Botanical wallpapers: 22 fabulous floral, leaf and plant-inspired designs

Our pick of the most beautiful botanical wallpapers, from statement leafy prints to calming delicate trails, will bring the outside in...

Botanical wallpaper: large floral leaf print

Botanical wallpaper designs have been a steady trend for a while now, and we still can't get enough of them! Decorating with these exuberant designs is a super easy (and quick) way to incorporate the trend into your home, so we have rounded up some of our favourite botanical wallpaper ideas, from forest ferns to tropical palms...

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1. Get a vintage touch with an illustrated mural

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Bring the outside in with Little Greene's Asterid wallpaper in Lantern, from the Archive Trails II collection. A reinterpretation of a fine 20th-century illustrative painting, the design represents the high-society trend for handpainted murals, the precursor to commercial wallpapers, £205 per roll. 

vintage mural little greene botanical

(Image credit: Little Greene)

2. Pair botanical wallpaper with dark wood for a moody feel

If you're looking for botanical wallpaper ideas, but don't want to compromise the moody aesthetic of your home, opting for deeper tones and pairing with dark wood flooring could be the solution.

We love this combination of deep blue tones against antiqued leafy greens from the Passenger Collection at Galerie Wallcoverings.

dark toned botanicla wallpaper in blue with green accompanied by blue velvet chair and side table. wallpaper by galerie wallcoverings

(Image credit: Galerie Wallcoverings)

3. Add depth with a rich leafy botanical wallpaper print

Royal Fernery is the name of this beautiful botanical wallpaper designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Cole & Son. Inspired by the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh, it is pictured in Forest Green and costs £195 per roll.

4. Go for a traditional Scandi-style  botanical wallpaper

Our obsession with Scandinavian style shows no signs of abating, but where wood and white once ruled, interiors are moving in a more decorative direction as companies embrace intricate patterns, and especially botanical wallpaper ideas.

The new Blomstermåla wallpaper collection from Galerie, launched in collaboration with Scandinavian designers Midbec, explores vintage, stylised stem and leaf forms, making walls a wonderful window into the Swedish wilderness. £54.95 per roll.

For more cosy Scandi room design ideas, take a look at our design feature.

5. Add texture with flocked botanical wallpaper 

A flocked botanical wallpaper is a great way to bring texture to an interior scheme and has something of a timeless feel to it when styled with classic white wood panelling.

Try this Verdi Green Bead wallpaper, £115 per roll from 1838 Wallcoverings.

6. Bring the outside in with a photographic design 

Evoke happy memories of  sunny afternoons spent relaxing in the dappled shade of a tree reading a good book with Ella Doran's Sunlight Through Leaves wallpaper. With an immersive,  photographic quality it's guaranteed to bring a fresh feel to any space, £150 per roll. 

7. Go bold with a graphic print  botanical wallpaper

Inject a cheery pop of colour and texture with the new Yasuni wallpaper from Harlequin's tropical Zapara range. Teaming inky drawings of stylised leaves in jewel and zesty hues it's invigorating and fun. 

8. Choose ditsy florals for a subtle style

Botanical wallpaper ideas needn't be blousy and bold or sculptural and striking, they can also be subtle and serene.

This Honesty design from Clarke & Clarke is a delicate, stylised pattern based on a humble seedpod. With a slight metallic sheen, the paper cleverly captures the wafer-thin, silvery quality of the plant. Try it in a home office to help calm and focus the mind. Pictured in Mineral/Gold it costs £39 per roll.

9. Inject some colour with tropical designs 

A statement design guaranteed to turn heads, opting for a bold botanical wallpaper can bring a playful touch of escapism to small spaces such as the downstairs toilet or cloakroom.

One of the papers from its Tango collection, this Bamboo Garden wallpaper from Linwood teams emerald green with leafy palms, bamboo canes and tropical flowers.

10. Choose inky illustrations for a whimsical feel

The Emilie wallpaper from Designers Guild features a cornucopia of hand drawn summer blooms such as foxgloves and echinacea, set against a subtle geometric background. Available in seven colourways, try this refreshing aqua in a living room to bring the outside in.

11. Break up leafy green shades with a pop of something bold 

Opting for a leafy print that offers an injection of colour, too, can be a great way to break up what may otherwise be a fairly green scheme. Use accessories to draw out accent tones.

Find this tropical feeling wallpaper as part of the Passenger Collection at Galerie Wallcoverings.

tropical leafy wallpaper in living room with pops of orange and greeny blue velvet sofa

(Image credit: Galerie Wallcoverings)

12. Opt for delicate floral prints 

For a calmer take on the botanical trend why not try this Chipchase Blossom wallpaper from Charlotte Gaisford? Pictured in soothing sage green this pretty repeat design would make a serene backdrop in a traditional bedroom. £85 per roll. 

13. Embrace the succulent trend with a bold botanical wallpaper

Embrace the broad, sculptural leaves of your favourite house plant with this Lush Succulents wallpaper, £150 per roll, Mind the Gap at Rose & Grey.

Mind the Gap Lush Succulents wallpaper

(Image credit: Mind the Gap)

14. Enhance a small space with neutral colours

A simple ditsy design featuring meadow grasses and folksy Scandi feel, this Erin wallpaper from John Lewis' Croft Collection offers delicate, easy-to-live with pattern. Pictured in versatile Slate colourway it makes a versatile backdrop - team with tonal neutrals and natural wood for a calm look or try pops of vivid yellow or green for added zing. £25 per roll.

15. Dare to go dark with moody leaf prints

We love everything about dark and moody interiors, and this Barneby Gates' Ivy wallpaper is no exception. Imbued with fairytale mysticism, the design will leave dinner guests spellbound when used wall-to-wall in a showstopping dining room, £81 per roll.

Barneby Gates Deep Green Ivy wallpaper

(Image credit: Barneby Gates)

16. Combine botanical prints with geometric botanical shapes

Swedish for ivy, this 'Murgrona' wallpaper design combines the trend for both botanics and geometrics. A simple lattice design with a graphic Scandi feel it makes a versatile backdrop for everyday spaces. £76 per roll at Sandberg. 

17. Try an abstract  botanical wallpaper

It's definitely more of a statement print than a lot of floral wallpapers, but we love this modern take on the traditional English rose motif. 

This is literally perfect for anyone who wants to embrace the floral trend but finds that flowers can be a bit too fussy. £126 per roll at Curious Egg

(Image credit: Curious Egg)

18. Go for a vibrant jungle print

If classic blooms aren't your thing, why not try a more graphic jungle wallpaper? This Santa Fe print by Lucy Tiffney is fresh, lively and colourful (it's also a favourite with Nicola Broughton A.K.A interior Instagrammer The Girl with the Green Sofa). 

(Image credit: Lucy Tiffney)

19. Create atmosphere with a dark-toned botanical wallpaper

Create atmosphere and embrace the dark interiors trend with a moody-toned botanical wallpaper that's gender-neutral in style.

The delicate, fine white lines featured in this Trees Deep Petrol Wallpaper from Cloudberry Living soften the use of a dark shade.

If you like the idea of a more atmospheric scheme, browse our dark and atmospheric decorating ideas.

dark toned botanicla print wallpaper by cloudberry living

(Image credit: Cloudberry Living)

20. Mix soft greens and muted yellows

We love the mix of soft, subtle green with a limey pale yellow. The combination is contrasting enough to add a bit of interest to the space, but that fresh, nature inspired palette is still prominent. You can also build up the textures and prints, and don't be afraid to use more than one botanical motif in your room. Here, Cole & Son's Great Vine wallpaper totally works with the more tropical print of the bed linen

Botanical wallpaper in a bedroom with a yellow bed and chair

(Image credit: John Lewis)

21. Add drama to a small bathroom with a dark botanical wallpaper

Working with a small bathroom and scared of going for a dark colour? We say go for it, be brave, pick a dark paint and mix it with an botanical wallpaper to match. Pinch this idea and choose a wallpaper with a lighter print – even a metallic print would work in a smaller space. Add a mirror, add a bit of light and space, and voilà, you'll wonder way you ever doubted going for that deep teal. 

The paint used in this bathroom is Benjamin Moore, Calypso Green and that gorgeous wallpaper is by Anna Clover.

Bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore Calypso Green

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

22. Create interest with an unexpected print

We can't get enough of this unusual botanical wallpaper from Cole & Son. It's so deep and lush, and the print is so intricate it would make a statement in any space. We would say if you are going to pick a more complex, relatively small print, keep the rest of your room plain – slimline, simple furniture in colours that match the wallpaper – and don't have anything too fuss of the floor either, we think bare floorboards and a plain rug would work best.

Forest wallpaper by Cole & Son in a dining room with dark chairs and table

(Image credit: Cole & Son)

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Pippa is Style Editor for Period Living magazine and spends many a weekend exploring the Cotswolds for decorating shoot ideas. A collector at heart, she is currently looking for a vintage cabinet to store her favourite wares.