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Did you know it’s the perfect time to start thinking about birdhouses? Many birds won’t use a house until it has a weathered look, so some experts suggest getting birdhouses up by late summer or early fall in preparation for the spring. Even if you’re not an avian enthusiast, the charming little boxes can be used in so many other contexts. Take a look at these birdhouse decor ideas and get inspired to feather your nest with some of these structures.

5 Birdhouse Decor Ideas That Aren't for the Birds: Fence Flair

Credit: Janell Beals

Birdhouses –> Fence Flair
Give an old, drab fence some pizzazz by adding a collection of decorative birdhouses. This idea from Janell Beals works well with a mix of different colors, shapes and sizes. Check out her tutorial to see how you can copy the look.

5 Birdhouse Decor Ideas That Aren't for the Birds: Pretty Planter

Credit: Nancy Ondra

Birdhouses –> Container Garden
Use a birdhouse for flora instead of fauna, as Nancy Ondra has done here. Little touches like bird figurines and feathers complete the look of this whimsically-themed container garden.

5 Birdhouse Decor Ideas That Aren't for the Birds: Mantel Topper

Credit: Emily Fazio

Birdhouses —> Mantel Display
Who needs a gingerbread house when you can use a birdhouse? This sophisticated Christmas mantel display by Emily Fazio is an unexpected and appealing indoor use for birdhouses. Head to DIY Network for more Scandinavian holiday inspiration.

5 Birdhouse Decor Ideas That Aren't for the Birds: Cute Centerpiece

Credit: Michael West

Birdhouse –> Centerpiece
If you want a spring tablescape that sings, try adding a decorative birdhouse centerpiece. Here, Michael West ties everything together with accents like plastic eggs, ceramic birds and faux nests. This setup is also ideal for an elegant Easter brunch.

5 Birdhouse Decor Ideas That Aren't for the Birds: Nursery Accent

Credit: RMS user jrlukaw

Birdhouse –> Nursery Accent
A basic birdhouse glued to the top of a coat rack is a tweet sweet touch in this girls’ nursery by RMS user jrlukaw. For now it’s an eye-catching accent, but eventually the little one can use it to keep purses, scarves, hair accessories and bookbags tidy.

Which birdhouse decor idea would you want in your nest? And do you have any more cute uses for birdhouses? Tell us in the comments below!

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