25 ideas for using vintage botanical prints and illustrations in your home. Add touches of color to your home with vintage botanical prints!
I love the look of and use of vintage botanical illustrations and prints as wall art in our home décor. I used to think I was the only one drawn to these beautiful illustrations. I just knew they’d make beautiful prints for our home. Through the years, I’ve used them in a number of ways. I’ve ironed them on fabric to make pillow covers and squares for a quilt. I’ve also simply printed them on cardstock and framed them in some of our barn wood frames that my husband’s grandfather made.
I was so thrilled when I saw that Joanna Gaines used them over and over and over again in many of the homes on the popular TV show Fixer Upper. I did a little research in trying to come up with some inspiration for you to use these vintage botanical prints in your home, too. I’m happy to say my research was fruitful and I was definitely not disappointed! Take a look at these ideas for decorating your home with vintage botanical prints and maybe you’ll find new inspiration!
25 Ideas for Using Vintage Botanical Prints and Illustrations in Your Home
- A framed grouping in a dining room
- Framed in an old window
- Oversized print wall hangings
- Framed and matted
- Hang them on an old wooden hanger
- Printed on gift tags
- Printed on note cards
- In a grouping in a dining room
- Printed on old book pages and hung with hinge clips
- Hung in an entryway
- In a grouping above a chair
- In a grouping above a bed
- On a night stand
- To brighten up a powder room
- Over a sofa
- Decorate a bulletin board
- Create vintage botanical pillows
- Hang over a fireplace
- Hung with wood and D rings
- In a foyer
- Create a TV gallery wall
- As place settings
- Decorate a home office
- Fill a space in a kitchen
- Flanking a large cabinet
So, the obvious next question is, how are you going to incorporate vintage botanical prints in your home? If you have another idea, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment below.
Where to Find Vintage Botanical Illustrations
Of course, you can find lots of vintage botanical illustrations right here on The Birch Cottage blog. And, I’m sure, I’ll continue adding them, so you just may want to subscribe to The Birch Cottage newsletter so you’ll be the first to know. You can subscribe below:
Also, most of the free printables here on The Birch Cottage blog are available exclusively to subscribers of my newsletter. Throughout the year I share a lot of free printables!
Besides the vintage botanical prints and illustrations you’ll find here on The Birch Cottage blog, you can find a ton of vintage illustrations online that are part of the public domain. Here are a few of my favorite sources:
- Missouri Botanical Garden Library’s Botanicus Digital Library
- New York Public Library’s Digital Collections (my favorite)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library’s Flickr feed
So, now you know you know not only where to find vintage botanical prints and illustrations, but you also now have 25 ideas for using vintage prints in your home decor. I hope these vintage botanical prints ideas will inspire you!
Til next time…