While the weather is glorious and you’re spending a lot of your time out and about, you may want to bring a little bit of nature into your home to keep the summer vibe going, even when the weather outside gets frightful!
From the forest to the jungle, there are plenty of decor choices that can help you to transform your home into a natural paradise and, here at I Want Wallpaper, we have all the advice you need to create the perfect relaxing space for you and your family.
Butterflies in and of themselves are a work of art, which is why it’s no surprise that they are frequently a theme chosen for home decor. From wallpaper to soft furnishings and accessories, opting for a butterfly theme for your lounge or bedroom adds a subtle beauty and calming effect to your space.
Wallpaper featuring butterflies is available in a range of colours and styles – much like the butterflies themselves! For a feature wall, opt for a bold, brightly-coloured butterfly wallpaper and combine with a lighter-coloured or contrasting wallpaper. Our Flutterby Butterfly patterned wallpaper is a great choice for a feature wall; bright, bold and available in several different colours, it’s certain to draw attention.
If you prefer a more understated look, choose a butterfly-patterned wallpaper with a softer tone. Light greys, beige and soft pinks or blues are stunning and are sure to create a relaxing atmosphere in any room. This Exclusive Carrie Blossom Grey Butterfly wallpaper (pictured above) is a great example of this; with it’s muted colours and gorgeous butterfly and blossom print, it will introduce a soft, elegant vibe to your space.
Butterfly patterns are also a fantastic choice for children’s bedrooms. For more kid’s bedroom ideas, check out our blog post on decorating children’s bedrooms.
Plants & Animals
Wallpaper featuring plants and animals is another great way to bring a little bit of the outdoors, indoors. Calming forest patterns create the illusion of an outdoor utopia, and prints including animals and birds add an extra layer of fun and individuality.
Decor that incorporates birds is a great way to bring nature into your home. Subtle and delicate, birds have a calming effect and can be stunning to behold. Birdwatching is a hobby with a number of health benefits and if you don’t have the time or there aren’t many birds in your area, including them into your decor is a great alternative.
If you’d rather keep things understated, why not opt for a more subtle feather pattern? Feather wallpaper is perfect as it still gives you the opportunity to add a natural/animal theme in an astute way, without having to include bold or busy patterns.
If you prefer a more tropical aesthetic, we have a wide selection of wallpapers that feature jungles and animals such as leopards and parrots. To give your space an exotic theme, opt for brightly coloured wallpaper in greens, oranges and reds that feature birds of paradise, such as parrots and toucans. Textured leaf and jungle wallpaper can also have the same effect if you prefer not to feature animals in your decor. For a more classic appearance, opt for monochrome or subtle coloured wallpaper with animal and leaf prints.
This type of wallpaper can make a fantastic addition to a dining room or lounge. Tropical wallpaper is often bold and eye-catching, making it perfect for feature walls – though if you prefer to turn the entire room into a jungle Eden, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t do that too!
To enhance the theme and really bring the look of your space together, accessories are the perfect finishing touch. For lounges and bedrooms, a soft knitted throw and some cushions featuring plants, insects and animals help to give the room an extra cosy feel.
Ornaments are another great way of bringing a unique expression to your home. Try to stick with the plant and animal theme to really tie everything together. For objects such as vases and lamps, opt for items crafted with natural-looking wood and bamboo.
Candles and reed diffusers can also help to enhance the ambience within the room, as well as providing your space with pleasant scents to help you relax.
Plants are a wonderful addition to any room and studies have shown that the inclusion of plants in the home can help with combatting low mood and anxiety. If you’re not the most green-fingered of people, artificial plants are a wonderful alternative and can introduce the same aesthetic as living plants. Always be mindful of pets when purchasing live plants as many species are toxic to cats and dogs.
From birds and butterflies to flowers and forests, we have everything you need to turn your home into a perfect natural paradise. Browse our full collection here at I Want Wallpaper to create your perfect space.