I love using botanicals in design. Botanicals are drawings of plants that tend to be very accurate portrayals originally used for educational purposes. Based on my research, they first gained popularity around the 15th century. Artists often traveled to far away lands, drawing and painting exotic plants. People were fascinated by them, since the plants drawn were ones that most people had never seen in person. I love the history of these prints, and love the simplicity of the design. Usually just one plant is featured in a drawing.
I think they add a cheery, yet classic air to any room. You can add botanical illustrations in artwork or on pillows. Below you can see flowers on pillows. They add color to a room without being ‘too much.’
Here’s another pillow,
and another one.
You can also use framed prints which is the most common way you can find botanicals. I love finding a set of pillows or artwork. When displayed in a grouping, I think they have a much bigger impact. This set is my favorite! If you can find a set of prints, that may be all you need for the entire wall.