Ornamental border designs



This category of our website is dedicated to ornamental border designs.
 
Ornamental border designs  (or border patterns) line the surface of a specific shape where some content (text, image, motif, design...) is found. In addition to the fact that each border design directs attention to the content within, it also prevents the content to get out of the defined borders and overlap the neighboring motifs.
 
The choice of the border design depends on personal taste, whereby there is a general recommendation that might come in handy, found in a book on art history: the border design should be in accordance with the design of the content that it encircles. If it encircles a content that is not visually appealing, then the border should have an attractive design. On the contrary, if it encircles some attractive content, then the boarder design should be less attractive so as not to distract attention away from the content. For example, if the border encloses a text, it is the border itself that should be attractive because the text is less interesting in appearance. This is just a small, helpful hint for selecting the right border, as the border design depends on many factors. 
 
The border does not have to be of regular geometric shape, but of any irregular shape. If the border pattern encloses an irregular shape at its center, its inner margin can follow the irregular contour of the content and the external margin may be regular, or vice versa.
 
Band patterns and border patterns are very similar. Band patterns can be made from most border patterns by cutting the segment and copying it. Also, border patterns can be made from most of the band patterns if you solve the corner rotation.
 
Border design can also be created from corner patterns by copying them into corners, which allows space in the middle to place the content. 
 
All border designs are under Creative common licenses; depending on the license type, some patterns are only for personal use and some for commercial use as well. Before you make use of these designs in your project, please check and observe the license that we have prescribed.
 
All the ornamental border designs will be available in universal vector file formats (svg and eps), as well as in .dwg file format which is the most commonly used 2D format.

We'd love to see what you create using our border designs and have your work featured in our Showroom gallery.

 
Vintage vector graphic borders Vintage scroll vector borders Title page border in Art Nouveau style
Vintage vector graphic borders Vintage scroll vector borders Title page border in Art Nouveau style
     
Interlaced borders Page border design Showcard border vectors
Interlaced borders Page border design Showcard border vectors
     
Floral frame vector Art nouveau border Green leaves border vector
Floral frame vector Art nouveau border Green leaves border vector
     
Architectural meander borders Decorative line borders Art nouveau border pattern
Architectural meander borders Decorative line borders
 
Art nouveau border pattern
     
The stylus border vector Floral border pattern Knickerbocker ornates - Art nouveau border designs
The stylus border vector Floral border pattern Knickerbocker ornates - Art nouveau border designs
     
Petunia border vector Ornamental border pattern Floral border design
Petunia border vector Ornamental border pattern Floral border design
     
Holly border vector Sign border vector Scroll line borders
Holly border vector Sign border vector Scroll line borders
     
Brier stencil border vector Cover from old book Picture border for book cover
Brier stencil border vector Cover from old book Picture border for book cover
     
Art nouveau borders Conventionalized leaf border vector Page border with scrolls
Art nouveau borders Conventionalized leaf border vector Page border with scrolls
     
Vectorized Bowman borders Celtic frame pattern Celtic knot border vector
Vectorized Bowman borders Celtic frame pattern Celtic knot border vector
     
Chinese border ornament Title page border vector Guilloche patterns for decotating
Chinese border ornament Title page border vector Guilloche patterns for decotating
     
Collection of 11 decorative frames Sgraffito border designs Collection of Decorative Frame designs
Collection of 11 decorative frames Sgraffito border designs Collection of Decorative Frame designs