Decorative birdcages come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Whether they are vintage birdcages or large Victorian aviaries, they can be used to add a striking focal point to your home. Use the natural shape of the birdcage itself, whether it has a rounded top, a sloped top or panelled cage sides, to create a decorative centrepiece for your home.
Vase of Flowers
Place a vase of silk flowers inside a bird cage and set it on the mantel to serve as a focal point of the room. Put a small lump of florist's foam into the vase, stick the silk flowers into the floral foam and place the entire vase in the bird cage.
Buy a false bird's nest and some small plastic eggs from your local craft store and position them in the cage. Leave the door to the cage open, as though a wild bird has simply made a home for its young in the cage. Alternately, place a small colourful false bird on a perch in a birdcage that is still in good shape and hang it up. Choose a bird that would normally fit into the cage and create as realistic an effect as possible. Use sandpaper to rough up the birdcage's finish for a more worn look. This type of birdcage is ideal for a house decorated in Bohemian chic, which is a decorating style that uses vintage items to add texture and colour to home decor.
Set three pillar candles of different heights inside a bird cage and shut the door. Leave the candles unlit to serve as a daytime display. If you decide to light the candles, slide circular mirrors underneath each candle to reflect the light and to catch the wax. Do not burn candles in birdcages that are made of wicker or wood.
Stack up a pile of books inside a birdcage with a broad, solid bottom and a fairly rectangular shape. Look for books with old-fashioned leather or cloth covers at garage sales and resale shops. To add a touch of colour, slide a few bookmarks between the pages and allow them to peek out from the ends.
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