I am, like many others, a little obsessed with bird inspired decorating ideas. Bird prints in design is such a popular trend that the show Portlandia even had a sketch called “Put a Bird on It.” Have you seen it? It’s a funny parody of the current bird obsession. Trendy or not, birds have been used as design elements for centuries. Here are some of my current favorites:
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Birds are showing up all over the home. Wallpaper and textiles are two of the most common decorative elements for bird prints. This is a charming wallpaper with a subtle bird element.
This bird print has a modern style to it. One of the wonderful things about bird prints is the variety of styles, from modern to Victorian.
Have you seen this charming style of prints on Etsy? Old book pages are printed with antique and vintage style graphics, including birds. Very charming.
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A bow front chest is hand painted in a sweet bird pattern. So cottage chic and so lovely for a bird inspired bedroom design.
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Vintage inspired “Groovy Bird” embroidered pillow would add a charming element to a cottage bedroom. Love the retro look of the rickrack and the background dots on the rose fabric.
Peacocks are one of the most popular bird prints and colorways in décor. Owls are also popular, especially in vintage décor.
Best Crystal viaThe Wedgwood Golden Bird pattern china is an elegant pattern. The birds are subtly placed within the foliate border.
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Flea markets, estate sales and Ebay are great resources for antique and vintage bird prints to inspire your timeless interior design ideas. While Audubon prints can sell for tens of thousands of dollars, most can be had for a few dollars. A flock of bird prints hung together looks great in a hall, bedroom or powder room.
Thanks to Susi and the folks over at Design Shuffle which is a powerful social media site where you can find and share tons of interior designs and decorating ideas from Los Angeles interior designers and more from around the globe!