x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Six of the Best: Bird motifs

Owls, hummingbirds, even the common pigeon are making their way onto all kinds of decorative items. Why not indulge your love of all things avian?

Etched wooden wall panel, Dh239, Indigo Living.
Etched wooden wall panel, Dh239, Indigo Living.

The popularity of the bird theme is showing no sign of waning - our feathered friends are making their way onto lamps, pillowcases, plates, walls, bedding and every other conceivable surface. From abstract to intricate, multicoloured to monotone, this trend can be worked in myriad ways, so there's endless opportunity to indulge your love of all things avian


Make bare walls bold with these birds on a wire. The Powerbirds stickers are the perfect accompaniment to a monochromatic colour scheme. Each set comes with 20m of wire and 12 birds. We recommend that you cut them out to create individual stickers - then place them exactly where you please. Dh375, www.ferm-living.com

Bright eyes

Oversized eyes peer out from this adorable mustard yellow cushion from India Rose. The cushion combines cotton twill with appliqued chocolate brown velvet to create an accessory that you can't help snuggling up to. Dh312, www.indiarose.com

Old school

This soap set from Fringe is too pretty to resist. The soap tablet comes in a cutesy hummingbird-themed container that would look great next to any sink. And with its jewel tones and intricate detailing, there's a real old-fashioned charm to this particular specimen. Dh85, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall, 04 350 5333

Limited edition

This eye-catching geometric Toucan print is made in the UK by Mengsel but available in the region via Boxed. We love the contrast between the black and white birds and the neon pink background. The product is hand screen printed with water-based, non-toxic ink on heavyweight 220g acid free paper. There are only 40 pieces of this limited edition artwork available and each is signed, numbered and dated. Dh231, www.boxedonline.com


Indigo Living's summer collection features these wooden wall panels with bird cage motifs etched onto them. There are round, pointy and square cages to choose from, and multi-panel pieces, too, but we've opted for this simple geometric one, which is understated but still striking. Dh239, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates, 04 346 6934, www.indigo-living.com

Glass act

Stout and solid, the Bird sculpture from BoConcept will command attention wherever it's perched. Standing tall at 11cm, the sculpture is made from mouth-blown glass, with a beak in bright yellow. Dh169, BoConcept, Khalidiya and Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 4144, 02 639 6545, www.boconcept.ae