Trendy, yes. Faddy, no.
Peacocks are no fashion fly-by-nights. Since the first royal decorator to the Roman emperor decided to do the palace in feathers, designers have flocked to the plumeacious bird. (Early Romans also considered peacocks a delicacy, but that’s another tale.) Cut to the late 19th century and designers like William Morris and James McNeill Whistler are putting peacocks on everything from tapestries to wall murals to earthenware. Fast-forward to 2012 and the big bird is back—and better than ever.
Are you a peacock person?
Sure you are. You don't have to be a fan dancer, ornithologist or fan - dancing ornithologist to appreciate the peacock's exotic beauty—today's look is fresh, flamboyant and überversatile. Whether your style is traditional, sophisticated, modern or funky, there's a place for peacocks in your décor. Read on.
How to decorate with peacock
The trademark eye of the peacock’s tail feathers is a classic design icon and works well when used as a graphic ”pop.“ Conversely, a larger patterned piece (e.g., a rug or wall hanging) can function as the focal point around which an entire space is built. Just look for fabrics, art and decorative objects that showcase the motif in the way that best suits your style. There's a perfect peacock pattern out there for everybody.
Peacock blue is one of the season’s hottest color stories. Shades range from intense ultramarine to muted teal, so finding the right match for your color scheme is probably easier than you think. In fact, a peacock’s plumage is actually a rainbow of shimmering jewel tones including blue, turquoise, indigo, green, purple, navy, orange and gold—so mixing and matching within this opulent palette is a great way to embrace your inner peacock. Lean more toward neutrals? A beige or white space is the perfect canvas for a vibrant splash of peacock color.
Nothing says ”I ♥ peacock“ like feathering your nest with its dazzling plumage. Whether they’re the real thing or clever look-alikes, peacock feathers can add the perfect exotic touch to any décor or occasion. Want extra drama (and compliments) at your next dinner party? Greet guests with a Peacock Feather Wreath on the door, then wow them with coordinating placemats on the table. While you’re at it, toss on a pair of our Peacock Feather Earrings and let the preening begin.
Bird is the word
Ready for all-out peacockpalooza? We've got you covered. Our collection of colorful peacock prints and peacock-shaped accessories will rock your world. From pillows to picture frames to objets d’art, there’s a plethora of great peacock picks for even the most ardent fan.
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