Bird cages aren’t just for birds anymore! Thanks to the found objects decor movement, bird cages are a popular home decor feature that effortlessly lends itself to the vintage-farmhouse style that’s so popular right now. Bird cages can be used as decorative statement pieces around the house but they can also be re-purposed to be centerpieces, planters, and even light fixtures. Read on for more ways to easily incorporate this trendy decor piece into your home.
How to Decorate with a Bird Cage
Bird cages add a lot of charm to any space and can be hung or set on a table or the floor. You can choose to display it in a number of ways – on a coffee table, next to the fireplace or on a mantel. Hanging several bird cages in a cluster can fill up dead space and add visual interest to a bare, boring corner of any room.
While you might prefer the look of an antique bird cage, they aren’t always easy to find. If you find a new cage you’re particularly fond of, you can always take some sandpaper to it and distress it yourself. You can also leave it out in the rain, let it rust, paint it a bright color … the options are limited only to your imagination. Get creative!
What to Put in a Decorative Bird Cage
You may choose to leave your bird cage empty and let it shine as a statement decor piece all on its own or get cheeky by placing decorative bird figurines inside. Bird cages make wonderful centerpieces so placing potted plants or candle will give it a little extra something. Little succulents also work really well, as do air plants. Colorful glass bottles and jars add a nice pop of color as they will show brightly through the openings in the bird cage.
Other Ideas for Working the Birdcage Decor Trend into Your Home
You can find benches, bookcases, and more furniture pieces that give subtle nods to the classic bird cage design.
Birds have always been a popular wall art theme but antique bird cages are making their way into artwork that can be used in any room of the house.
If you love the idea of re-purposing a bird cage into a light fixture but don’t have the confidence or time to take this project on, you can still get the look without the diy element.