Decorating With Botanical Prints

botanical prints

Decorating with bold botanical prints is back! Between the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees, the great outdoors inspires ideal decorating.

The history of botanical prints is a treasured one, with European illustrators mastering the exquisite craft in the 18th century. Since then, collectors have marveled over the artists’ use of vivid detail and vibrant color to capture nature’s beauty.

Perhaps a result of the green-home trend, botanicals are becoming more and more in vogue these days, finding a place in both contemporary and traditional décors. Integrating these organically inspiring prints is especially desirable in cottage style, as they pair effortlessly with unfussy furniture and natural textures. Of course, these lively images aren’t limited to framed prints. Ferns, leaves, feathers, and berries are popping up on upholstery, window treatments, dishware, and wallpaper, too, providing yet another reason to adore Mother Nature.