Displaying Botanicals: 10 Inspirational Ideas

Last week I shared some resources for free botanical prints, and a commenter reminded me that free botanicals can also come from leaves and flowers that you collect, dry and frame yourself. Below are some inspirational ideas for displaying your botanical artwork, both prints and the real thing.

1-3. Collect, dry and frame your own plants and flowers. You can use them to create a gallery wallstagger them on a desk, or line them up on a dresser. Design*Sponge has a simple tutorial for pressing your own botanical specimens that you can find here

4-5. You can forgo the frame and hang mounted leaves directly onto the wall, or you can lose the frame and paper completely: Pia Jane Bijkerk only uses tape for her flower wall, and because many of the flowers, branches and blooms were gifts from friends, it has become a sort of "sweet memory collection".

6-8. Hang prints with binder clips, pretty old seed packs with magnetic clothes pins, or try layering botanical artwork to create wallpaper.

9-10. Get crafty. Collect leaves and make leaf art prints or make summery sun print pillows.

MORE ON DISPLAYING ARTWORK ON APARTMENT THERAPY:

(Images: 1. House & Home; 2. Design*Sponge; 3. Birdhouse Family for CasaSugar; 4. Tim Cuppett Architects; 5. Pia Jane Bijkerk; 6. Individual Medley; 7. Stina Ballerina; 8. Living Etc.; 9. designskool; 10. Martha Stewart)