Butterfly Garden Theme Bedrooms – Girl’s Room Design Tips

What little girl wouldn’t adore a pretty room filled with magical butterflies? A butterfly bedroom theme is simple to create and the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect theme for a room to dream, play and grow in, inspiring little imaginations through the use of color, shape and form. This design of room very much appeals to me, as I believe that it is a soothing and relaxing environment, filled with meadows, soft colors, grass, butterflies, flowers, and whimsical objects. Although this is how I envision a butterfly room to be, there are many variations that can be created.

Before beginning a butterfly theme bedroom, it is a good idea to choose the bedding prior to the color of paint and accessories that will be incorporated. There are many butterfly quilts, comforters and bedding sets available in a wide variety of patterns. Most butterfly bedding is generally in soft pastels such as pale pink, yellow, purple or meadow green. Another option is to purchase a solid comforter or quilt set and add giant butterfly pillows, sheets and shams in butterfly print. Butterfly bedding is also available in brighter red, orange and yellow tones.

Once the bedding has been chosen, it’s time to select a wall paint color. I suggest bringing a pillow sham into the paint store with you when viewing samples. This ensures that the right shade of color will be used. Once the walls are painted, a butterfly theme wallpaper border can be added. Other options include butterfly wall stencils, murals, or hand-painted garden scenes with butterflies, bees, flowers, and a picket fence. For those not wanting to paint, you can also purchase stick on wall decals or wallpaper murals. A creative idea is to paint or apply a purchased mural of a beautiful garden scene and add a wood frame with shutters around it to depict a window.

Creative Design Ideas:

A picket fence really compliments the butterfly theme and helps to create a garden inspired feel to the room. There are several options available in creating a picket fence. You can use real fence posts painted white, hand paint a picket fence onto the wall, or apply a pasted vinyl cut-out of a fence. Silk vines and flowers can be incorporated. A trellis with soft arches can be used to run the length of a wall. One of the most compelling butterfly theme bedrooms that I have viewed had walls that were painted a sunny yellow color, where the yellow graduated in shade. A darker yellow paint was applied at the base of the wall, and became lighter in shade as it reached the ceiling. Real fence posts were painted white and attached section by section to the wall. A soft rose color wall paint was then applied behind the fence section only. Large paper flowers were wound around the posts. Faux-painted grass, butterflies and ladybugs were painted randomly throughout the scene. It created a very whimsical and soft look to the room.

There is a wide range of butterfly and garden theme art work and prints available. It is also very simple to create your own. You can cut out images from magazines or books, place them in frames and hang them on the wall or arrange in small groups on dressers and bookcases. There are many photo stock images that can be purchased for a minimal price online. Artists create vector images of all kinds of butterflies. They can be printed and framed. If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop or a similar program, you can add your child’s name to the image, adjust colors, or simply combine several images. Dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, bumblebees and ladybugs are a great addition.

Nylon hanging butterflies can be attached to the ceiling or wall. You can purchase butterfly switch plates, lamps and stools. Little butterflies can be glued to an existing lampshade. Hang a clothesline and use clothespins to secure tiny doll dresses in pretty fabrics against a wall.

Classic white furniture looks wonderful with this theme. Be sure to choose dainty pieces that don’t compete with the delicate butterflies. Canopy beds or white metal beds are a wonderful feature. A sheer canopy can have butterflies randomly glued in place. Replace handles and knobs of furniture with butterfly theme hardware such as dainty porcelain with hand painted butterflies. You can decoupage butterflies onto a dresser or border around a mirror. Try hand painting a dresser, with the first drawer having a soft yellow background with roses applied, the second drawer background painted a soft pink with purple polka dots, and the third bottom drawer having a purple background with yellow butterflies painted on. Let fabrics, artwork and bedding inspire you.

A carpet in a soft grass green color or rosy pink that compliments the walls and bedding is a nice touch. A neutral color also blends in well and won’t detract from wall art and other decor.

You can purchase butterfly curtains, and butterfly tie-backs. I think that sheer white curtains fluttering in the breeze teamed with a gingham valence provides a stunning effect. You can purchase organza ribbon and glue small nylon butterflies where it ties, or randomly glue butterflies throughout the curtain. Floral patterns can also be incorporated.

I hope you have found these tips inspiring. Good luck creating your butterfly theme room!