Trend Update: Birds

(collage of bird adorned fabrics courtesy of Elle Decor) "Birds of a feather flock together" and that certainly is true this season. Birds are everywhere from accent pillows, bedding, accessories, lamps and even custom draperies. Nature has always served as a great inspiration for interior design. You will see this trend linger into spring of 2013. Coincidentally, "nesting" tables are also a top pick for interior design this year, too.

So we thought we would put these two trends together for a style update that can help you bring these fresh, hip design ideas into your own home decor. Birds are colorful, graceful and perfect for interior design. They bring a natural touch of beauty to bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and even bathrooms and laundry areas.

But not just birds...we are also seeing bird houses and cages popping up in designer looks. From, this elegant living room, includes symmetrical bird prints that add interest and a pop of color to the space.

This modern eclectic study uses a bright yellow color contrasted with black and white...but throughout the room, from the wall murals to the accent pillows, notice the whimsical use of birds.

Here, bird cages are used as unique picture frames on a wall.

These golden cages are used as conversation pieces on this living room table. Their yellow color coordinates with the wing chairs and the interesting shape and design is a unique touch for this stylish living room.

Look at this table lamp serving as a perch for some sweet chickadees. This is just one of many subtle ways to bring this trend into your home.

This Hammary Hidden Treasures Two Door Cabinet with a mural of birds and flowers and a distressed white finish is the perfect storage chest. It brings a lighthearted beauty and function to so many rooms from your front hallway to a guest bedroom and is available at Belfort Furniture.

Here is a beautiful accent chair from Universal, the Home Upholstered Chair with Turned Feet. This accent chair is also on display in our showroom and has a gorgeous gray fabric with a subtle natural print of trees...and of course some birds.

Or the Sam Moore Kenly Transitional Exposed Wood Chair with Curved Wings, it will become your favorite reading chair in no time.

To go along with these accent chairs, Belfort Furniture has some great options for "nesting" tables. And to give you a "birds-eye view" on these special accent is a bit of history. The idea of nesting tables started approximately two centuries ago. English furniture designer Thomas Sheraton popularized the versatile quartetto table—a four-piece stacking set that graduated in size. The components served as movable accent tables that could be used for anything and could be easily stored.

Today, these tables are called "nesting" tables and usually come in sets of 2 or 3. The tables are different sizes and fit together like a puzzle, with one table fitting underneath or inside the other, so that when put together, they only take up the space of one table. They come in a variety of shapes and styles and are a handy addition to your living room, bedroom or anywhere you need extra versatility. They are great for entertaining and can be used anywhere in a pinch. Here are a few pictures that show how they can enhance a beautiful room while bringing an important functionality when needed. This picture from shows a stylish living room enhanced by some nesting tables.

Belfort furniture has a great selection of nesting tables that can work in so many rooms. Here are a few nesting tables that are on display in our showroom. The 3-Piece Nesting Chairside Table with Mosaic Tile Inlay brings an interesting look with Mosaic Tile Inlay on each nesting table top.

This Juniper Cocktail table with four nesting Ottomans gives you the option of extra seating or a place to put an additional tray of appetizers. The set works great for small spaces and gives you more options when you need them.

Or the gorgeous Ailani Modern black glass top nesting tables. This table is also available as a cocktail table or end table and offered in a brushed nickel finish.

For another modern look this Lumeno Glass Nesting 3 Piece Cocktail Table is a stunning, unique look for a contemporary living room.

Starting a new decorating project? Belfort Furniture has an experienced, professional design team that can help you with your design needs. No project is too big or too small.  We can help you design your living room, bedroom or your entire house. We have a vast selection of accessories and we have custom bedding and draperies as well. Our manufacturers have a huge selection of fabrics with hundreds of colors,textures, prints and patterns. We can take the stress out of any interior design project and help bring a designer look into your home today.

Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, and is easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington D.C., we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “2012 Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association and has been voted “Best Furniture Store” in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.