Friday, September 30, 2016

Rustic French Country Birdcages

The look of French Country is intriguing as it is, but when you add a little rustic've got the perfect masterpiece. One of my favorite Rustic French Country Home Decor items are bird cages in metal that has been distressed or have the appearance of rust and distressing. We have 3 great pieces to share with you today that you can use with simple accents to make a statement in your home.

Our first item are these adorable lanterns that can be used inside or out and have been given a faux rusted green patina look. The possibilities are endless with these Bird Cage Lanterns in a Set of 2 from Melrose. Of course I would add our LED timer candles or our LED Simplux moving flame candles in white. I would also grab some brown pull moss and a few sprigs of green with delicate white flowers from the local craft store. This piece would be great in a bathroom either as a pair or split. In the smaller I would roll some crisp white washcloths with jute string and simply place them leaning to the back corner with small toiletries in the front (maybe a little birdie). Depending on space, I would add small rattan balls. Add a cute white tulle bow, burlap or jute as a finishing touch. Find a little white bird and perch it atop for the finishing bow.

If you have the space, these Larger Standing Birdcage Lanterns are great again for either outdoor or indoors. This neutral grey faux distressed look means you can do a lot or a little color and get a great effect. Taking a simple approach, I would once again grab a neutral pull moss from the local craft store for the lantern base and then I'd add either artificial or depending on your location real ferns. We have a great set of faux Potted Ferns In Glass Jars in a Set of 3, the pots are brown so I would wrap them in a natural color parchment paper with a jute string that is knotted. For a little color add sprays of a light colored flower, ex a very pale pink or even white.

These lanterns are versatile. Take these out in the mid spring into summer and add potted citronella plants to keep insects away and add a light lemon scent to your patio. Add faux lemons where room allows around the bottom of the plantings. For lighting add a small solar up-light from your local hardware store.

For end of fall into winter bring these lanterns into your entry. Pull everything out and add cedar clippings, cinnamon pine comes, cinnamon sticks and then place different height LED timer candles or our LED Simplux moving flame candles that have a simple burlap bow around each. Near Christmas add some faux sprigs of red berries or cranberries from your local craft store for a little color.

If you have a smaller space or are just looking for a little extra something, these Oxidized Birdcage Stand Lanterns make a perfect addition to your French Country decor by adding height and a little rustic appeal in grey that has been oxidized. Add LED candles or even a little greenery with delicate flowers and small birdies to add just the right look to your current decor. 

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