Place a Bird on It!

Portlandia‘s now-classic skit of both Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversmith placing birds on matters pokes fun in the ubiquity of birds in décor (“what a miserable small tote bag… I know, I will put a bird on it!”) . However, admits Carrie Brownstein, the actress who plays Lisa,”I still buy stuff with birds on it. It’s too hard to not!”

It’s true. Make fun of just how blessed these fine-feathered buddies are all you want, but they still make amazing additions to décor. As you tune into tonight’s premiere of Season 2, see for yourself where you are able to put birds on things in your home.

(In case you missed out on the joke last year, visit the first skit here.)

Crisp Architects

Set a bird on a branch. This metal sculpture of branches and birds sets the tone with this classic casual room.

Studio Zerbey Architecture + Design

Set a bird onto a shelf. This specific bird was made famous by Charles and Ray Eames, and also you may purchase one of your own.

Vendome Press

Set a bird onto the wall. These classic nature renderings have enduring charm.

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Sara Baldwin Design

Set a bird in the shower. These decals make a grownup toilet more fun for a toddler.

Supon Phornirunlit / Nude Decor

Set a bird within the toilet. Why? Why not?

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Set a bird onto the background. Some of the very best large scale backgrounds that have come out in the last couple of years feature all types of birds, from cute little chickadees to more foreboding crows.

Applegate Tran Interiors

Place a bird in a swarm. There is a contemporary Hitchcockian vibe into this room that is somewhat unsettling, and that is what makes it interesting.

The Virginia House

Set a bird within the crib. Hearing about how clever blogger and homeowner Jillian Woods crafted this wonderful cellphone for about four bucks inspired many people.

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Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Set a bird over the sofa. The powerful silhouette of this bird makes this painting a modern focal point in this room.

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Set a bird on a wire, and then put it on your armoire. These cabinets have a quirky custom made look thanks to a simple decal program.

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Set a bird onto a desk. I admit it — this bird is in my own family’s house in Maine.

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CWB Architects

Set a bird onto the mantle. Better yet, put two birds onto the mantle.

Tim Cuppett Architects

Set a bird onto a light fixture. OK, technically that should be”put some wings on several light bulbs,” but that just does not have the same ring to it. The birdy chandelier by Ingo Maurer is a contemporary classic that can inspire dialogue and glee.

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