What you can do to get birds to use your decorative bird house? Most birds will only use bird houses if it looks inviting to them. They will also only use it if the food that they eat is in there. Monitor your garden for a while, and see where the birds sit the most everyday. When you see where they like sitting the most, go and find a sturdy branch to hang the bird house on. They will soon see it, and it will draw their attention. Eventually they will take interest and go investigate. Just give it some time.
Mixed bird seed is a good source of food to offer them.Placing a birdbath and bird feeder, isolated from the reach of animals like squirrels and rabbits can readily attract wild birds.You need to remember, too, that birdhouses are not homes for birds - think of a birdhouse as a nursery - the parent birds make their nest in the birdhouse. Birds lay their eggs and they raise their family. Then they leave (or they stay and lay another clutch of eggs, repeat the process and leave at the end of that breeding season). They do not sleep in the birdhouse (unless they have eggs or babies in there), and it is not their year-round home.