My childhood could be summed up in just a few words...butterfly net, overalls, and bare feet. I spent my time in the fields near our home collecting bugs, rocks, and leaves. There were not many things I enjoyed more than catching butterflies to inspect up close. My dad told me that you should never touch their wings since they are very delicate and they would not survive. I remember treating them with care and being full of awe. I don't think I am alone in my fascination. Aside from all of the analogies with their transformation, they are absolutely one of Heavenly Fathers most stunning creations.
I have been so happy to see that they are creeping into home decor and becoming even more popular, or dare I say "trendy".
Wallpaper is one of my favorite ways that I am seeing this pop up in homes. A bathroom is a great place to add it. Bathrooms are not too big and so it won't get overwhelming. Plus, it keeps the cost down since wallpaper can be spendy.
Image: My Domaine
After seeing this image I am convinced I need to sit in front of a sunny window surrounded by butterflies!
Shane doesn't know it yet, but I am seriously considering getting these curtains for our bedroom!
I shared this chair on my facebook page awhile back and you guys went nuts for it! I don't think I could do a sofa in this fabric but a chair is perfect.
Image: Timorous Beasties
And I love the graphic nature of this one! I think I could get away with this one in my house since it has bugs on it too :)
Image: Noelle's Chairs
The way I have incorporated butterflies in our house in the past is with prints. I have always just had one print but I am loving the way this space looks with multiple prints.
Image: Curious Details
If you don't want to hang several, one large print can have just as much impact.
Image: Vintage Whites
Or you could create your own by cutting them out of paper.
It doesn't have to be wallpaper or a large gallery wall. It could be as simple as a pillow. I think as the trend picks up that you will be seeing butterflies more and more.
Would you ever add butterflies to your space?
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