Botanical prints make a perfect subject for gallery walls – especially at this time of year when our homes need brightening up. To help you curate your dream green-fingered display, we've picked our favourite illustrators who create beautiful plant-based artwork perfect for your walls.
Even better, pick up a copy of the December issue of Real Homes magazine for an exclusive calendar featuring all the artists below, along with 13 cut-out-and-keep prints of your own to frame.
Browse our edit of the best places to buy the botanical prints below, and don't forget to grab your copy of Real Homes magazine – on sale now!
How adorable is this? We're big fans of Rosanna Tasker's work, but this one is our favourite: called 'Sanctuary'. It's a calming homage to the peaceful process of caring for your plants. We only wish we had this much space to water our collection instead of trying to cram them all into a bathtub...
Working as a freelance illustrator from her Bristol studio, Rosanna creates semi-surreal scenes and narratives, with a passion for the magic of the natural world. Outside of commission work she is writing her own children's book, exhibiting and selling fine art prints, and managing a studio space with artist friends.
It's almost as if this print by talented artist Sakina Saïdi is speaking directly to us. We never need to be told to buy more plants – how many counts as too many, anyway?
Sakina is a plant-loving illustrator living in London and we love the cheery palette and positive, motivational messages in her artwork. She believes in bringing people together through love and positive values and her colourful illustrations will put a smile on your face (case in point, above).
Green Lili Art
Fancy matching your wall art to your houseplants? The Swiss cheese plant remains our first and true love and we're more than willing to get hold of a print that commemorates that. This one by Green Lili art is guaranteed to add botanical cool to any room.
Green Lili began its journey in 2015, born out of digital artist Michelle Collins’ love of design and belief that surrounding yourself with art throughout the home can bring positive and creative energy to every day. Her timeless designs bring character and warmth to your space – each created with love from their Sheffield studio, and brought to life on the walls of beautiful rooms all around the world.
We're peachy keen on this palm print from Stengun Drawings and can personally attest to the fact that it looks picture-perfect in a white frame. And with all this recent miserable weather, it's got us dreaming of tropical climes, too.
Stengun Drawings is a botanical design brand that offers premium paper goods including greeting cards and Giclee prints. Designed and curated by husband and wife team Brett and Caroline in their East London studio, Stengun Drawings combines a love of natural beauty and modernist culture. Bonus: they're also a no-plastic company and all products and packaging are 100% biodegradable. That's +10 eco credentials for every 'Add to basket' button we click, then.
Running out of room for your ever-growing collection of adorable mini succulents? We're a sucker for tiny cacti too, but we reckon this print by Hannah Stoney is a worthy alternative if you're ready to adorn your walls with them instead.
Hannah Stoney is a watercolour artist working and living in Staffordshire. She owns Yellowstone Art Boutique, a shop on the Trentham Estate, where she sells her cards, prints, textiles and ceramics.
Rachel Jaques Design
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Add a splash of happy to your home with this sunny print from Rachel Jaques. Incidentally, it's also perfect for a room scheme in this season's ruling shade, grey – so you can be bang on trend as well as cheery.
Rachel Jaques is a surface pattern designer and printmaker based in Devon. Many of her designs are inspired by nature, vintage fabrics and wallpapers, printmaking and mid century design.
After studying at The London College of Printing, Rachel specialised in screen printed textile design for fashion and interiors and is now excited to be working on her own collection of patterns. She is also creating some new hand pulled screen prints at The Double Elephant Workshop in Exeter, which will soon be available in her Etsy shop. We'll see you there.
Nothing attests to the cheering, healing power of plants more than this slogan print by Katrina Sophia. We're always looking for more ways to justify what could be conceived of as an unhealthy plant purchasing habit, and this inspiring memo is definitely one.
Katrina Sophia is a Nottingham-based illustrator and online shop owner, creating nature inspired illustrated wares for you and your home. She’s also a ceramicist and plant enthusiast – so you can consider this print an encouraging message from one green-fingered collector to another.
If you're looking for a beautiful piece of art to frame front and centre, look no further than Harriet Harker's stunning designs. We love this one for its moody, autumnal feel.
Harriet Harker Designs is based in Brighton where Harriet lives with her partner, two dogs and many house plants. She has a formal education in art and design subjects but her career has gone through a horticultural stage before leading her back around to illustration and pattern design. We're totally in love with her lush, greenery-filled art.
Talk about a statement print: this incredibly intricate pattern print is the perfect way to brighten up any room, especially if you're rapidly running out of surface space for the real things. Jacqueline describes her houseplant patterns as an ode to her own home oasis – and we can't wait to add this one to our collection.
Jacqueline is an illustrator and pattern designer who works out of her home studio in Hackney. She loves to create intricate & explorable illustrations that defy the ordinary. You can usually find her at her local silk screen studio creating a new edition or at flea markets adding to the vintage stash that inspires her work. Oh, and one more thing: you can buy her print as wallpaper at Milton & King. Action stations, people!
The Real Homes 2020 calendar
The Real Homes botanical cut-out-and-keep calendar is part of our fabulously festive December issue. Your special pack also includes an extra magazine on how to create a cosy home, as well as nine festive tip cards to help you plan your perfect Christmas table. Pick up your copy today!