Insects for Your Interiors
Bring the Outdoors Inside with Surprisingly Beautiful Bug Decor
My husband and I live in a 1950 ranch-style home a few miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. When I'm not working, I like to do projects around my house, get out in my solo canoe or go camping, read design and psychology blogs and work on mixed media art.
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When I recently took notice to all the beetle, butterfly and bee paraphernalia scattered throughout my house, it kind of made me chuckle. Bugs in the home are not something I typically tend to promote, but when they aren't the kind that squirm and squiggle across the floor and under the rug, they're actually kind of endearing. Read along if you need more proof.
The butterfly painting on this shelf calls a lot of attention without competing with the overall vibe of this space. It goes well with the warm surrounding tones and offers a nice addition to the varying shades of red and orange.
These handmade butterfly embroideries — or at least what seem to be embroideries — add a natural touch to this contemporary bedroom.
I don't know anybody with a backsplash this fun! It's a nice deviation from the more typical tiled walls that most people have in their kitchens, and I'm sure it's a great conversation piece.
Beetles are said to symbolize protection, simplicity and progress. With many homeowners no doubt looking to add similar feelings to their own space, beetles seem like the natural answer.
Tip: Look for vintage bug and insect prints in the vintage section on Etsy.
Adding artwork to the kitchen can be tricky. This homeowner pulled it off by using a simple, symmetrical butterfly print that can be moved to other parts of the home whenever the mood strikes.
The best part about using butterflies as nursery decor is that you can keep them as your child gets a little older, unlike other decorations that they may quickly outgrow.
Because dragonflies are thought to symbolize renewal and positivity, they fit into a bedroom setting quite well.
If you are looking to add dragonfly wallpaper to your own home, check out the collection at Porter's Original Paints.
Butterfly decorations similar to these are somewhat easy to find and generally budget friendly. Because they can be scattered throughout a room, they tend to add a lot of visual impact while keeping the overall feel simple and calm.
The butterfly print on the window treatment makes this little girl's room feel fun yet sophisticated. Unlike a pattern that may have gone a more cartoon-like route, these blinds can stay in place well into her teenage years.
On the other hand, it's interesting to see how the same pattern keeps this young adult's bedroom from looking too serious. It's evident that this type of decor can be appreciated by all ages!
Accompanied by the fragrant blossoms on the living room table, the moth-printed pillow reminds us of the beautiful life that awaits outdoors.
Ideabook published on April 14, 2011.
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