21 Buzz-Worthy Ways to Decorate With Nature

From botanical prints to specimen art, we've gathered 21 fresh ideas for showcasing the beauty of nature in your decor.
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August 13, 2015
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All You Can Bee

This dazzling print by Picturality is the perfect home accessory for a glamorous decorator with a love of nature. With gorgeous gold, a chic honeycomb pattern and that adorable bee, this print says trendy all over.

Floral Arrangements

If you love the botanical trend but aren’t quite ready to dive in full force, why not start with a simple DIY that adds just a touch of nature to your abode? These adorable botanical-print wooden coasters by Tidbits are just the thing.

Plants in the Pantry

The perfect botanical specimen for a butler’s pantry, mushroom wall decor adorns the back wall and adds a fun culinary theme to this stylish storage space.

Cloche-Up Butterflies

Perfectly-framed butterflies are a favorite for insect collectors around the world, but this impeccable butterfly garden by Urban Comfort may take the cake. By following these simple instructions, you can create your very own delicate display.

Butterfly on a Wall

In the midst of sophisticated neutrals, a gorgeous blue and yellow butterfly print is a colorful statement piece that celebrates the elegant insect.

Beetle Mania

Perhaps a less popular insect in years past, the humble beetle is definitely having a moment. Here, a beetle-print pillow adds a whimsical touch to a dark leather Chesterfield sofa. Photo courtesy of Modcloth 

Botanical Breakfast

Treat your loved ones to a special breakfast in bed with this DIY botanical tray. Simply collect a few flowers from your garden or a store-bought bouquet and follow these easy instructions.

Bugged Bedroom

For the true nature lover, a single framed beetle makes a bold statement. By hanging this incredible specimen off center just above the nightstand, it fits in perfectly with the bedside decor.  

Insect Art

A natural wicker table and printed throw pillows pair perfectly with a couple of bold botanical prints in this peaceful sitting space designed by Kari Arendsen.

Strings Attached

If using the real thing is more your style, take a cue from this stunning wall design by A Splendid Occasion. A simple clothesline pinned with fresh greenery or brilliant autumn leaves is bound to give your home a beautiful, outdoorsy vibe.

Put a Bird on It

This marvelous bird-patterned wallpaper is a bold choice that designer Sarah Richardson felt was perfect for a petite powder room. It adds a fun element without overpowering the space.

Glass House

This striking piece of coral is elevated to museum status when covered with an alluring glass cloche. Throughout the year, the coral can be swapped out for other artifacts, creating new features that keep the coffee table design always looking fresh.

Butterfly Bedding

When you fall asleep covered in this dreamy botanical bedspread, you’ll be sure to rest easy with visions of mesmerizing butterflies dancing through your head. Photo courtesy of Modcloth

Vintage Print

A vintage botanical print is given new life as the perfect centerpiece for this rustic mantel. Framed by white flowers and a rough-cut wooden beam, this classic print is the ideal finishing touch to this nature-inspired display.

Combining the Elements

Shells, coral and fossils look phenomenal when mixed with additional elements of nature, such as moss, ferns and other greenery. This gorgeous terrarium by DoodleBirdie puts a genuine ammonite fossil on display.

Under the Sea

While birds and butterflies are a common theme for nature-inspired wallpaper, this elegant bathroom boasts a stunning fish-patterned wallpaper that offers a more sophisticated vibe in this well-designed space.

Not-So-Big Bird

Simple, chic and understated, this black-and-white print allows the bold contrast of the navy walls and fuchsia throw pillow to take center stage while adding interest to the space with a dose of trendy artwork.

Butterfly Backdrop

Perfect for a little girl’s room, this multi-colored butterfly wallpaper makes a bold statement and keeps color options open for the rest of the space.

Metallic Masterpiece

What’s even more beautiful than basic framed botanicals? Glamorous gilded botanicals! Learn how to gild and frame everyday specimens that can be found right in your yard by following this simple tutorial.

Butterfly Fly Away

Sweet butterfly wall art mimics the grace and delicacy of the real thing. By leaving the butterflies white, the artwork is given a softer, more ethereal appeal. Photo courtesy of Modcloth

Feminine Florals

To add a hint of botanical style without fully committing to the look, add a fun throw pillow with a delicate floral scene. Here, a small pillow with pink accents continues the room’s feminine style and creates interest with a mix of coordinating prints.

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