Bringing the Outdoors In: Botanical Prints

Living in the desert, I am acutely aware of how much I miss the riot of flowers that explode across DC every spring. From the cherry blossoms to dogwood trees, from forsythia to azaleas, the colorful blooms always signaled the change in season that triggered a new lease on life and home. Since flowers are few and far between over here, I've been contemplating creating an indoor garden that will never fade by starting a collection of botanical prints.

While browsing around for display ideas, I found some wonderful inspiration to share:

  1. The delicate botanicals in this golden dining room help add to the light and airy feel of the space, and blend wonderfully with the live flowers in the room. (Better Homes and Gardens)
  2. These simpler prints of fruit and vegetables are a lovely accent for a kitchen area, and pair perfectly with this rustic desk and chair. The casual feel is carried over to the arrangement itself with its mix of sizes and styles of frames. (Country Living)
  3. These antique botanical prints add a touch of whimsy to the otherwise clean lines of this modern master bedroom. This regimented arrangement is a true focal point over the bed that helps to anchor the room. (House Beautiful)
  4. This symmetrical arrangement of different-sized prints turns a set of smaller pieces into one large work of art, and they all work so well with that bright green bench. The smaller motifs just manage to avoid looking cluttery because the rest of the space is so simple and open. (Southern Living)

Images: Photos (1) from Better Homes and Gardens, (2) by David Prince for Country Living, (3) from House Beautiful, (4) by Erica George Dines for Southern Living.

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