Watercolor Design Style for Your Home

One of the major trends on the runway and in the home this year is watercolor style.  These painterly accents are a beautiful freeform burst of color that give your rooms a fresh new look for spring and summer.  Here’s how to incorporate this artistic element into your home.

A vibrant tablecloth in a watercolor design style enhances your home decor.
Pretty watercolor tablecloth (oliverburns)
A room with floral wallpaper in a watercolor design style.
Painterly fabric and wallpaper infuses summer into the room (Osbourne and Little fabric, Rak Designs)
A colorful watercolor curtain hanging over a chair in a garden.
Fresh palettes for summer (passionforpattern)
A living room with two large watercolor paintings on the wall.
Incorporate watercolor art into your interiors (studio87blog)

Watercolor gives you the chance to create something unique for your walls.  If you are of the artistic mind and feel like making a bold statement, try some freeform painting on the wall.  Experiment with shape and color to achieve the watercolor effect you want.

A bedroom with vibrant watercolor paint splatters on the wall.
Watercolor walls (2014interior)
A chair in front of a vibrant wall with a watercolor design.
Rich layers of color in watercolor style (aarynwest)
A vibrant watercolor painting adorns a wall next to a table, adding artistic flair to your home.
Create your own watercolor walls (pixersize)
A room with a watercolor mural on the wall for a stylish home design.
Watercolor walls (blog-hgtv)

If making your own art on the wall is not a task for you, then you can purchase wonderful watercolor murals.  While florals dominate the trend right now, there are wonderful selections of freeform watercolors with an abstract appeal.

A living room with watercolor flowers on the wall.
Watercolor mural (lushome)
A watercolor-inspired couch in front of a vibrant flower wall mural.
Bright watercolor mural (digitexhome.co.uk)
A room with an abstract watercolor painting on the wall.
Watercolor mural (blog.effortless-style)
A watercolor world map wall decal on a white wall.
Wall decals from Etsy (via Houzz)

Refresh your bedroom for summer with watercolor-inspired bedding and accents.  Lovely watered down pastels or vibrant hues add a distinctive character to your bedroom.  Choose something subtle and soothing or colorful and exciting.

A colorful bedroom with a watercolor bed spread and a lamp.
Refresh your bedroom with watercolor linens (lushome)
A bed with a vibrant floral comforter and pillows in a watercolor design style.
Add summer brilliance to the bedroom (aliexpress)
A blue and white bedroom with a watercolor floral comforter.
Beautiful watercolor bedding for summer refresh (enjoybedding)
A watercolor floral comforter set in a bedroom with a blue and green color scheme.
Watercolor-inspired bedding (kohls)

A large selection of watercolor fabrics are readily available on the market now for window treatments and upholstery.  Consider new curtains or shades for your windows.  Reupholster a chair or sofa in a watercolor fabric.  Play with mixing patterns for a modern, casually chic look.

A close up of a purple and pink watercolor floral print.
Watercolor fabric (Fancy Flower fabric by Chivasso via Architectural Digest)
A floral upholstered chair with a watercolor design.
Upholster a chair in watercolor-inspired fabric for a summer refresh (blog.hgtv)
A living room with vibrant watercolor curtains and a comfortable sofa.
Consider new window treatments for summer in a painterly pattern (HGTV)
A room with a blue curtain showcasing a watercolor design style.
Watery green and blues refresh the home for summer (vogue.com.au)
A watercolor design shower curtain hanging on a window.
A burst of summertime for your home (houzz)

Rugs in watercolor style are a wonderful way to begin your decorating scheme.  Take colors and design inspiration from a rug or simply switch out your current rug for a colorful watercolor-inspired design.  Just changing an area rug can make a big difference in a room.

A vibrant watercolor floral rug adds charm to a living room.
Beautiful watercolor-inspired rug (oliverburns)
A living room with a colorful floral rug, featuring watercolor design.
Watercolor style for a summer update (jagahomeheating.co.uk)

Decorative accents such as pillows, vases and artwork complete the look or can be used alone to add just a touch of watercolor style to your home.  Make your own watercolor paintings and hang them in a prominent location to set the pace for the room.

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Three chairs with colorful pillows in front of a watercolor blue door.
Watercolor-inspired pillows add punch to a room (amara)
A table with colorful watercolor plates and vases.
Watercolor dishes for the kitchen (dailyinteriordesignblog)
A group of vibrant pillows on a rustic wooden floor.
A mixture of watercolor patterns really pick up a space (instawebgram)
A vibrant watercolor painting of flowers adds a touch of design style to your home.
A watercolor painting accents the wall (thearchitectureconference)
A watercolor wall clock adds a colorful touch to your home decor.
Fun watercolor accessories (digsdigs)
A colorful dinnerware set with a watercolor design.
Watercolor-inspired dishes perfect for summer (surefitslipcovers.blogspot)

Watercolor home accents create a home that is modern, fresh and ready for summer.  Create your own wall murals and art.  Infuse rooms with color and pattern by changing window treatments, upholstery and rugs.  Add accessories to your rooms to finish the look for just for a quick summer perk-up.  Watercolor is a trend you can adapt to any style and will remain fresh.






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