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

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  • 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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