This Throwback Look Is the Trendy Way to Style Florals for Spring

published Mar 19, 2024
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Spring is in the air, and if you’re looking to give your home decor a seasonal refresh, floral designs are a groundbreaking choice. For something slightly more unexpected and subdued, though, herbarium prints and patterns are undoubtedly the way to go in 2024. Inspired by traditional herbarium sheets and scientific botanical illustrations, these designs resemble flat, dried flowers or plants pressed on paper. This soft, sweet look is everywhere right now, and it’s the perfect way to add a touch of vintage charm to your home year-round. 

“While the herbarium pattern is popping up again as of late, this motif has been around for decades,” says Heather Goerzen, lead interior designer at Havenly. “I think its recent renaissance can be attributed to the overarching design trend towards more traditional, classic interiors over cool modernism and stark minimalism.” 

Below, check out a few simple ways you can channel the charming herbarium sheet look, from artwork to bedding.

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The most obvious and straightforward way to get the herbarium style this spring is by adding it to your walls. I personally love this hydrangea print from Etsy for a pretty neutral aesthetic, but you’ll find endless options on the site — and you can check out Lulu and Georgia and Wayfair for artwork in this style, too. Hang a set of four in your kitchen, bathroom, front entryway, or bedroom.

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Switching out throw pillows and covers is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to transition your home decor to a new season, which is why I’m loving these sweet botanical printed cushion covers from H&M. You can grab them in green, black, and yellow for just $13.99.

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Give your front door or patio the herbarium-inspired treatment with an outdoor rug. This moody option from Society6 layers well over a coir doormat or simply styled on its own alongside some chic planters. Alternatively, you could grab a larger size and style it under a patio table or lounger set to give your outdoor seating area a fresh makeover.

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If you’re ready to make a bigger commitment, consider incorporating herbarium prints into your space with wallpaper. Peel-and -tick options, like this one from Spoonflower, can create a fun accent wall or elevate a small powder bath. Or wallpaper the inside of a closet or bookshelf for a fun, unexpected touch.

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You can never have too many quilts, and this gorgeous botanical one by Rifle Paper Co. is a must-have if you’re loving the herbarium trend. Grab this vintage-inspired pattern in matching quilted shams, flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillowcases, decorative pillow covers, and more as well.