Bird images are a design classic, and these cushions are a great way of bringing a touch of spring to your living room, bedroom or conservatory. Whether your taste is for realistic, cute, quirky or kitsch, there’s sure to be something in our top ten picks to help you feather your nest. In fact, why not spread your wings a little and indulge in a whole aviary of our avian classics?
1. Retro bird cushions, Magpie
These gorgeous 1950s-inspired cushions come in lovely muted colours such as sea green and mid blue, and are available in four designs: robin, thrush, wagtail and blue tit. Each cushion features a different and complementary design on the back as well, so you get two for the price of one. £20 each from Magpie.
2. Applique bird cushion, Aspace
Unashamedly cute, this appliqued cushion featuring a trio of patchwork birds is almost too ‘tweet’ to be true. A perfect accessory for a little girl’s room, it’s £28 from children’s furniture specialist Aspace.
3. Embroidered owl cushion, Barbara Coupe
This beautiful embroidered owl has such a friendly, cheeky expression it’s a shame to sit on it! The classic design in black and white will complement any décor, both traditional and modern. £65 from Barbara Coupe.
4. Canary cushion, The French Bedroom Company
We love the strong, striking colours of this silk-cotton blend cushion, £60 from The French Bedroom Company. It would make a real statement against white bed linen, or mix it with other brightly coloured cushions and pile it on a sofa for an opulent Oriental look.
5. Eagle Cushion, Story North
This stunning, realistic eagle will be a real talking point. Designed by Danish company by nord Copenhagen, you can almost hear the swish of the wings as the bird of prey hovers just before the dive. Available from Story North, £85.
6. Peacock cushion, Living It Up
The jewel colours and simple design of this ‘Patrick’ cushion make it a firm favourite. and while it would suit any room in the house, we think it would work particularly well in a conservatory or summerhouse. The tail is made from real peacock feathers, giving it a lovely tactile feel. £35 from Living It Up.
7. Owl cushion, Hunkydory Home
Another bright statement piece, this quirky owl is printed onto white canvas for maximum durability. Designed by British illustrator Lucie Sheridan, the cushion costs £26 from Hunkydory Home.
8. Lovebirds Cushion, Naken Interiors
If you prefer clean, contemporary designs then this Lovebird cushion is for you. Printed onto organic white cotton, it would make a lovely Valentine’s or anniversary present, or just a little treat for the house. £54 from Naken Interiors.
9. Humming bird cushion, Alison at Home
If your tastes run more to the exotic, how about this beautiful humming bird design? Based on botanical illustrations, the design is full of colour and movement. £34.50 from Alison at Home.
10. Grouse cushion, Cotswolds Trading
This classic linen cushion features a watercolour illustration of a grouse. The reverse is made from houndstooth check fabric for a quality finish, and the whole result is understated and elegant. £32.50 from Cotswolds Trading.