Put a Bird On It! 15 Bird-Themed Items for the Home


Keep calm and put a bird on it. Birds have been a popular motif in modern design for years, flitting into our homes in the form of wall decals, clocks, rugs, lamps and other decorative items. But thanks to a certain cable television show, the appearance of birds in interior design seems more ubiquitous than ever. Here are 15 fun examples of the avian infiltration of furniture and decor.

Giant Bird’s Nest


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The Giant Bird’s Nest by Oge-Architects is a round bed that could also function as a lounging area. Available in three sizes, with the largest measuring 15 feet wide, the design could nestle a human ‘baby bird’ from childhood to adulthood.

Shake a Leg Salt & Pepper Shakers


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Shake a leg – literally – when you want to season your food. The Shake-a-Leg salt & pepper set from Perch modern Ceramics is “a little bit humorous, a little bit macabre and totally functional.”

Birdy Chair


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The bird theme in this design is actually pretty subtle. Called ‘The Birdy Chair’, this modern seat is handmade of wood, liana fibers and leather; the liana is treated with hot steam to make it flexible enough to wrap around the case of the chair.

Bird-Shaped Cable Decor


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Nail-in electrical cord clips not only hold the wire to the wall, they also help ‘disguise’ it a little, or at least make it more visually interesting. This design by Monkey Business features birds and leaves.

Bird Salad Bowl


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Two little green birds perch on the edge of a modern white bowl in this adorable salad serving set. The birds are actually the handles of the serving utensils, keeping them up out of the bowl and readily available while also giving the bowl a unique look.

Birds on a Wire Coat Rack


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Modern porcelain birds in yellow, black and white seem to perch on the wall in this cool wall hook/coat rack design at the Huset Modern Scandinavian Living shop.

Bird Light by Hommin


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The shape of a flying bird is beautifully rendered in metal by Hommin to create a hanging pendant light in which the bird’s chest is illuminated by the light bulb.