Botanical Decor Ideas

Botanical Decor Ideas

Houseplants and all forms of botanical decor are about as trendy as they’ve ever been. But let’s face it, not all of us have green thumbs or homes that work well for thriving plant life. Thankfully, there are ways to infuse our homes with botanical elements that require zero sunlight or water. From artificial plants to botanical prints, here are some great botanical decor ideas to add some plant-inspired design to your space.

Botanical Prints in an Old Window

botanical prints as bathroom wall decor

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Vintage botanical prints are so popular right now that it’s fairly easy to find modern reproductions of them in trendy boutiques and design centers. But you can also print copies of the original designs for your own framing endeavors, perhaps using an old window like this.

Boho Makeovers on Thrifted Items

botanical transfers on a wooden box

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An easy way to add some botanicals to your decor is with simple upcycled makeovers on thrifted items, like this wooden box. Rub-on transfers of ferns and leaves give it that Boho look for very little cost.

Botanical Decor with Felt Succulents

Felt succulents

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They say that succulents are easy to keep alive, but if you’ve had trouble with them in the past, you’re definitely not alone. There are lots of faux succulents on the market, but these DIY versions made from felt are particularly charming. And you can “plant” them in anything you want.

Botanical Decor Ideas with Clay

pressing leaves in clay for pottery and ceramics

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Using leaves and flowers to imprint clay for ceramics is certainly nothing new. But with the rising trend of plant decor items, pressed leaf ceramics like these are more popular than ever. And you can definitely make them yourself.

Decoupaged Designs

botanical decor ideas with decoupage

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Another easy thrift store upcycle technique to consider is decoupage, which involves adhering thin paper or fabric to a surface so that it looks seamless and painted on. In this case, gift wrap with a tropical leaf print was decoupaged on a tray for a fun botanical piece for the home.

Botanical Display

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A collection of framed botanical prints, pots of faux herbs, and a natural fiber basket come together in a gorgeous botanical display at home. Nothing is too matchy-matchy and yet everything coordinates brilliantly for some garden-infusion indoors.

Botanical Decor Ideas with Salt & Pepper Shakers

making a cactus garden with ceramic cactus figurines

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Houseplants of all kinds, including cacti, are a big part of modern day decor. And if you have zero talent for keeping plants alive, fake plants are your best bet- whether they are of the silk variety or something more unique (like these ceramic cactus plants). And some of these are vintage salt and pepper shakers! Isn’t that a great new way to repurpose them?

Pressed Plant Frames

pressed plant frames for botanical decor

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Pressing faux fern springs in between glass panes is a chic way to create customized botanical wall art for your home. And this tutorial shows you how to create these frames from start to finish!

Botanical Decor Ideas with Topiary Trees

Artificial topiary trees in vintage candlesticks for Spring decor

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Faux topiary trees are usually made from moss balls from craft stores, but you can also use fake succulent balls (also from craft stores) for an alternative effect. And for an unexpected touch, their bases are vintage candlesticks from the thrift store– not terracotta pots!

Wooden Post Cap Cacti

Wooden cactus decor from post caps

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Post caps that go on your fence posts or deck corners are typically unremarkable. But a few of them sport the right shapes to turn them into- you guessed it- fake cactus plants. Plop a few of these maintenance- and pain-free cacti around your home and you have the easiest botanical decor ever!

Botanical Prints on Vintage Clipboards

vintage clipboards used to display botanical prints

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Clipboards are one of the most common items at thrift stores- thanks for that, digital revolution! Which means that upcyclers are always looking for new ways to repurpose them. How about using them to display botanical prints like these? Inexpensive, easy to find while thrifting, and it gives extra character to your wall art display.

Botanical Bookends

boho bookends as botanical home decor

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Plain bookends were the perfect thing to give a Boho-inspired botanical makeover to. And what’s more quintessentially Boho than the Monstera leaf? In this case, the inside of the bookends were given a photo negative effect just for fun.

Succulent Wreath

wall basket with fake succulents

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The selection of artificial succulents at craft stores these days is really impressive- and addictive if you buy them on sale. Filling a hanging basket with them is a fabulous way to add a botanical punch to your wall or even an interior door.

Woven Palm Wall Hangings

stenciled version of botanical prints

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If you want to create your own botanical prints, this idea might be just the ticket. Fern stencils were used on vintage woven mats for a double dose of botanical splendor- nature on nature, if you will. The woven palm mats give this idea for wall art a textured, interesting look that is definitely an inspired approach to botanical decorating.

Botanical Decor Ideas for Your Home

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I hope these botanical decor ideas have inspired you to add some natural, plant-inspired touches to your own space. Whether you upcycle or DIY it from scratch, there are any number of ways to add botanicals to your decor even if you have the opposite of a green thumb.

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.

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