Botanical prints, both floral and leaf prints are back! I know what you’re thinking because you may have lived through the late 80s when the green and pink floral bedding combo was in the local department stores. I wore a mini patterned floral print dress or two in the early 90s. Well this time, these botanical prints or floral prints are are back in a more sophisticated way.
I read this fascinating article about “Why Flowers Make Us Happy”, by Psychology Today in preparation for this blog post. The article covers how flowers stimulate your dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. A scenario I’ve witnessed on several occasions is going into an overcrowded Trader Joe’s on a weekend and seeing a woman grab a bouquet of flowers, smelling the flowers and smiling. The crowds seem to disappear to her as she is preoccupied with the beauty and smell of the flowers. She shops in absolute bliss!
Whether you give them, receive them, or buy them for yourself, flowers help you feel important in ways that do no harm.
Loretta Graziano Breuning Ph.d
Fashion has embraced floral prints again as evidenced by Gucci who brought back from the archives their signature Flora print in 2004 when. I remember this time because I was working for the company at that moment and Flora was everywhere. Flora print actually originated in 1966 when Princess Grace was given a gift of a scarf by Rudolfo Gucci which he commissioned artist and textile designer, Vittorio Accornero to illustrate.
Fast forward to Gucci’s renaissance when Gucci’s current designer, Alessandro Michele brings it back and introduces to the men’s collection in SS 2014. The echo effect has been huge. You see flora everywhere in men’s fashion from Target to H&M to Zara, to now Louis Vuitton SS20 Men’s Collection with artistic director, Virgil Abloh. Men are not afraid of flowers! Thanks to fashion and the trickle down effect, floral prints have had some commercial moments and brought it to the masses.
So, with this said, you should feel confident about floral prints. You can decide how temporary or permanent you want to incorporate this design element. From throw pillows to wallpaper (removable wallpaper), or botanical framed prints to drapery. Your opportunities are pretty endless.
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Leaf prints like banana leaves have been a popular choice in design for the past couple years. It has been the signature print of the Beverly Hills Hotel. This trend continues and people have made bold options of buying wallpaper to make a statement. This doesn’t seem like a bad choice as it easily brings foliage inside giving you the feel of nature inside your home. Green is good! Green gives a sense of harmony and growth. There is a calming feeling and I’m sure this is why banana leaf prints are so popular. It’s just as endless decorating with this type of print as with floral prints so have fun with it.
If tropical prints are what your’e drawn to, there is nothing wrong with this. Especially if you went on a tropical vacation and came back inspired to make your home more relaxing with tropical decor. You don’t have to go all out, but can add a few elements into your decor. My post about bringing nature indoors with rattan and cane furniture is an easy way to do this. Remember, your home is your sanctuary! You can do what you please. You don’t have to live like an editorial in Architectural Digest or Elle Decor. Live your best life and do what makes you happy.
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Different sizes available
Sizes 18×12 to 36×24 framed and unframed available
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This blog post is the Part 4 of a my series, “5 Ways to Bring Nature Inside Your Home”. Each element has it’s own blog post which you can find with the links below:
Part 4: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Botanical Prints
Part 5: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Natural Materials