15 Whimsical Birdcage Decor Ideas & How to Decorate One Yourself
A wonderful way to spice up your home decor is by digging up an old remnant you’ve probably forgotten about and revamping it with a selection of different decorative elements to give it a new lease of life. And one thing I can bet that you actually have up in your attic or downstairs in your basement is a vintage birdcage that hasn’t seen the light of day since poor Tweety the canary passed away. Essentially, decorating a birdcage is profoundly easy because it can be decorated in such a number of different ways and for a variety of occasions. And the best thing about it is that you can do it in minutes! Below you’ll find a variety of DIY birdcage decor ideas and how to decorate a birdcage in the first place.
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Whimsical DIY birdcage decor ideas to inspire You
A decorative vintage birdcage is the perfect pretty little addition to any room or outdoor environment. It has the potential to liven up your environment and add a dash of color and rustic feel to the place. Here are a few whimsical birdcage decor ideas to insure you to decorate one of your own.
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How to Decorate a Birdcage
1.Choose a Vintage Birdcage to Decorate
Before you get down to decorating your birdcage, you’ll obviously need to choose one first! As you probably already know the birdcage is, of course, the base of your decoration. Now provided that you’ve had a pet bird at home, you might have one lying around in your attic or basement. Yet, if you’ve never had a pet bird or you’ve given away its old birdcage, you can always buy one online or at a shop.
Assuming that you’re looking to buy one online, we highly recommend looking through Amazon’s range of birdcages or simply browsing eBay for one yourself. Alternatively take a look at our curated list of vintage birdcages to get an idea of what’s out there and readily available to be shipped to your doorstep upon payment.
On the other hand, if you’d like to get started on your DIY birdcage decor as soon as possible, head down to your local garden store, home decor store or crafts store instead. However, be prepared to pay more than when shopping online.
2. Select a color palette for your decorative Birdcage Elements
Before you get down to choosing your birdcage decorations, it’s always wiser to pre-select a color palette for them. Obviously, if you’ve chosen a white colored vintage birdcage, you can basically choose any colors you deem fit. Yet, provided that you’ve chosen a pink or blue birdcage, you’ll have to consider what colors would complement your Birdcage decoration. After all, you wouldn’t want it to look like something that just came out of a carnival dress-up competition now would you? Below you’ll find some of our color scheme suggestions in order to help you in deciding what to decorate it with.
Our Color Palette Suggestions for Your Vintage Birdcage Decoration
If your vintage birdcage decoration is white, you can basically choose to decorate it with decorative elements that are any color you want. However, make sure that your color palette goes with your overall theme or room you’re decorating it for. So let’s say you’re decorating it for a girls room and your child is about years old and loves pink, then go for different shades of pink and throw in some other colors which complement the particular shades you’ve chosen.
Got a bronze Birdcage to decorate? Picking out a color palette shouldn’t be so difficult in this case either as a metallic bronze ton is quite a neutral color which can be paired up with anything really. Some colors we can recommend to help you narrow down your choice in this case include dark blue, light blue, light brown, maroon, yellow and purple.
Baby Pink Birdcage
If you have or chosen a baby pink birdcage Decoration, opt to decorate your base with dark green, light green, orange and white decorations.
Lilac birdcages are not so commonly found. But if you search on Ebay enough, you might just find one. If you’re lucky enough to have found one, choose white, lime, baby pink, purple and white decorations to go inside.
If you’re opting to use a blue birdcage as your base, using a combination of orange, light yellow, peach and green is an awesome way to go.
3. Select an array of items to incorporate together with your Birdcage Decoration
Once you’ve finally managed to decide which birdcage you’d like to use for your decoration, the next thing you need to do is pick out a few items to decorate it with! Essentially, what’s absolutely fantastic about decorating a vintage birdcage is that you can basically choose any objects to decorate with.
What can I decorate my vintage birdcage with?
You can decorate your vintage birdcage using a mix of different materials. Here are some ideas of what you can use for your DIY birdcage decoration: flowers, pebbles, candles, crystals, small flowering plants, cacti and succulents, lights, books, stationary, ribbons, statuettes and a small clock.
4. Incorporate them all together with your decorative metal birdcage
Now that you’ve chosen your birdcage and your decorating elements, it’s time to incorporate them all together. Start by deciding what’s going inside the birdcage first. Once you’ve placed the items on the inside, simply decide whether or not to decorate the bars of the birdcage.
Questions to ask yourself Prior to Decorating Your Vintage Birdcage
Here are a few questions you should be asking yourself prior to decorating the birdcage:
- What would make a good centrepiece for the birdcage?
- Am I decorating a birdcage to place in my garden or for indoor use?
- Is decorating the metal bars of the birdcage a good idea? I.e, Will it compliment my centrepiece well?
- Should I leave the metal bars plain?
- Am I decorating the vintage birdcage for an occasion?
- Is there a particular theme I want to decorate the birdcage for?
Tip: Although once you’ve managed to answer the questions above you’ll manage to have a clearer picture of how you’d like your birdcage to look, you might not feel too confident about decorating it immediately after. If this is indeed the case, you might just want to draw an illustration of how you want it to look first.
5. Voila, you’re done!