petals, palms, and plenty of green: decorating ideas for ANY space
17 bold and subtle nods to nature throughout the home.
Published Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM
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by Marni Fogelson
What a lush-looking entryway. The large, leafy print gives the room an airy feel and jives nicely with the cocoa-colored wood flooring.
Plants look poetic from roots to flower on this sweet wallpaper; a visually intriguing choice for a small bathroom without being overpowering.
Black and white botanical prints create unity above a bed, even with contrasting frames.
Various types of ferns comprise this classic arrangement of framed botanical illustrations. The earth tones of the ottoman and the rugs as well as the mossy velvet couch help create a cozy, forest-like vibe.
This dramatic wallpaper, full of large blooms and ripe vegetables, will become a conversation piece wherever you put it, so choose wisely. It’s as if a plein air painter decided to come indoors and create a masterpiece in your home.
It would be hard to wake up in a bad mood with this repeating floral patterned wallpaper. We love it for a guestroom or another smaller space with plenty of light.
This room weaves a botanical influence with casually hung prints, a bold rug, and even a throw pillow (as well as real plants and flowers) to highlight nature in a variety of forms and carry the theme throughout without being too “in your face.”
The layered look works well with this wallpaper-flower print duo. Far from clashing or fighting for attention, the colors of both highlight the other, making them appear made for the space.
Birds and butterflies share wall space with flowers and fruits in this wallpaper, which features vibrantly colored illustrations. The cream-colored backgrounds keep the prints from becoming too busy; we’d use it in a playroom or children’s room.
Elegant and gorgeous, this wallpaper features a varied flock of birds perched on angled leaves and branches. The nursery’s scheme, which includes plenty of white and an abundance of light, is sweet, yet sophisticated.
This room definitely trends towards richer colors found deep in the woods (be sure to check out the beautiful black and dark green checkerboard floor design). Real plants are in good company with the printed pillows, adding layer upon layer of natural-feeling textures.
This room comes together gorgeously with the help of a patterned chair, matching shades, and walls painted a brilliant and saturated hue. The botanical influence is apparent yet incorporated easily into the room.
Most botanical illustrations are printed on white paper. The black background in this office’s wall hanging makes for a welcome and high contrast change.
The vivid patterned chair, the framed dried flowers, and the wallpaper covered with cheery, multicolored butterflies and flowering plants come together for a whimsical and covetable work area.
Sometimes a single piece of furniture is all you need to add a natural element to a room. This decoupaged dresser looks fresh and timeless simultaneously-we’d also like to see it with boldly contrasting color combinations (such as black and white or varied shades of blue).
A bold single illustration of a root vegetable grabs the eye and makes for an interesting focal point without creating a cluttered work station.