Obsessed With... Parrots

The last few times I went to scope out trends at home decor shows, it felt a bit like I was birdwatching. What was that flash of green: a crested cockatoo? Over there—a blue macaw! Parrots and other tropical birds—their likenesses, not the real deal—seemed to be everywhere.

As proof, here are a few of my snaps:

Parrot prints for every room.

Parrot prints for every room.

This was from a REAL BIRD, reconstructed into REAL BIRD SHAPE. OMG.

This was from a REAL BIRD, reconstructed into REAL BIRD SHAPE. OMG.

I think this was at Lillian August. Don't quote me, though.

I think this was at Lillian August. Don't quote me, though.

Parrot: Your days are over, Foo. Foo dog: You're lunch.

Parrot: Your days are over, Foo. Foo dog: You're lunch.

This budgie ain't budging. Although I think he's technically a parakeet.

This budgie ain't budging. Although I think he's technically a parakeet.

Goofy trend? Yes. But I find it very refreshing, because A) I love color, B) I love vintage ornithological prints and sketches, and C) I’m getting sick to death of all the other animal trends of late—the barn owls, the foo dogs, the octopi, the tortoise shells, the horses. Parrots? RAWK! I can do parrots. And they go so nicely with all of the jungle-licious decor trends I’ve been seeing lately, like palm leaves, pineapples, succulents, rattan furniture, and string hammocks.

Check out a few of my favorite recent finds.

1. Porcelain parrot and cockatoo figurines, $47 each, Wayfair. 2. Napa Home and Garden six-piece framed parrot wall art, $170, Wayfair. 3. Vintage cockatoo etching, $155, Chairish. 4. Peacoquette Designs Laughing Cockatoos wallpaper, $60 per standard roll, Spoonflower. 5. Vintage white hand-carved wood parrot lamp, $280, Chairish. 6. Parrots weatherproof figurines in Storm Blue, $280 for a set of two, Wayfair.

1. Porcelain parrot and cockatoo figurines, $47 each, Wayfair. 2. Napa Home and Garden six-piece framed parrot wall art, $170, Wayfair. 3. Vintage cockatoo etching, $155, Chairish. 4. Peacoquette Designs Laughing Cockatoos wallpaper, $60 per standard roll, Spoonflower. 5. Vintage white hand-carved wood parrot lamp, $280, Chairish. 6. Parrots weatherproof figurines in Storm Blue, $280 for a set of two, Wayfair.