Framed botanical prints are one of my favorite wall decor statements, especially when hung in a grouping of 6 or more. A larger grouping can be beautiful on a living room, dining room or foyer wall.
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Building a collection of framed art pieces can get costly unless you use a designer trick and clip your images from an art book.
Oversized coffee tables books are a great resources for inexpensive artwork and there are even books on the market designed specifically with framing in mind.
Here’s a round-up of my favorite books with frame-able botanical art and some design inspiration to inspire you.
PRODUCT + INSPIRATION:
FRAME-ABLE BOTANICAL ART BOOKS
Frame-able Botanical Prints by Carol Mennig contains 92 original and frame-able botanical art images inspired by artist from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. The images measure 8″ x 10″ and have a more organic in feel to them. With over 90 images, this book is a great value at $18.95.
I just ordered the Instant Wall Art–Botanical Prints book for myself after seeing the images used in a stationary project. The book contains 45 frame-able prints most of which feature vibrant colors and intricate detail. And this book is only $14.59!
Botanical art on a black background are hard to find. The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts ($23.28) book contains over 100 vintage botanical and zoological images that would make a dynamic wall statement.
At over 600 pages and only $19.99, A Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration contains numerous botanical images from the National Library of Vienna. The illustrations range from flowers to fruits to leaves.
Basilius Besler’s Florilegium: The Book of Plants ($19.99) was first published in 1631 and is a pictorial document of the flowers grown in one of the great German gardens. The illustrations are organized according to the four seasons which could be a fun way to showcase images seasonally, as part of your decor.
Cactus designs have been a hot trend over the past two years and the book, Vintage Botanical Prints: Cactus contains 25 frame-able images from the early 20th century. This book was published last December and sells for $13.99.
The book, Botanicals: Butterflies and Insects is the most expensive art book I found but boy oh boy is it a beauty! $55.10
Including more than three centuries of drawings, each page explodes with rich colors and lifelike details. The images include exquisite flowers, delicate fruits, and exuberant butterfly images. Tracy from Right Up My Alley used the images in the book to create a beautiful art grouping over her piano.
Spring is a great time to freshen up your wall decor and inexpensive art books will give you get a lot of bang for your buck.
TIPS FOR CREATING A DYNAMIC BOTANICAL ART WALL
♦ Use a single frame style and color to create visual consistency within the art arrangement
♦ Use a frame with simple details so the frame doesn’t compete with the images
♦ If you’re using a mat with your frames, a simple white mat will look best with most botanical images.
♦ In most cases, you want to hang your images no wider than 3 inches apart on all sides. The smaller the images, the closer the frames. The larger the images, the wider the spacing.