I’m back, rested and refreshed after a fabulous holiday in the French Alps. We try to go there every summer, staying somewhere different each year. As you can imagine, the scenery is amazing, and the whole family really loves spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying everything that nature has to offer.
This year I found myself chasing and photographing butterflies! The alpine forests and fields were teeming with life; I felt like an 8 year old explorer! With wild flowers in abundance near Le Mont Blanc there was no shortage of butterflies to admire – always so magnificent and beautiful in their simplicity.
Inspired by our colorful discoveries, I’d like to share a few ideas for decorating with butterflies. I hope they bring a smile to your face and perhaps encourage you to add a few of these beauties to your home.
If you love butterflies, patterns and color, why not invest in some butterfly artwork like these prints by Hong Kong artist Simon Birch? Strikingly beautiful in this stylish Danish family residence (a kid-friendly holiday rental available via the excellent Kid & Coe), they will certainly brighten up any family or child’s space. Dare to decorate your walls with bright, bold butterfly prints like this Danish family in Copenhagen.
XL Tutti Frutti Butterfly Lamp
Available for $135 from AT LAST! Crafts on Dawanda
Look up! There are butterflies galore on this handmade lamp from Dawanda. Make a statement in a simple white room with this extra large tutti frutti butterfly lamp. Pretty, poetic, and eye-catching, the handmade lamp comes in a wide variety of colors to suit any interior. A lovely touch in a play area or nursery!
Sweet Set of 8 Vintage Butterfly Wall Cards
Available for $20 from Children Inspire Design.
I am a big fan of Rachel Peragine’s art and shop, Children Inspire Design. Offering a rich selection of modern, eco-friendly, and culturally diverse artwork in the form of cards, prints, posters and even DIY room kits, CID has something for everybody. Rachel’s butterfly cards can be displayed on a wall, made into a garland, or simply framed.
Available from Dutch company Onszelf’s Sweet Collection: see site for stockists.
Let nature in with this gorgeous butterfly wallpaper. I’ve never been overly keen on wallpaper but this pretty design would look stunning in a child’s room, possibly as a feature wall. Onszelf’s Sweet collection is original and inspiring, make sure you check out their website for international retailers.
Set of Nine Paper Butterflies
Available for $20 from PaperWolfs Shop on Etsy
Get creative with these pretty paper butterflies. Another wonderful store for those of you interested in DIY and paper sculptures! If wall-to-wall butterflies sounds too much, why not decorate on a smaller scale with these paper peacocks, swallowtails, and brimstones? Display a few on a wall, on shelves, in frames, anywhere that strikes your fancy.
Milo The Butterfly
Available for $56 from Colette Bream
Cuddle a butterfly today! Last but not least, I love the idea of a soft butterfly toy for little ones. Colette Bream’s knitted design is handmade from 100% lambswool in the USA, and would make a quirky and original friend for any budding entomologist!