People are increasingly considering having their pets stuffed once they have died and placing them in their homes.
Taxidermy, the act of preserving an animal through mounting or stuffing them for display, could be making a comeback.
Interior designer Roisin Murphy said that while it's not for everyone, some people like having their pets preserved forever.
She told The Home Show with Sinead Ryan that taxidermy dates back to mummification in ancient Egypt when people would be buried with their animals.
She said it was particularly popular doing the Victorian era as a sign of wealth, when people would go abroad and hunt exotic animals and bring them back for their homes.
Ms Murphy said: "It has been out of vogue for many, many years but it has come back into vogue."
She attributes the increasing popularity to artists such as Damien Hirst and Dorothy Cross.
She added: "You'll recollect the big trend has been to put animal heads on walls, but not real ones.
"The modern house loves an antler, or a vegan antler, on the wall.
"That Victorian thing is moving back into the boho, eclectic interior."
Ms Murphy recalled how a stuffed black cat was once given to her when she was decorating a haunted house.
She said: "I realised that for some people, that permanence of having your animal kept, they form a very big attachment to their animal.
"So there are people who will consider preserving their pets like that.
"There's that thing for us as humans fo never getting up close to birds, in particular, or a wild animal."
She said there is also a whole movement of people now who are doing pieces in wood and knitting animals for their homes.