10 Best: Ideas for an insect-themed room
Ooh, my search for insect goodies brought up so much fabulousness it almost warranted two posts. But I’ve been firm with myself to bring you my 10 favourite finds if your little one loves all things creepy and crawly. Let’s start with the walls. This dramatic wallpaper by the wonderful Timorous Beasties is probably a bit much for a whole room, but great for a statement wall (although it does also come in pale blue if black is too much for you) – mind you at £102.13 per roll, the less you need to buy the better!
I am in love with these wall stickers. Alfie already has the beetles from his KidsLAB Animal Tower sticker crawling around the skirting board in his room, but I’m tempted to buy these ants to join them. £29.99 from Decosticks.
Butterfly pictures are all too often overly girlie, but I think this multi-coloured button collage, handmade in the UK. £240 (yikes!) from Hello Geronimo.
I couldn’t resist adding this Famille Summerbelle ‘Love Bugs’ print, even though it brings the artwork tally up to two. It is utterly gorgeous, particularly the hanging spider and comes in this blue and stone colourway, or red and pink. Also, it’s a much more reasonable £35.
This is a fantastic idea for keeping soft toys (where do they all come from?) out of the way and looks great, although it inexplicably has a dinosaur in the middle (slightly ambitious spider?). Reduced to £7 from Vertbaudet.
For lighting the logical choice is a moth-based shade. There are a lot out there, but I really like the homespun feel, and zingy orange, of this 100% wool version, handmade in Scotland. £60 from The Wool Room.
You all know we’re fans of bright colours here at BG – how could you not – but occasionally crisp white bedlinen is just the ticket. I love the embroidery on this ‘Bugs and Leaves’ set by Luma Organic. £42.50 for a cot bed duvet cover and £59.50 for a single duvet cover, with pillowcases from £12, from the completely brilliant The Natural Store.
This grasshopper cushion by French company Auberginette would look gorgeous on a bed. Screen-printed apparently unstainable (if this is true – amazing!) cotton and £31 (plus a steep £15 p&p) from Bouf.
Spiders are tricky to include as they terrify some children, but I can’t imagine anyone being scared by Esthex’s Joe – she’s adorable, has non-threatening rope legs and plays a pretty tune (see also Simon Snail). €30 from Smallable.
Finally, a toy. Kidsonroof is one of my favourite companies and this cardboard dragonfly (you construct it yourself) makes an ace mobile, suspended from wire, or a lovely shelf decoration. £8.50 from Mimi and Bo (a wonderful site – check it out).
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