Let Your Favorite Bird Inspire Your Living Room
Are you longing to redecorate your living room, but you just do not know where to begin? Maybe you keep going back and forth over colors and patterns, but just cannot settle on something. Perhaps you are just waiting for something (anything!) to jump out at you. Why not let your favorite bird inspire your makeover?
Pick a Bird
Some people will immediately know what bird they want to use. If you don't, you may want to consider the snowy owl, puffin, lorikeet, bird of paradise, peacock, Hyacinth macaw, American kestrel, scarlet tanager, mountain bluebird, wood duck, kingfisher, painted bunting, resplendent quetzal, Gurney's pitta, long-tailed broadbill, and chestnut headed bee-eater. Spend a little time browsing species until you see one with colors or a pattern that speaks to you.
Determine Your Color Palette
If you have chosen a colorful species then you may want to use all of the colors, but you don't have to. If your bird is only two colors, this does not mean that you can't add additional colors to your palette. Remember, you do not have to take the bird literally; it can merely be an inspiration.
Once you have chosen your primary and accent colors you should be able to decide which colors will be used for paint, fabrics, and décor. You could also do a sky blue paint for the walls and make shades of green and beige your primary colors to represent the sky and earth, and then incorporate the bird's coloring in your secondary colors.
Decorate with Nature
Although you do not have to, it does make sense to introduce natural and eco-friendly décor to your room, if you are using a bird for inspiration. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
- Ethanol Fireplace Burners - There is nothing bird-friendly about a wood-burning fireplace that destroys habitat and pollutes the environment. Transform your fireplace into a clean and environmentally friendly one with ethanol fireplace burners. This will allow you to enjoy a clean, safe, beautiful, and guilt-free fire anytime that you want.
- Bird Print - Why not have a print of your chosen bird enlarged and framed? It will be interesting to see how many of your guests actually make the connection.
- Plants and Flowers - Plants are essential in a bird-inspired room. Fresh cut flowers are also certainly nice to add when you can.
- Floral - You do not have to go overboard with floral, if this is not your cup of tea. Even one decorative pillow or the ribbon around your baskets will incorporate this essential element.
- Texture - Nature boasts an abundance of texture, so try to incorporate a variety of fabrics to keep the room from becoming two-dimensional.
- Fountain - There are few things birds love more than birdbaths. You do not want an actual birdbath with stagnant water in your home, so a fountain is the next best thing.
- Brady Draper