1. Choose a kid’s garden bedding set that has beautiful blooms in delicate or bright colors
Before beginning to create a kid’s butterfly garden bedroom, it is a good idea to choose the butterfly bedding prior to the color of paint and accessories that will be incorporated. There are many butterfly bedding quilts, comforters and bedding sets available, in a wide variety of patterns. Most butterfly bedding has soft pastel colors, such as pale pink, yellow, purple or meadow green. These colors work well in creating a soft dreamy feel. Another option is to purchase a solid comforter or quilt set and add giant butterfly pillows, sheets and shams in butterfly print. There is also butterfly bedding available in brighter red, orange and yellow.
2. Use the bedding as inspiration for the wall color
Once the bedding has been chosen, it’s time to select a wall paint color. We suggest bringing a pillow sham or the complete bedding set into the paint store with you when viewing samples. 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 for kids butterfly garden bedrooms 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.
3. Consider adding an adorable picket fence
A picket fence really compliments a butterfly theme bedroom, creating a garden inspired look 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 WALLIES pre-pasted, vinyl cut-out of a fence. Silk vines and flowers can be incorporated. A trellis with soft arches can run the length of a wall. One of the most compelling butterfly theme bedrooms that we have viewed, had the walls painted a sunny yellow color, where yellow graduated in shade, darker at the bottom, becoming lighter as it reached the ceiling point. Real fence posts were painted white, and attached section by section to the wall. Soft rose color wall paint was applied behind the fence section only. Large paper flowers were wound around the posts. Faux-painted grass, butterflies and ladybugs were then painted randomly. It created a very whimsical and magical look to the room.
4. Add plenty of butterfly and garden artwork to the walls and shelves
There is also a wide range of butterfly and garden theme artwork and prints available, or it can be 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 butterflies in a wide variety of colors. You can purchase them from istock.com. They can be printed and framed. If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop or similar program, you can add your child’s name to the image, adjust colors or combine several images. Dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, bumblebees, and ladybugs can all be used.
Some great accessories are nylon hanging butterflies, which 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/clothespins with tiny doll dresses in pretty fabrics against a wall.
5. Select dainty furniture that suits a kid’s garden theme bedroom
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 also fit in well. 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, second drawer background in 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.
6. Choose the perfect carpet that coordinates with your chosen color palette
A carpet in a soft grass green color or rosy pink that compliments the walls and girls butterfly bedding are a nice touch. A neutral color also blends in well and won’t detract from wall art and room decor.
7. Select the window treatment
You can purchase butterfly curtains, and butterfly hold-backs. Sheer white curtains fluttering the breeze, teamed with a gingham valence provides a stunning effect. You can also purchase organza ribbon, and glue small nylon butterflies where it ties, or randomly throughout the curtain. Floral patterns can also be incorporated.
I hope you have found these tips helpful. Have fun creating your kids butterfly garden bedroom!
Written by the Editor & Interior Designer for Buyer Select: Tracy Svendsen