How to use a decorative cage in the interior
Decor items, and even more so – made with your own hands – enliven any interior. A decorative bird cage will add lightness and tenderness to your home environment. She can decorate a Provence-style house and fit perfectly into a vintage interior. You can buy a ready-made cage, or you can do it yourself.
The cage-candlestick will create an atmosphere of comfort and romance in your home
Wall decor will look much better with such a cage.
Bright beautiful flowers will look very beautiful through the bars of the cage
Provence style decor
Flowers and birds are characteristic motives for the style of a French provincial village. It is not surprising that a cage with a singing or decorative bird looks harmonious in such an interior. And if you don’t want to be woken up by chirping in the morning? It is enough to leave a cage or its imitation in the interior of the house..
Birdcages can be of different types:
round, semicircular, square;
white metal or forged;
deliberately new or artificially aged;
The cage, as a kind of planter for succulents or other plants
The cage will harmoniously complement the design of the room, even if it is empty
The main requirement for cells is a spherical top. In any form, they can become a decoration of a room – a bedroom or a living room, decorated in the spirit of a Provencal village. They can be used for their intended purpose, settling feathered friends, or as a decorative element:
unusual flower vase;
aquarium for marine souvenirs – shells, unusual stones.
Even a house for a kitten can be made from such a cage of the appropriate size, placed on the floor. Place a soft bedding with delicate floral décor in the style of the room and let your furry friend in the cage.
There are never too many flowers. Don’t hold back your fantasy and don’t limit yourself
Hanging cages will complement the interior and will not take up much space at all
Bird houses look beautiful anywhere
Making a decorative cage
Having bought a ready-made birdcage, you can decorate it with your own hands. You can think of a lot of options – depending on the style and color of the space.
Flowers and herbs
An openwork cage in white can be decorated with a composition of artificial flowers that braid the cage lattice from the outside. Large artificial flowers can be placed inside.
Modern technologies make it possible to make artificial imitations of roses, chrysanthemums, orchids, which are not at all different from the real ones. Even one or three roses, beautifully located on the lattice or dome of the birdcage, will enliven the interior, fill it with romance and comfort.
A composition of dried flowers will look beautiful and fill the house with the aroma of meadow, mountain flowers. She will find a place in the interior of shabby chic, provence.
A small cage can be decorated with flowers from foamiran – a plastic sheet material that has the property of “remembering” the shapes given to it, due to which the flowers from it look realistic. A beautiful scented candle placed inside the cage will decorate the interior of a romantic bedroom.
In the kitchen, fruits and spices, for example, garlic heads, placed under the cage dome, will become a stylish decor element. You can plant aromatic herbs in a low bowl. Provence style decor ready.
Dishes in a cage will surely catch the guest’s eye
An artificial bird on a cage will radiate joy and pleasant emotions
In addition to the metal cage, you can use wooden birdcages – by painting them with white paint, creating worn effects. Shabby chic, vintage, Provence and others like them will gladly accept such a “gift”. A wooden cage can be decorated using decoupage technique, creating a crackle effect – cracks created in a special way – using craquelure varnish – will create a convincing imitation of wood that has cracked over the years.
You can create an imitation of an antique cage using the tinning method. There are different types of processing that allow you to achieve a spectacular look, as if the cell has retained a touch of antiquity:
prime the metal parts of the cage with red lead;
cover with linseed oil, oil-based varnish;
apply beeswax and buff.
You can create a patina effect, this will enhance the decorativeness of a stylish piece of English interior, emphasize the vintage styling of the house. Complement the cage with lighting – a small enough LED “twig”, and a romantic setting is created.
A cage with a flowerpot will harmoniously complement the interior of the room
Black cage will be a great addition to the decor anywhere
This option of cages with candles will add variety to any room.
With dreams of the sea
The Mediterranean style can be emphasized with a decorative object reminiscent of the vastness of the sea – place seashells, sand, pebbles brought from the sea in the cage. Place a wide and low column candle inside.
Home for a friend
If you decide to put a feathered friend inside the cage, you can also create an appropriate entourage for him – graceful thin rods, decorations in the form of leaves, twigs look spectacular from the outside, and inside you can hang an openwork feeder, a mirror in an elegant frame. You can decorate the cage outside and inside with thin satin ribbons in delicate shades..
Cells with mirrors will look unusual and original
Place the cage anywhere and it will immediately update the decor
When summer turns to fall
If you don’t want to care for a live bird, “put” a fake in the cage. You can create a whole composition – a nest with bird eggs-dummies, fruit-floral decoration of twigs, flowers and dummies of berries, fruits. A bright autumn red-orange palette will decorate the room, bring the warmth of an autumn garden into it.
In the spring, it can be replaced with gentle green-blue or yellow tones. In winter, create a New Year’s surroundings – coniferous branches, cones, snowflakes and bright or snow-white Christmas balls will bring the fabulous night of the fulfillment of wishes closer, fill the house with New Year’s mood.
It will be difficult not to pay attention to such a creation.
Such an element of decor will evoke only positive emotions in you.
A small decorative cage that will transform your room
How to create a cage with your own hands
If you love creativity and are interested in how to make a decorative cage with your own hands, pay attention to the following tips. The most common and uncomplicated ways of making bird cages for home decor are from wooden sticks (you can use barbecue skewers) and paper (newspaper) tubes.
In order to make a decorative cage, you will need 2 square flat pieces of styrofoam measuring 10 * 10 or 15 * 15 cm, wooden skewers. Along the edge of the foam, at the same distance from each other, you need to make several small holes (not through), pour glue into them and insert skewers. Do the same with the second piece of foam, putting it on the upper ends of the skewer. It turned out to be a cage.
A roof is made of cardboard, it can be painted or pasted over with scrapbooking paper to taste. Glue the roof to the base of the cage, decorate as desired.
During the holidays, the cells will be very appropriate, the main thing is to decorate them correctly
Placing the cage on the floor or on the windowsill, how it immediately transforms the whole room
Roll many thin tubes from newspaper. From them you can weave the base – the bottom of the cage, rods and the roof. Color and decorate the cage with flowers. If you choose the colors of natural materials – to create an imitation of tree branches, you can decorate the cage with flowers from flax, burlap, natural materials – branches, berries, cones. She will decorate the house in a rustic style.
A cage made of branches is in no way inferior to durable metal
Different shapes will complement the design in different ways
Turn on your imagination, even the worst ideas can pleasantly surprise you
It will not be difficult for a needlewoman to make a cage from scrap materials. Take a round box (for example, from Rafaello candies or similar). The top and bottom must be individually wrapped in fabric. Take a fabric with a small floral pattern. “Rods” can be made from skewers or paper tubes by sewing fabric covers for them or wrapping them with a satin ribbon. You can also make the roof by connecting the elements in the center. Place a bird on the dome or decorate it with flowers, feathers, ribbons.
Hanging cages over a table would be a great idea.
A cage with flowers in a Provence-style room will look very harmonious
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House for romantics
A decorative cage can become the basis for creating compositions with porcelain dolls, vintage soft toys. Whatever you come up with – birds, flowers, toys – such a decorative cage, decorated with your own hands in the spirit of a romantic-dreamer, will envelop the house in an enchanting atmosphere, return you to childhood or fill your heart with love.
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