It’s easy to see why butterflies are a very popular decorating accent for the home – they are colourful and encapsulate a feeling of joy. For the home decorator who wants to ‘style with butterflies’, there is no shortage of butterfly themed home furnishings – from cushions and bedspreads to wallpaper and blinds. Here are some ideas to help you to decorate with a butterfly theme in your home.
For people who sew, there are many ways to liven up the interior of your home with butterfly fabric projects. Butterfly fabrics are available in a wide variety of colors and designs. This website is devoted mostly to selling fabric with ‘bug’ designs – you can choose from various butterfly patterns.
For more inspiration, check out the free instructions and pattern for a cute butterfly quilt block here. It would look great in a children’s room, especially if you use young fun colors. However, butterfly quilt patterns are versatile enough to look great in any room of the house – just use more traditional colors for a more grown-up look. Check out this fetching butterfly bedspread, which looks great against lime green walls.
If you don’t sew, there are also many butterfly fabric home furnishings which you can buy. For the living room or bathroom, look for butterfly fabric cushions, curtains, bedspreads and throws for the sofa.
Rooms like the bathroom, kitchen and dining room are unexpected places where you can decorate with butterflies. This bathroom set includes a butterfly shower curtain, soap dish, toothbrush holder and more.
The delightful shape of butterflies is a striking design accent. The wallpaper shown here uses the butterfly design in a subtle way. For an elegant look, search for patterns which accentuate the silhouette of butterflies by using only a few colors.
Another delightful design aspect of butterflies is their random flight patterns. Butterfly designs look perfectly natural scattered randomly around the room. Try decorating with butterfly designs in unexpected places around a room – for instance, on walls, on a rug, or on a room divider screen.
However you decide to decorate your home with butterflies, remember to have fun – after all, decorating with butterflies in your home shows a free spirit.