This homeowner used birds as a recurring decorating theme throughout the home. Scavenging at a scrap-metal yard yielded the "nest" letters, which cost a few dollars each.
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Coordinate collections of complementary colors. This wood cabinet and large art piece balance the room with a fresh palette of blues and browns while the floor lamp with a pea-green shade adds unexpected visual interest.
Vintage pieces are a unique addition to any room and are usually very reasonably priced, but reproductions can work just as well when the price is right. In the dining room, the Saarinen-style table ($150) is surrounded by $30 chairs from a discount store.
This vintage hutch doubles as a hiding space for spices and a display unit for eye-catching terrariums. For cheap terrariums, fill discount-store jars with soil, rocks, and small ferns, then add vintage toys, dollhouse pieces, and miniature bottlebrush trees.
An old roll of coupons is a fun pedestal for a flowerpot rescued from a garbage pile and for salt and pepper shakers purchased on eBay.
Once a built-in phone niche, this shadow box frames a beautiful display. Small pieces hand-picked from antiques stores come together for a subtle but striking presentation. To keep with the home's theme, a bird soars above the box.
An old hospital bed salvaged from a rusty heap behind an antique shop provides unlikely style in the guest room. Next to the bed, a distressed side table provides a place for accessories to be displayed and extra storage.
A collection of family mementoes and memorabilia is beautifully arranged, creating a personal work space.
A fresh green and white comforter is offset with a vintage daisy afghan, while birds on the pillows introduce the home's running theme. In place of artwork, vintage mirrors are suspended with yarn above the bed.
A scavenged metal dresser and chair join with the bed frame to bring an industrial edge to the bedroom. The rusty potato chip rack is an ever-changing display of photos, postcards, and other small mementos.