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With tropical temperatures and splashy colours on everyone’s minds as we embrace yet another Canadian summer, bird patterns are officially in style again. Although whimsical avian prints may bring your grandmother’s living room to mind, this decorating scheme has returned for Summer 2016. If you’re frustrated with florals and simply sick of stripes, turn to birdy prints as an airy, nature inspired alternative. This summer, fly free and draw your inspiration from the various takes on this décor trend.
Turn to sweet green and white shades and framed bird themed artwork: For a sweet summery statement, adorn your kitchen with contrasting shades of bright lime green and ivory. From cool marble countertops to slender green-painted metal chairs, a truly modernized kitchen space is the perfect area to display your bird prints. Usher in the spirit of the great outdoors with fresh green plants and a wall filled with framed bird photography or artwork.
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Decorate with bright hues and portraits of tropical birds: Create the ultimate island escape without leaving your urban apartment, by infusing portraits of brightly coloured macaws and toucans into the room. Meanwhile, try completing the tropical theme with a vivid turquoise-painted wooden chair and a rainbow-printed accent pillow.
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Use charming embroidered pillows to brighten your space: If you prefer bird inspired accents contrasted with solids, the look of embroidered cushions may be your decorating solution. A white throw pillow adorned with tiny pom-poms and funky, Eastern inspired embroidered birds is a gorgeous touch. To emphasize the bright and bold hues, pair the pillow with two solid turquoise or aqua blue cushions.