Insect trend: 7 ways to work bugs, beasts and butterflies into your scheme

From creepy crawlies to winged beauties, discover seven top tips for incorporating the bugs and beasties interiors trend into your look

1. Come fly with me…

Drift away on a sea of tropical hues with this butterfly adorned wallpaper. Bedecked in warm oranges and soothing teal tones, it’s the ideal way to pep up a feature wall. Feeling cautious? Try cutting out a section and hanging it in a white frame for a quick and easy piece of wall art, or use it to line drawers for a colourful surprise.

Flutterby Pearl wallpaper, £20 per roll, Julien MacDonald range, Graham & Brown

2. Oh honey, honey!

Inspired by designer Fenella Smith’s love of summer and ‘warm, happy days’,
this gorgeous ceramics range is a celebration of nature’s beautiful bounty. It’s a bug’s life after all…

Ceramic bee range, from £14.50 for a mug, Fenella Smith

3. Pretty as a picture

Create your own creepy-crawly masterpiece with these wallhangings from Surface View. Just choose a design, then drag the on-screen window to select your favourite beasties for a bespoke print.

Customisable art prints, from a selection, all Surface View

4. It’s easy being green

Sit back, relax and take it easy with this botanical beauty from Marks & Spencer. Covered in discreet butterfly details and luscious leaves, it’s a dramatic but summery way to work the trend into your scheme

Harper love seat, from £699, Marks & Spencer

5. Bee happy

The insect trend is abuzz (that’s right, abuzz) with dainty accessories, too. Try propping this delicate honeycomb clock on a shelf for a gentle nod to the look. Bzzzzz.

Honeycomb clock, £12, George

6. The butterfly effect

Go for impact with this divine winged print from Osborne & Little. With an intricate motif in bold hues, it’ll send your heart soaring.

Murrayfield chair in Osborne & Little Butterfly Gardens fabric, £1,439, Multiyork

7. Dragon’s den

An insect-inspired print needn’t be overbearing. Try this monochrome motif from Barneby Gates, with intricate
dragonfly illustrations worked into a gently winding pattern.

Dragonfly Pewter wallpaper, £78 per roll, Volume 2 collection, Barneby Gates range, Wallpaperdirect

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