The term botanical stands for everything that has to do with botany. Maybe you've been to a hortus botanicus - and if not, it's definitely a must! There are several of these gardens in the Netherlands alone, of which the Hortus Bortanicus in Amsterdam is perhaps the best known. The Hortus Botanicus in Leiden is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Each section has a different theme: for example, stroll through the rose garden, the fern garden or the Chinese herb garden. Be sure to stroll through the tropical greenhouses where the most special crops grow, from orchids to carnivorous plants.
Imagine yourself in the tropics
A visit to a botanical garden provides plenty of inspiration. Nowadays we extend that jungle feeling indoors: with plants, green tones and natural patterns you can bring a botanical atmosphere to your home in no time at all. You see many prints of leaves, flowers and insects in this style. We see these motifs everywhere: cushions and vases to wall art. Real plants are of course indispensable in this living style. Make a statement with a giant banana plant or create groups of different houseplants. Complete your plant collection with a terrarium, with a botanical mix of different plants.
Ode to the plant kingdom
All that greenery in the house combines fantastically with natural materials. Think of woven rattan, bamboo, natural wood and marble. What is unique is that the plant kingdom – in addition to countless shades of green – also has many special shapes. And they are beautifully processed in all kinds of sustainable home accessories. How about the Vesta, a unique wooden wall decoration with burned-in motifs? Each panel is made locally from ecologically responsible oak. This way you can turn that one boring wall into something special in no time. The botanical drawings are reminiscent of the school posters that used to hang in the biology classroom.
In-house jungle tour
What you also see a lot now are special wallpaper prints with exotic palm leaves or jungle scenes. A great way to make a wall stand out in a room. If you prefer to keep the wall a little quieter, self-adhesive wallpaper circles are a great alternative. The Dana collection consists of all kinds of variants, for example with a soothing image of a foggy coniferous forest. Or with illustrations by famous nineteenth-century botanists and explorers. These originally scientific drawings are true works of art for above your bed or sofa and fit perfectly into the botanical picture.
Green, greener, greenest
You can also create your own mini-hortus in small spaces by hanging plants, cacti and ferns can be placed in a wall cupboard or on a side table. Plants and botanical home accessories are a beautiful addition to any room in the house, even in the bathroom. For example, go for a Greencatcher, a minimalist plant hanger with an air plant in it. The tillandsia gets its nutrients from the air through small fluffy hairs on the leaves. Also beautiful: fill an open cupboard with your favorite nature books, plants and cool accessories. Combine different shades of green and your botanical interior is a fact! .