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40 Floral Mehendi Designs for the Indian Bride

Floral mehendi designs are a constant with mehendi lovers. On the bride’s hands, floral motifs like floral bootas, buds, lotus motifs, rose motifs, geometrical floral images etc look stunning. With floral motifs, we also get to see a lot of other complementing imagery consisting of leaves, vines, birds etc. Floral motifs do not always have to be associated with nature.

Henna art is also inspired from architecture and there is no dearth of pietra dura inspired floral motifs when it comes to bridal henna. Mandala floral motifs are also very common.

40 Stunning and Gorgeous floral mehendi designs

1. Floral Mehendi with Human Motifs

Floral Mehendi with Human Motifs

Human motifs or figures of the queen and king or bride and groom are trending these days! Combining those with floral designs looks exquisite! This bride is flaunting this kind of henna art on her palms.

2. Rose Henna

Rose Henna - Floral Design

The rose is the primary motif in this henna art. We can also see other floral motifs like the mandala flower, leaves, flowers with spirals in the centre etc.

3. Mandala Floral Mehendi

Mandala Floral Mehendi

Floral designs form an integral part of mandala art. Petals of different shapes and sizes are placed on the borders or the circumference of the mandala circles. Similar, smaller floral motifs are used in this henna art.

4. The Lotus Pond Henna Art

The palms have been sectioned in two with the help of a long line of leaves. On the inner part, we see lotus motifs which give the impression of a lotus pond. Spirals, petalled circles etc make up the rest.

5. Floral and Paisley Motifs

Floral and Paisley Motifs

There is a lot going on in the case of this particular henna art. We can see leaf jaal work, petal motifs etc. We can also spot an elephant and an auto rickshaw motif. But what really steals the show is the central floral half circle bordered with vine motifs and ornate paisleys.

6. Geometric Floral Shapes

This beautifully complex henna art showcases floral motifs with angles and straight lines. This is reminiscent of the use of floral shapes in mediaeval Mughal architecture. With the leaf motifs these look stunning on the hands of the bride.

7. Another Lotus Pond Henna Art

Another Lotus Pond Henna Art

This floral mehendi design is very popular among brides. The lotus pond is the main focus of the art. Most of the palm is covered with the pond imagery which makes it an easy design to draw. In this case, miniscule motifs have been juxtaposed with the lotus art and even on the fingers, making it a complex design.

8. The Rose Guldasta

On half of the palm we see a rose guldasta art. The neatly drawn rose motifs against the dark background look stunning. Bordering the rose art we see half paisleys neatly arranged. Intricate jaal design looks exquisite along with the paisleys and roses.

9. Paisleys with Flowers

We see a mix of floral motifs here. Traditional floral motifs, lotuses, spiral flowers, leaves etc have been combined with intricately designed paisleys. The pairing of paisleys and floral motifs is a very popular design language when it comes to bridal henna.

10. Floral Motifs with Raja Rani

The ever-popular Raja Rani henna art here has been combined with floral theme designs like line of leaves, flowers, mandala art flowers etc.

11. Mandala Floral Henna Art

This may look like a complex henna art but the whole design is a play of straight line designs and mandala art. In the centre we see a huge floral motif surrounding which there is a complex network of mandala art motifs. Spirals and paisleys can also be seen.

12. Petals and Paisleys

While part of the palm is filled in a jaal pattern and straight line design, on the border we see floral motifs and paisleys. The rest of the palms along with the fingers are covered in petal patterns and spirals creating a unique design.

13. Raja Rani Floral Art

The Raja and the Rani take up most space on the palm. Around them we see a complex design language using jaal art, tiny floral bootas, floral motifs, petal patterns, wave patterns etc.

14. Bridal Floral and Paisley Art

This henna art is the typical example of non-complex, neat and ominous bridal floral mehendi. We can see paisley and floral motifs within which more intricate motifs have been drawn. The fingers are adorned in neat leaf lines.

15. Peacock-Paisleys with Florals

Peacock-Paisleys with Florals

This is a unique henna art. Two paisleys have been modified to look like a peacocks on each palm. Though this is the main design, the rest of the palms are adorned in floral art like leaf lines, petal patterns, alpana flowers and even jaal art.

16. Spiral Flower Henna

Spiral Flower Henna

Though the Raja Rani motifs have been used here, they take up little space on the palms. The rest is adorned with spiral floral motifs and an ornate paisley. The design language is inspired from mandala art.

17. Petal Pattern Art

Mandala art used petal patterns and petal borders along the circumference of its circles. This particular pattern has been used in the case of this henna art. Along with a central jaal art, we see a lot of petal patterns used in all directions.

18. Spiral Heart and Stone Work

Spiral Heart and Stone Work

This is a one-of-a-kind henna art for the bride using one half of a heart on each palm. The heart is filled with spirals and when the two palms are brought together they form the shape of the heart. It is further adorned with stone stick-ons. The rest of the palm is filled with floral motifs.

19. Simple Spaced Out Floral Motifs

Simple Spaced Out Floral Motifs

This henna art is not dense when it comes to the placement of the motifs. We can see traditional floral motifs, jaal art, paisley motifs etc. But nothing looks complex as the drawing is neat and spaced out.

20. The Floral Heart

The henna art here is so unique! An intricately drawn floral heart comes alive when the two palms are placed together. The heart is surrounded by an ornate wavy line. Floral motifs, leaf patterns etc are used on the rest of the palm.

21. Diagonal Paisley and Floral Motif

Diagonal Paisley and Floral Motif

Neatly and precisely drawn, the floral motifs in this henna art look striking! The central imagery is of a paisley and floral line running diagonal on the palms. We also see the petal pattern motif and leaf lines.

22. More Florals with Paisleys

The paisley motif and the floral motif is a match made in heaven. They look beautiful together and the combination is perfect for bridal mehendi designs. We can see vine motifs, paisleys and floral imagery juxtaposed with each other. The back side of the hand also bears an intricate floral motif.

23. Floral Mehendi Design with Name

Floral Mehendi Design with Name

This henna art is a hit with brides! Floral motifs are used in plenty all over the palms but the central motif is that of an ornate heart with the name of the groom written on it, decorated and bordered with more floral motifs.

24. Vine and Floral Design


Very simple and elegant mehendi design, this henna art is also extremely easy to create! With an ornate motif in the centre, a network of tiny vines, leaves and flowers have been drawn all around it.

25. Guldasta Motifs

Guldasta Motifslishaartistry

Though this henna art is minimalistic and simple, the motifs showcasing bunches of flowers or guldastas are so neat and intricate, it creates a beauty of its own. The fingers are adorned in jaal pattern.

26. Light Complex Floral Henna Art

Light Complex Floral Henna Art

This mehendi design is a mix of numerous types of floral motifs. We can see petals of different shapes and sizes. We can also spot leaf imagery. This makes the motifs complex but the motifs do not crowd on the palms. They look spaced out and light.

27. Three Spiral Flower Motifs

Such simple and easy mehendi designs are reminiscent of the days when the bride’s henna would be done by her mother and aunts. It’s easy to draw yet so significantly traditional. We have three spiral floral motifs and some designs on the fingers and that is all!

28. Floral Bridal Henna

loral Bridal Henna

Yet another complex bridal floral mehendi design. We can see lotus motifs, spiral flowers, floral wall, leaf lines, petal pattern, jaal art etc. The names of the bride and the groom are also written intricately!

29. Floral Bootas

This looks like a complex design but it’s not that difficult to create. We have a slanted floral line in the centre of the palm. The rest is adorned in jaal patterns and floral bootas of different shapes and sizes. From spirals to geometrical bootas to floral imprints – you have it all!

30. Repeating the Lotus Pond Imagery

Repeating the Lotus Pond Imagerymehendi_by_enzee

One of the most complex designs we have seen on this list so far – here we see the lotus pond imagery being repeated several times on the palm as well as the arm. That is juxtaposed with numerous different types of motifs like roses, jaal art, floral bootas, droplet motifs, alpana flowers, mandala circles etc.

31. Joined by Vines


This rather simplistic yet stunning mehendi art is truly one-of-a-kind! Rose motifs, placed all over the palms, have been connected together by ornate vines. Tiny leaf imagery has also been added.

32. Big Floral Motifs

Big Floral Motifstanzil_mehndi_art

A beautifully done floral mehendi design does not necessitate the use of too many tiny elements put together or the crowding of complex detailed motifs! This henna art proves this statement! We have big floral motifs drawn neatly and intricately! There is detailing but only in a few places.

33. Segmented Floral Mehendi Design

Segmented Floral Mehendi Design

A line of flowers divides the palm into two. Using leaf lines the palms have been further divided into segments showcasing one type of floral motif or the other. These include mandala flowers, flowers with spirals in the centre, floral bootas etc.

34. Roses with Elephant Motif


This very complex and rather confusing henna art is one-of-a-kind! We see prominent and intricate rose motifs all over. There is an important elephant motif in the centre of the palm. Jaal art is present. Lotus motifs have also been used. Along with all this, sceneries as well as Mickey Mouse motifs can be spotted! This is a personalised henna art!

35. Roses All The Way

Roses All The Way - Floral Designsaba_zareen12

When it comes to henna art, rose motifs of various kinds can be seen. However, this one is the most complex and difficult to draw! The roses are perfectly placed along with ornate vines and leaf motifs.

36. Floral Clusters


Clusters of floral motifs drawn on the palms look extremely elegant! These have been paired with leaf patterns, ornate vines and also a little bit of jaal art. This creates a traditional and gorgeous look for bridal henna!

37. Mandala Floral Mehendi Design


Floral henna can be of various types! Mandala art uses circles to create ornate alpana-like designs along the circumference of each circle! The space between the circles can be filled with floral motifs. If the petal pattern is used to border the circles, it creates the look of a floral design. This is exactly what has been done in this case!

38. Juxtaposing Big and Small Floral Motifs

Juxtaposing Big and Small Floral Motifselegante.henna

It’s one of the complex and difficult designs we have seen in this list so far! Big shaded floral motifs have been drawn alongside tiny floral motifs like bootas, spirals, petals etc. This is how it creates a unique design language.

39. More Segmented Floral Henna Designs


The segmented design style is very popular and is often seen but with slightly different motifs or different types of floral patterns. Here is yet another segmented floral design with slightly different motifs.

40. Elegant Cut Wave Pattern

Elegant Cut Wave Patternhennabyimanx

This floral henna art is as elegant as it can get! Motifs have not been crowded on the palm. Intricacy and detailing has been maintained. The elegant cut wave pattern forms a style unlike any other we have seen in this list.

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40 Back Hand Mehendi Designs for this Bridal Season 

While the focus of any wedding mehendi design lies on the palms of the bride, the back of the hand should never be ignored. You will be surprised to see the number of back hand pictures that are taken during the wedding rituals! If the design on the back of the hand is dull and unimpressive, you can be sure that it will be noticed!

So tell your mehendi artist to pay special attention to the back hand henna art. For ideas and inspiration, here are 40 different back hand mehendi designs on real brides.

40 Back Hand Mehendi Designs for Brides

1. Mandala Flowers with Leaves

Mandala Flowers with Leaves

The back hand of this bride showcases mandala flowers used in different ways. These flowers are placed within networked squares as well as with leaf patterns on the fingers.

2. Floral Patterns

Floral Patterns Back hand Mehendi

While half of this bride’s back hand showcases a network of ornate lines with half mandala circles, the other part is adorned in a wide column with intricate and neatly drawn floral patterns and motifs.

3. Elephant Motifs

These artistic elephant motifs not only look good but are also considered auspicious! Each square of the ornate network has one elephant motif while the background is filled up! The intricacy and detailing of the mehendi art is showcased on the fingers.

4. Paisleys with Peacock Face

In an ornate and floral chamber a special motif has been drawn! In this case, we see a paisley transformed into a graceful peacock. This motif is often seen in bridal henna art and looks striking on the back hand.

5. Intricate Detailing

Intricate Detailing

Like the front part of her palm, this bride’s back hand is also filled with intricately detailed imagery. The motifs, though densely packed, are artistically decipherable. It goes without saying that it looks gorgeous and stunning!

6. Roses with Panelled Motifs

We see numerous different types of floral motifs in this back hand mehendi design. The fingers are adorned in leaves, a large part of the hand is covered in panels with floral motifs placed within. We see rose motifs too, outside the panels.

7. Alpana Floral Art

Though this is an easy-to-draw henna design, it looks very beautiful on the back hand of the bride. The alpana floral motif is intricate. The fingers showcase minimalistic designs. The alpana motifs are also considered auspicious!

8. Arm Length Intricate Design

Arm Length Intricate Design

Another bride with a stunning back hand intricate detailed henna design. The motifs here are closely packed in some places and spread out in others which makes the design even more beautiful.

9. Two Types of Jaal Art

Sometimes the simplest of designs look the most beautiful! This back hand mehendi design is an example of that. Two types of jaal art can be seen here. On the fingers we can see that the usual straight line network has been drawn and on the back hand a network of intricate leaf lines can be seen. Together they look extremely symmetrical.

10. Mandala Circle on Back of the hand

Mandala Circle on Back of the hand

A floral mandala circle constitutes the imagery in this case! Elements from mandala art, like spiral centred flowers, petal lines etc can be seen on the fingers as well.

11. Big Floral Motifs with Leaf Networks

Big Floral Motifs with Leaf Networks

A part of the backhand is covered in large neat floral and leaf motifs with a shaded background. The rest is showcasing a leaf line jaal art or network. Within each compartment of the jaal art, a tiny floral motif has been placed.

12. Leaf and Petal Patterns

The design structure here is dense and detailed. Meticulously drawn lines of petals and leaves make up most of the design. We can also see alpana floral elements.

13. Peacock with Floral Motifs

A beautiful and ornate peacock motif is drawn on the back of the hand. Around that we have floral patterns joined by dots, petal motifs, leaf lines etc which look extremely well-coordinated with the central peacock motif.

14. Simple Alpana Motifs

At times, the simplest of motifs and the sleekest of the designs look the most glamorous. This bride has opted for such a design for the back hand henna art. We can see simple, intricate strokes. Alpana motifs have been used with floral elements.

15. Square Alpana Motif

Square Alpana Motif

When alpana motifs are used for henna designs, we see mostly floral elements and round shapes. But these square or barfi shaped motifs are also pretty common in alpana art. That has been used in this case with petal and bud patterns, spiral florals etc.

16. Central Lotus Motif


The lotus motif plays an important role in many cultures and religions and is considered auspicious. This is why we see the use of lotus motifs a lot in bridal henna! Here it is used centrally and the geometric designs surrounding it are inspired from Mughal architecture. They draw the focus on the central lotus image.

17. Networked Leaf Lines

Networked Leaf Lines

Keep it simple! Draw a network of intricate leaf lines. The criss-cross design language will not only be striking but will also give the impression of jaal art. The detailing on the leaves should be good to make the design look even better!

18. Lotus Pond Motif

While we see elaborate variations of the lotus pond henna art on the palms on brides, here the same imagery is used in a simplistic form on the back hand. The dark background with the prominent lotus image looks mesmerising!

19. Heart Imagery & Domes

Heart Imagery & Domes

The design here follows a dome-shaped structure which is pretty much common in bridal henna art. We often see the placement of unique images like that of a queen or bride or an ornate peacock inside these dome-shaped designs inspired from Mughal architecture. In this case, simple floral motifs have been used. What is unique about this back hand mehendi design is the use of the line of hearts on some of the fingers.

20. Floral Motifs Inside Panels

Here too the dome shaped imagery has been used. But the structures here use straight lines instead of ornate borders. A panel-line structure has been created bordered by a line of leaves within which we see the placement of spiral floral motifs.

21. Jaal Art On the Fingers

We see jaal art mostly on the palm or the back of it. This henna art is especially unique because here the entire jaal art design has been placed on the back of the fingers. This creates a unique sense of detailing. On the back of the palm an alpana motif showcasing tiny details has been drawn.

22. Juxtaposing Imagery Types

In this unique back hand design we see a juxtaposition of different types of imagery. You have the lotus pond imagery next to floral jaal art, separated only by a line of buds. We can also see a part of a mandala circle and closely packed spirals.

23. Floral Bootas

Though this back hand mehendi design might seem extremely complex from far, if you observe closely you can see that it’s just a network of different types of bootas joined together by short straight lines. A dome-structure has been added bordered by a line of buds and on the fingers spiral flowers have been drawn.

24. Jaal and Mandala Art

Jaal and Mandala Art

The combination of a detailed and intricate mandala circle and jaal art is fabulous. The mandala circle on the back side of the palm has a leaf border. The jaal art on the fingers are connected to the mandala circle by ornate chains. The design is precise with meticulously drawn details.

25. Curved Designs

This back hand mehendi design follows a curved line structure. The motifs are arranged around curved wavy lines or half circles. The fingers showcase tiny detailed motifs on curved surfaces.

26. Jaal Art Variation

This unique back hand henna art is stunning! Half of the back hand is covered in simple jaal art. That is bordered by a wavy curved line with leaf motifs within. The rest is covered in mandala half circles with petal lines. Though the motifs are not ornate or floral, they create a beautiful symmetry.

27. Rose Motifs Within Jaal Art

Rose Motifs Within Jaal Art

This is another variation of the jaal art. The compartments are big and within each compartment a rose motif is placed. The lines forming the jaal art are ornate.

28. Lotus Pond with Jaal Art

Lotus Pond with Jaal Art

The lotus pond and jaal art design language is very common in bridal henna art. But in this case, they have been used in a unique way. On one part of the back hand, the lotus pond imagery is placed along with jaal art, creating a detailed and dense look. The other side showcases just an ornate alpana motif. The rest is empty. The juxtaposition of the detailing and the minimalistic alpana motif creates a unique design language.

29. The Play or Shades

Why does this back hand henna design look so different and stunning? It’s true that the perfection in each motif – be it the flowers inside the jaal art compartments or the petals and leaves on the fingers – is unparalleled. But the approach of filling up the backgrounds or spaces around the motifs with henna, makes this design truly unique. It creates an almost multi-dimensional look and so the motifs come alive even more.

30. Mandala Motifs

Mandala art uses different kinds of geometrical shapes to create unique designs. Among these, this particular type of floral image is pretty common. Straight lines and petal or scale-like shapes are used in rows to create this motif. It is repeated all over the back hand and makes up a unique yet beautiful look.

31. Simple Alpana Motifs

Simple Alpana Motifs

There are numerous common elements in mandala and alpana arts. Just like the previous back hand henna art, here too we see the use of petal or scale-like floral imagery. Along with it are typical alpana art elements. While in mandala art we see geometric shapes mostly, alpana uses many curved elements and dots as well!

32. Simple Peacock Motif

This rather simple, minimalistic yet stunning back hand mehendi design uses motifs and elements from different styles of henna art. The fingers showcase typical alpana elements with curved, wavy lines and leaf motifs. The back of the palm showcases an ornate dome with a peacock within. The peacock is filled with spirals reminiscent of mandala art.

33. More Floral Alpana Imagery

More Floral Alpana Imagery

There is nothing unique about this beautiful floral motif in the middle of the back hand. But the neatly drawn alpana flower is so traditional tha it strikes a chord. The simplicity, the traditional look, the uncomplicated strokes make it extremely elegant!

34. Leaf and Jaal Imagery

This beautifully detailed back hand mehendi design uses a lot of leaf motifs and imagery along with jaal art. While the pairing of floral motifs and jaal art is very common in bridal henna art, this particular design language is not!

35. Central Floral Alpana Motif

The most common type of back hand henna art is a central ornate, elaborate and detailed floral motif with alpana elements. In this case that has been done with neatness, finesse and perfection!

36. Roses, Paisleys and Lotus Ponds

For the first time in this list we have a back hand henna design that is not similar for both hands. That being said, it’s not the only thing about this particular bridal henna which makes it so stunning. To say the least, the meticulous detailing is breathtaking! On one hand we have an ornate paisley motif with lotus pond imagery within it. On the other hand there is a big complex rose motif surrounded by other flowers, veins and leaves.

37. Contrast of Detail and Emptiness

Contrast of Detail and Emptiness

Another unique design language is seen in this case! We have jaal art on the larger part of the back of the palm. Big floral motifs have been placed at every juncture! The rest of the hand as well as the wrist area displays extreme detailing along with shading, creating a huge contrast.

38. Arms Do The Talking

This back hand mehendi design focuses more on the arms. The designs there are traditional and detailed. On the back of the palm we see an alpana flower.

39. Two Types of Jaal Art

On the back of the palm, we can see ornate lines criss-crossing each other to form a unique type of jaal art. On the fingers simple straight line jaal art has been done with a boota at every cross. The two types of imagery look great together.

40. Simple Mandala Imagery

Simple Mandala Imagery

A simple mandala art round floral motif is placed in the centre of the back hand. Multiple lines of petals surround it. The fingers too showcase mostly straight line designs with a dome shaped floral motif at the base.

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