Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Decorating With Botanical Prints


Botanical prints are no longer the wallflowers of interior design. Floral prints, big and small, have been a trend on the runways and as we know, that always trickles down to home interiors as well. Floral and plant prints are a fun and feminine trend that always cycles back into favor and this year their popularity is skyrocketing. I personally am glad to see florals blooming again after a long hiatus because of over saturation in the 1980's. This post features the botanical print and how it can give a room instant charm and personality.

 In the 1700's and 1800's, known as the Golden Age of Botanical Art, there was a growing interest in nature so the botanical illustration was an important tool to record the plants being collected by explorers from all over the world. These beautiful water colored illustrations detailed plant growth from the seed to the flower and included the Latin name for each specimen.

When you look through decorating magazines or on line decorating blogs you will see that it looks as if there has been a return to Science 101. Botanica is everywhere and in almost every decor style. Framed botanical prints will add a timeless touch to even he most contemporary interior.

Add a burst of nature to your own interiors with a few well placed botanical prints.



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Gardening became very popular in the late 1700's so illustrations were needed for magazines and catalogs. The illustrations usually documented all parts of the specimen........seed, roots, stalk, leaves, flower and fruit.


This room has a lovely combination of framed botanical styles. The small leaf specimens appear more like the classic botanical print while the florals on black background take on a more current look.


A grouping of framed botanical prints, especially historic reproductions, are perfect for the Traditional interior.


Always popular Flora Danica dinner service features a botanical theme. Organic greens, fresh limes and soft pastels make up a popular palette of colors as well as soft tones of watercolor blues, pinks and yellow.


The floral lampshade and  drapery fabric ties in wonderfully with the framed botanical prints. While  floor to ceiling florals are back in style, many homeowners just want a touch of feminine charm.


Another great way to incorporate the botanical trend into your interior is by purchasing a piece painted in leaf motif or attempting it as a DIY project.


There are so many lovely fabrics with botanical print themes on the market today. This Robert Allen Fabric bursts with energy, color, and wild abundance, showcasing lavish digitally printed botanical florals, inky block prints, classic damasks, and more. This thriving garden of styles captures the whimsical and diverse beauty found in the natural world while paying homage to current urban trends.

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Isn't this a wonderful chest? It is either painted or probably decoupaged with botanical prints.


When hanging your prints, group them to create a high-impact gallery wall. These shades of olive, gold and ivory recreate the look of antique botanical prints.


An old chair and a needlepoint botanical pillow that I bought recently while "treasure hunting".


Botanical prints work beautifully alongside striking patterns for bedding, cushions and accessories.

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Botanical prints have a watercolor softness about them that makes them the perfect choice for the bedroom.

This grouping of framed botanical prints helps to bring a vintage quality to this room.

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Hang a large print on your wall or you can also try to find a vintage botanical book and use the pages with drawings to create a group of smaller prints.

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Fabric manufacturers are taking the historic botanical prints and injecting them with 21st century flair.

If you want to saturate a room with botanicals there are collections of matching wallpaper and fabrics that will help you do just that.


Botanical prints make stunning gallery walls. They work beautifully in neutral rooms as well as those with "pops" of color.




Another lovely alternative is to create gallery walls with botanical prints in monochromatic tones. If you don't care for florals, these plant specimens are the perfect choice.

Yellow Verde Botanical Wallpaper By Kathy Ireland Home

You will see an increasing number of products on the market that incorporate prints and patterns that are inspired by nature. It is easy to refresh your decor with one of the many botanical print wallpapers, upholstering fabrics, home decor items, and even flooring.



This wall has been papered with pages from botanical print books for a shabby, vintage look.


Botanical prints are a great way to introduce a blend of print, pattern, textures and color into the home.


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I think it is lovely the way that an antique botanical print reflects the simple beauty and fragility of the flower it portrays

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I love the botanical drawings that have black backgrounds. The colors pop in such a dramatic way.



If you are looking for a large botanical print, especially on a black background, you will see that they are hard to find. This one and several other styles can be purchased from theevolutionstore.com. The reproductions can be framed...............

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.........or you can hang them like this one. To get a more antique feel simply rough up the edges like this homeowner has done.


Create your very own secret garden by embracing the botanical prints trend that looks to be a popular design element for this year.







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4 comments:

  1. Love this! Oh I do hope they come in strong. I miss seeing the florals. I do have them in my home but there is little inspiration out there. Great post!

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    1. Thank you Janet. I agree florals are wonderful and are definitely on trend. They tend to be bolder than what my style calls for but they are really pretty and it is good to see the young girls getting excited about decorating with them. Have a great weekend!!

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  2. Lovely! I've pinned several images for ideas and inspiration.

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  3. Really amazing pictures you shared above and i really like your post botanical prints that is really mean to me that i love the nature and i always used Organic skin Care and botanical which is really effective and free from side-effects and thus here you had used botanical printing too i like it most and i had also bookmarked your blog for further updates..!

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