Botanicals

Humans have adorned their homes and clothing with natural motifs for centuries, and it’s easy to see why. Botanical beauty is almost irresistible, and some philosophers think that we love to use lush natural motifs in our art and decor because it helps us feel connected to the parts of the natural world that are essential to our survival. But you don’t have to go that deep to understand why botanical decor is such a great choice for any house or apartment. With west elm’s selection of decorative botanicals, you can bring the outdoors inside to add some gorgeous organic forms to your home.


This selection of botanical decor includes several types of dried and faux flowers and leaves that give you the perfect way to introduce natural beauty into your life, even if you don’t want to take on the responsibility of caring for a living plant. Whether you travel a lot, consider yourself to have a “black thumb” or just don’t get enough sunlight to sustain the kinds of plants you’d like to see in your home, dried and faux botanical decor lets you get the best of both worlds. All you’ll have to do to maintain these nonliving plants is give them an occasional wipe down to remove any dust that accumulates. No watering, pruning or repotting required.


From your entryway to your living room, our decorative botanicals add something special to your decor. Choose from different formats, including wreaths and garlands that make excellent adornments for your front door. We offer some seasonal selections and plenty of all-season options so you can keep your home looking fresh and green. Our decorative botanicals are also available in a wide range of different sizes, from tiny nosegays to massive treelike stalks. Find the right size for your space, avoiding faux tree branches that are too long if you live in a small space. Those larger-sized faux botanicals are best suited to grand rooms, including high-ceilinged penthouse apartments and spacious country cabins.


Some of our decorative botanicals are freestanding, but others require a vase or other vessel to hold them upright and steady. If you want to create a unique piece of sculptural decor, you can purchase a large vase or jug to place on the floor, then fill it with faux botanical branches in different sizes and textures for a varied and interesting decorative statement. We offer some items in this section that use no leaves or blossoms at all. Use these to create a moody textural display that sets your home apart.


While many of our decorative botanicals are suitable for year-round use, you may find yourself saving some of these options for certain seasons or holidays. From faux branches illuminated with twinkling LEDs to lush green wreaths, many of our decorative botanicals are perfect for the winter holiday season. If you want to brighten up a dark season, some of these naturally beautiful items can make a huge impact on the look and feel of a room, adding literal and figurative brightness to your space.


When you use faux botanicals to dress up dark corners of your house, you leave open the possibility of setting a planter in a sunny window to add some living botanical power to your decor scheme. We offer a selection of terrariums and planters that pair nicely with other modern decor to create a cohesive and stylish setup. You can also set some of our decorative botanicals in a planter to create a convincingly realistic display of flora that will never suffer from neglect. Modern homes offer plenty of opportunities for the celebration of natural forms. With our decorative botanicals, you can get in on the fun no matter what your gardening skills are like.