Dragonflies are an ancient symbol of change, joy, strength and freedom. The pretty and whimsical creatures inspire creativity and spread harmonious and peaceful feelings. You can wonderfully greet your guests and make them feel right at home by sharing your dragonfly themed guest bedroom with them. Not only will this nature inspired theme give your guest room a wonderful new energy, it will beautifully express what should be embraced about life. This decorating article will offer some easy to apply suggestions to decorate your guest room in a lovely and symbolic dragonfly theme.
Dragonfly Decorating Ideas: Color. The wonderful aspect of decorating with a dragonfly theme is that the insects come in so many wonderful colors. You can easily choose the color that is most appealing to you and work from there. Painting the walls a vibrant shade of blue, orange or yellow will set the stage for an intriguing and gorgeous guest bedroom. I am a big fan of stenciling as I feel it adds such a special touch to any room and you don’t need to be a master at painting to have a desirable outcome. Stencil groupings of dragonflies on the walls, doors and even the furniture. Dragonfly stencils can easily be found at home improvement and discount department stores as well as arts and crafts stores such as Michael’s and AC Moore.
Dragonfly Decorating Ideas: Bedding. Target carries a wonderful line of dragonfly themed bedding including comforter, pillow cases and throw pillows. Choose a print that is primarily white or cream with delicate pictures of dragonflies interspersed throughout the bedding. The on line store, Wildlife Wonders also carries several bedding sets with the dragonfly theme that are lovely. Expect to pay around two hundred dollars for a complete bedding ensemble. You can also use any solid colored bedding set you already own and add a few themed throw pillows to save on expense and keep the look a little more subtle.
Dragonfly Decorating Ideas: Wall Decor. After painting and stenciling, you a really only need a few tasteful and pretty dragonfly decor items to add interest to the walls. A cutout mural of dragonflies, a few framed prints of the beautiful creatures and a pair of hanging lanterns with a dragonfly design is all you need to keep the theme running through the room. Filling the lanterns with a pair of tea lights will offer your guests a nice soft bit of glow during the evening hours.
Dragonfly Decorating Ideas: Fun Extras. A large coffee table book filled with lovely pictures of the popular insects can be displayed on a dresser or end table for a nice touch. If you have any large jewelery pieces featuring dragonflies, arrange the jewelery on a pretty decorative stand for your guests to admire.
Dragonflies are such popular creatures not only for their beauty, but for what they represent. The insects have relatively short lives, but use their time on earth completely and with enthusiasm. This is a trait that we should all aspire to embrace and develop. Decorating your guest bedroom in a dragonfly room will not only add beauty to the room, but share your views on life with those that mean the most to you.