Decorating with feathers

Decorating with feathers is a great way to make basic flower arrangements stand out from the ordinary! Feathers can be used in conjunction with flowers, in place of flowers or as trim. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Feather centerpieces

Instead of just flowers in a silk arrangement, use feathers! Feathers bring an added bit of texture and life to the standard silk flower display. Pheasant and peacock feathers will add height and drama. Bright colored feathers will make your display eye-catching and unique. To add softness to a bouquet, try ostrich plumes..


You may want to leave the flowers out and make your arrangement entirely out of feathers. An interesting container can serve as a wonderful starting point. Search for one with an animal skin motif. Duck feathers in a leather container will add a manly feel to any office or gameroom. Short feathers at the base, with spikes of pheasant plumes, create an attention drawing piece for a buffet or hall table.

Exotic feathers can add spice to a bedroom. Put them out with candles for a special night, and create a very romantic mood. Or add feathers to the bottom of a lamp shade to create a romantic and unexpected touch.

Macrame and feathers

The newest trend is actually an art form from the 70’s but is updated for today. Macrame! Macrame is the art of knotting string to make intricate designs. Adding feathers to it makes it feel even more boho and special.

A stylish new dream catcher with feathers will add texture to your room.

This one is a great size and price if you want a feminine one.



Where can I find feathers for decorating?

Look outdoors for feathers of local birds from your area. You can use these to make a statement about your love of where you’ve chosen to live. Take a walk in a nearby wooded park and soon you’ll have a collection from local birds. Typically these are small feathers, yet they’ll say “home” in a cute display on an end table.

If you don’t have luck outside, head to the floral section of your favorite craft store. While you are there you can also find  interesting natural items such as moss, twigs and dried seeds to add to your design. A skilled florist will help you change these elements into a stunning display for your home.


Don’t be afraid to experiment. You’re sure to draw interesting comments and with reasonable consideration, you’ll add a stimulating look to any room.