Wing it – have a flutter with the trend for butterfly prints

Like most interiors trends, butterflies only have a lifespan of about a day (DISCLAIMER: this may not actually be true, and could be merely a mis-remembered fact from a Biology lesson 15 years ago. However, the “stat” about interiors trends is almost certainly correct). One minute we’re all over a look, the next it’s discarded like an empty trolley in the IKEA car park. But the butterfly motif has been bubbling under for a while - covering everything from cushions to cupboards – and this season it is emerging, well, butterfly-like as one of the most prominent trends. Use it to inject a bit of girlie prettiness into your home, its whimsical charm being an easy way to play with colour. Here’s our favourite pieces:


Bed head (above): the All A Flutter range from Laura Ashley

Pretty in pink: Red Admiral cushion from Jan Constantine



Prints charming: Andy Warhol print from John Lewis

In the frame: Butterfly wall hanging, Graham & Green



Bowled over: Butterfly salad bowl by Jasper Conran for Wedgwood at Mulberry Hall



Dressed to the nines: Madame Butterfly 9 drawer chest from French Bedroom Company



Fluttering fabric: Butterfly design from 009 Textiles



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Pip McCormac, Guest Editor

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