Botanical art to fit your garden aesthetic

When your garden is your own personal paradise, coming back inside your home can be a chore.

Outside you have the fresh air, the smell of your rare flowers filling your nose, the sunshine brightening up the natural surroundings at your feet.

Inside you have drab walls and stuffy air and artificial lights. It just isn’t the same! This clearly isn’t ideal, so what can we do to avoid this? Well, we need to start making our homes more enjoyable.

That’s why interior design is so important. Especially wall decorations. Without them, any bare wall you have is just wasted space. And why waste your space when you spend so much time of your life inside your home.

Another thing to consider is that it’s your home. You should make it all about you and your family. Life’s too short to worry about making changes to your home’s aesthetic!

So, what are you going to decorate your walls with then? Well, if you like being in your garden so much, why not bring a bit of your garden indoors with botanical wall art!

Artwork with flowers is classic

When someone mentions the word ‘art’ to you, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Chances are it’s one of three mainstream art types: portraits of people, surreal art, or nature art.

While portraits of people and surreal art pieces are great choices of decoration, nature-based art is so classic and timeless.

Van Gogh, Monet, Georgia O’Keefe. All of these artists are known for creating various types of art, but their pieces of artwork that depict nature are regarded as their most perennial.

While trends come and go, and it can be nice to jump on the bandwagon when there’s a trend that you like the look of, it’s so much more cost effective to pick decorations that will stand the test of time. Surely, we can all relate to this! How many fashion trends have we fallen into only to now look back on them and cringe!

On top of this, timeless has a strong association with quality, and rightly so! When you have guests in your home, they’ll comment on your good eye for art, red couch and be impressed by your decision making. And don’t we all love compliments?

Match your art with your garden

If you’ve spent the time to turn your garden into your private sanctuary then why not bring a bit of it indoors too?

A lot of people create a garden aesthetic in their homes by decorating with houseplants. This is definitely a fantastic option and is one that we recommend!

The only thing is, the types of plants that thrive indoors might not match with your plants that are thriving outdoors in your garden that you’re so proud of.

This is where artwork comes in! What’s the point in taking a cutting of your sunflower plants in your garden to bring them inside when they’re only going to die relatively quickly? Better to invest in some timeless artwork and always have beautiful looking sunflowers inside your home that match your precious sunflowers in your garden.

Choose art with plants that you couldn’t have in your garden

Botany is such a wild and varied field that there’s a broad range of plants that you won’t be able to have because of your own climate and humidity.

Think of all the amazing wildlife that lives in the jungle or the rainforest. This is unattainable for most people in their gardens at home, but with artwork anything is possible!

Not only is there botanical artwork of plants that you wouldn’t be able to grow yourself, but there’s also botanical artwork with surreal or stylistic elements that would be impossible to own. For example, botanical prints in gold, or botanical prints with ultra-modern designs and patterns.

These types of prints are amazing because they still fit your garden aesthetic but also provide just enough difference to be genuine artwork on their own right.

Cottagecore is the next big thing!

Listen, I know we’ve just mentioned about how trends aren’t the best, but give us a chance to explain! We also said about how the nature aesthetic is timeless didn’t we? So we’ve covered our bases there!

Cottagecore is about turning your home into your own private, rural cottage – even when it isn’t. A big part of this is using art botanical-based artwork to achieve your desired rural look.

With Cottagecore, you can go very realistic or very fanciful. The choice is yours!

True to life renditions of plant life in your garden works wonders for giving that cottage aesthetic, acting as a window to your outside environment inside your house.

Likewise, imaginative portraits of anthropomorphised animals, iconic toadstools, and cute little pixies or fairies also display Cottagecore features. Think Alice in Wonderland, and you’ll get the idea.

Russell Chen

With a rich background in Horticulture from the University of Melbourne, Russell Chen has over 18 years of experience in garden design and management. He has been a key contributor to our site, after serving as a chief horticulturist at a renowned botanical garden in Australia. Russell's articles often reflect his passion for eco-friendly gardening and he has been sharing insights into sustainable gardening practices. In his leisure time, he loves exploring herbal gardening and participating in community greening projects.

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