Birds are wonderful feathered creatures who bring joy and melody to your backyard. Watching them sitting and chirping on the lawn is a delightful feeling. If you have affection for birds and want them around your dwelling, then you can attract them by building an alluring birdhouse from the many birdhouse designs that are out there on the web.
Setting up a nest box in the lawn and balcony is a great way to invite sparrows, finches, swallows, bluebirds or other species of birds. So, here we round-up the most impressive birdhouse design ideas that not only gives birds a natural habitat to live in but also adds to the outdoor appeal of your home.
Birdball by Michael Hilgers
Stunning yet simplistic; this ball-shaped birdhouse by Michael Hilgers is an ideal nest for small birds. The Birdball is made from recycled plastic in bright colors which seems inviting to birds. The spherical design makes it a gorgeous addition to balcony and garden. You can simply hang it over your balcony or garden’s fence. Bird lovers can buy it at just €39 (approx. US$44).
Sunset Modern birdhouse
Sourgrassbuilt, a home décor workshop crafted this birdhouse inspired by modern architects of mid-century. The Sunset Modern is a perfect abode for small birds. Made out of bamboo, and protected with teak, glossy white and orange laminate; the bird nest looks more like a human home. Its wooden terrace and veranda seem inviting to birds. You can buy it for just US$349.99.
Birdhouses by Artist Brain Carlisle
Brain Carlisle crafted this unique birdhouse with salvaged material. The waterproof nest box is made up of two vintage chrome kitchen canisters to prevent feathered creatures from extreme weather conditions. It provides two separate rooms, which are spacious enough for birds to perch and build their nests. You can buy this birdhouse for just €581 (approx. US$640) from Etsy, and set it up anywhere on a flat surface.
Liquor bottle birdhouses by Larry Keisling
The Riverside resident Larry Keisling transforms liquor bottles into elegant birdhouses to raise money for a cleft palate charity. Collecting sugar syrup, alcoholic and non-alcoholic bottles; he crafted few birdhouses to initiate recycling. He drills a large hole on glass bottles to accommodate a bird and then frames them beautifully with his art of woodworking. So far, Larry has sold about 150 units and raised nearly US$2,400.
Old barn wood birdhouse by Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell decked up this birdhouse with beautiful details like a wooden hobbit home. The shell is made out of old barn wood and other reclaimed materials and is further detailed with brass hinges, metal latches, and door knockers. Besides being decorative, it provides comfortable space for feathered friends to stay and enjoy outside views from a tiny window.
Orator birdhouse by Katia Tolstykh
Katia Tolstykh designed a birdhouse that disseminates sounds of chirping birds through a copper loudspeaker. This stylish bird nest has an oak wood base with enough space to grow money plant and a copper cage with a slide-out bird feeder. You can easily hang it on your balcony, garden or back porch.
Rustic log quartered birdhouse
Moger Mehrhof Architects built an eye-catching habitat for birds to stay warm in winters. The rustic bird box is made out of fallen oak logs and metal. The sturdy bird shed can be hung outside the window, or over the branches of trees in your yard to catch the attention of feathered pals.
Security camera birdhouse
This bird abode gives an impression of a security camera at first glance. However, it is not a functional camera but is designed to create a sense of security. Made up of strong weatherproof material; the Security Camera birdhouse functions as a great habitat for birds. This bird nest comfortably accommodates a single bird at a time.
Key hider birdhouse by Looker Inc
Key hider birdhouse is not only a birds nest but also an ultimate key hiding solution. Looker Inc beautifully crafted it using cedar wood, with a key hiding feature underneath. You can hang this good-looking bird box in the balcony or near your window to attract chickadees and sparrows, while also keeping your keys inside the bird box safely. It can be bought for US$17 from Amazon.
Rustic birdhouse with porch
This wooden bird home is built beautifully with mesmerizing details, like a traditional home with porch. Made from barn wood, the handmade nest seems inviting to feathered creatures. Its door is painted with either red or green colors. The decorative birdhouse is a great addition to landscaped homes and expansive balconies. Bird lovers can buy it from Etsy for US$45.
Vintage copper kettle teapot and clock birdhouse
Crafted from a vintage copper teapot and clock, this bird nest offers cozy space for a bird family. The spout functions as a feeder hole for the birds, while the kettle provides a safe habitat for small sparrows. You can purchase this bird nest for US$585 for the birds around you.
Natural driftwood birdhouse
Crafted from uniquely-shaped driftwood, this one-of-a-kind birdhouse offers a comfortable living space for birds. Its ecstatic, hut-shaped look attracts various species of birds and adds a rustic accent to backyards and balconies. Purchase it for your feathered companion at just US $45.
This DIY bird nest can be built easily with a coconut shell using a circular drill, hemp twine, and flat-head screwdriver at home. The coconut birdhouse can be a cozy nest for small birds around your home. They would love relaxing in this small cave with their family. It’ll look amazing when hung on the most beautiful tree in your yard.
Chrome Dome Studio designed a unique bird nest inspired by Airstream trailer. Airstream Birdhouse is one modern bird dwelling on wheels that can be positioned in garden or veranda. Your bird friends will fancy exploring this shiny metal nest.
Log cabin birdhouse by Machoturtle
The log bird cabin is a little treasure for your bird tenants. This DIY bird box can be made at home using cedar wood logs, adhesive and red paint. Anybody with good DIY understanding and a stable hand in woodcrafting can make this birdhouse. Birds around your home will definitely find it a welcoming shelter.
Space jet teapot birdhouse
Space jet teapot birdhouse is constructed using a teapot, washer, nuts, found objects and copper jewelry by QueenBeeAndMrMan. It looks like a small spaceship when hung on the garden tree or balcony. This bird dwelling is most suited for small birds like sparrows and hummingbirds.
Woven bamboo birdhouse
Invite colorful songbirds to take up shelter in this teardrop-shaped birdhouse made from natural bamboo. It boasts a natural design that seems inviting for woodpecker and sparrows. This decorative bamboo birdhouse can be yours for US$19.95.
Help birds live in a natural habitat with Corchito birdhouse by Brenda Osorio. Composed of seven natural cork pieces, it is an eco-friendly idea of providing houses for birds. Assemble it like a 3D puzzle and place it near the focal point of your garden to enhance the overall appeal of outdoors.
Death Star birdhouse
Available at Fowndry, this spherical bird nest is inspired by the moon-sized space station Death Star from the StarWars movie series. This tiny ceramic ball with single entrance hole can be hung on trees to become a comfortable accommodation for small bird species. It is available for US$39 from Fowndry online store.
This mirrored birdhouse is a cool creation from Superkül Inc. It reflects its surroundings with the mirrored surface. This shiny bird home was intended to showcase in Part of the Toronto Botanical Garden exhibition. Unfortunately, it is not available for purchase.
NeighBirds is an award-winning creation by designer Andreu Carulla. Made up of quality wood, this hexagonal nesting box looks simple but is able to invite loads of birds. It can be hung in your front yard, porch, balcony, deck or backyard to creating eco-friendly living spaces for birds.
Birdhouse by CPopp Workshop
This freestanding birdhouse from CPopp Workshop consists of two parts: an egg-shaped dwelling and a three-legged steel stand. The egg is crafted either from solid walnut or teak giving it structural strength. You can purchase this designer bird pod on request.
Tree-ring birdhouse by Jarrod Lim
Jarrod Lim designed this wooden birdhouse for Singapore brand Hinika. Built from natural teak wood, it is intended to make small birds feel safe and comfortable. Its layered design drains away rainwater to keep interior space livable for birds in all seasons. Its ideally-sized entrance hole lets in small birds, but keep unwanted guests at bay.
Google Maps-inspired birdhouse
We all are familiar with red icons from Google Maps. Inspired by these location markers, designer Shuchun Hsiao has created a birdhouse. Just like Google Maps helps us to find our intended destination, this tiny red-colored nest helps birds to find their home.
Birdhouse by L.E.FT
L.E.FT designed a birdhouse from 2500 empty stray brass bullets that were collected from different hunting regions in Lebanon. This out-of-the-box, bird nest reflects the uncertainty of life during the tough times that war brings. Also, it looks visually stunning and functions as a comfortable waterproof dwelling for feathered creatures.
Birdhouse roof tiles
Birdhouse roof tile is a great way to provide birds with a small comfortable abode at the top of your home. If your house has a shingled roof, and you love being surrounded by birds; then affix this roof tile to create an affixed birdhouse on your rooftop. It offers great ventilation and protection to small species of birds. You can buy this unique bird habitat for €162 (approx. US$181).
Birdhouse by Paul Clark
With an aim to utilize household waste items, Paul Clark has designed an alluring birdhouse using unused plant pots. The idea is simple but can be effective to help the environment by reducing household waste and providing shelter for birds as well.
Affinity birdhouse by Ryan Bruxvoort
Affinity is a curved wooden birdhouse by Ryan Bruxvoort. It is designed specifically for sparrows. Its aerodynamic body featuring sweeping curves is made from maple wood and metal fixings. There’s a wire to suspend it to the ceiling or a tree. This creative nest box will be a great inviting space for birds around you.
Alphabetic birdhouse by Artist Nishant Jethi
Spell out your name or write your favorite quote on outdoors walls or backyard trees with letter-shaped birdhouses. Designer Nishant Jethi has created aviary alphabet-shaped like birdhouses that bring style to your home and convenience to feathered friends.
If you want birds around your residence, then build a colorful birdhouse with LEGO bricks. As LEGO building is a simple craft, you can easily build a dwelling of any shape and size. Make sure to add a bit of glue to keep all LEGO bricks bound together for a longer. By the way, composing a bird nesting box with LEGO is also a great fun play activity for kids.