certain purpose, the kitchen being the perfect example. The kitchen A Young Girl Reading, 1770-72 Canvas Replica Paintingis used for such specific reasons that we hardly even call it a "room". It's the place for preparing meals, having a snack, and keeping food. Likewise, people sleep in a bedroom and eat dinner in a dining room. Although it depends on the size of the home, some houses also feature a reading room. This might share space with a personal library or a home office and is a place where you can focus on a good book without distractions like television and computers. Like a library, this literary space has to be quiet and peaceful. Certain types of decor can be used to provide the right atmosphere for reading and can include gargoyle figurines and Egyptian art.

There are also framed works of art that fit right into the studied atmosphere of a reading room. The most appropriate might be the replica of "A Young Girl Reading". Looking absolutely comfortable as she sits against an ample pillow while concentrating on a book, the girl in the painting will encourage you to let go of your worries and become lost in one of your favorite novels.

While looking for knight statues and sculptures for outside, don't forget to buy paintings for the interior of your home. Buy framed art from February 22nd until February 27th and get 25% off the regular price!

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Change the Look of a Room With an Indoor Statue

While you may be happy with the furniture you already have on hand, one way to change the The Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bustlook of a room is with an indoor statue.  An indoor statue doesn’t need to be as bulky as it may sound to you.  Browse our huge selection of indoor statues and you will likely find at least one, if not two that inspire you to change the look of an entire room with just one piece.  We have some in every size to fit every budget as well.  Here are some ideas.

Knight statues to some may sound like something gothic and dark, but you can add a knight to any room and change the tone instantly.  Life sized or table sized, something as simple as a Gallant Knight on Horse Statue will make  bold statement in any room.

A garden angel statue is another way to make a room go from traditional to serene.  Most of our garden sculptures can be used either indoor or out, and are beautiful ways to showcase your more spiritual side.  St. Michael the Archangel Statue will fit perfectly in any space, and create just the tranquility you are looking for. 

This breathtaking Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust is one of our marble busts for sale that is not an overly religious symbol, but still offers a serene appeal in a very affordable way.

This is just a start to getting your imagination in gear for changing the look of your favorite room.  Stay tuned for more ideas on how to decorate with indoor statues!

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