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Part 4: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Botanical Prints

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

 

Floral Prints

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.

SCMKD 3D wallpaper removable large floral print dramatic

SCMKD 3D Removable Wallpaper Large Floral Print

Add some floral drama to your room

Offered in various sizes and removable

 

Spoonflower Pre-Pasted Removable Flora Wallpaper Floral print botanical

Spoonflower Pre-Pasted Removable Floral Wallpaper

Easy to install and perfect for renters

Vintage style

 

RoomMates Tropical Floral Removable Wallpaper orange green

Roommates tropical flowers beige removable wallpaper

Peel and stick to apply

No sticky residue left after removal

 

Wilco Art Framed Almond Blossom Van Gogh
Wieco Van Gogh Almond Blossom Framed Art

Classic and beautiful Van Gogh

Available in sizes 16×12 to 48×26

 

 

Eikei Botanical Garden Duvet Cover Cotton
Eikei Botanical Print Duvet set

100% Cotton

Vibrant floral print

 

Eikei Cottage Country style 3 piece duvet rattan floral print botanical

Eikei Cottage Country Floral 3 piece duvet set

Antique floral look

100% Cotton

Leaf Prints

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.

 

Murwall Banana Leaf Wallpaper Removable

Murwall Banana Leaf Removable Wallpaper

Easy to remove and perfect for rental or if you like to change your decor frequently

 

 

Botanical Wallpaper Ferns Foliage Green Removable mural decor

Muraviewall Removable Botanical Ferns Wallpaper

Washable, Anti-moisture, UV Resistant

Different sizes available

 

 

Vintage Botanical Illustration Exotic leaves 24x16 Giclee print espresso frame

Lantern Press Vintage Botanical Illustration Framed

Sizes 18×12 to 36×24 framed and unframed available

 

Susybao 3 piece duvet cover set Egyptian cotton botanical leaves print
Suzybao 3 Piece Botanical Print Duvet Cover Set 

100% Egyptian Cotton

Duvet Cover and 2 Pillowcases

 

 

Midnight blue botanical print chinoiserie duvet set

Eikei Midnight Blue Botanical Print Duvet Set

100% Cotton

Duvet Set -with 2 Pillowcases

 

 

 

 

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 1: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Plants

Part 2: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Rattan & Cane Home Decor

Part 3: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Earth Tones

Part 4: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Botanical Prints

Part 5: Bring Nature Inside Your Home with Natural Materials

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