Watercolor Design Style for Your Home

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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.

Pretty watercolor tablecloth
Pretty watercolor tablecloth (oliverburns)
Painterly fabric and wallpaper infuses summer into the room
Painterly fabric and wallpaper infuses summer into the room (Osbourne and Little fabric, Rak Designs)
Fresh palettes for summer
Fresh palettes for summer (passionforpattern)
Incorporate watercolor art into your interiors
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.

Watercolor walls
Watercolor walls (2014interior)
Rich layers of color in watercolor style
Rich layers of color in watercolor style (aarynwest)
Create your own watercolor walls
Create your own watercolor walls (pixersize)
Watercolor walls
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.

Watercolor mural
Watercolor mural (lushome)
Bright watercolor mural
Bright watercolor mural (digitexhome.co.uk)
Watercolor mural
Watercolor mural (blog.effortless-style)
Wall decals from Etsy
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.

Refresh your bedroom with watercolor linens
Refresh your bedroom with watercolor linens (lushome)
Add summer brilliance to the bedroom
Add summer brilliance to the bedroom (aliexpress)
Beautiful watercolor bedding for summer refresh
Beautiful watercolor bedding for summer refresh (enjoybedding)
Watercolor-inspired bedding
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.

Related:
Designing with Pastels for Summer
Watercolor fabric
Watercolor fabric (Fancy Flower fabric by Chivasso via Architectural Digest)
Upholster a chair in watercolor-inspired fabric for a summer refresh
Upholster a chair in watercolor-inspired fabric for a summer refresh (blog.hgtv)
Consider new window treatments for summer in a painterly pattern
Consider new window treatments for summer in a painterly pattern (HGTV)
Watery green and blues refresh the home for summer
Watery green and blues refresh the home for summer (vogue.com.au)
A burst of summertime for your home
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.

Beautiful watercolor-inspired rug
Beautiful watercolor-inspired rug (oliverburns)
Watercolor style for a summer update
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.

Watercolor-inspired pillows add punch to a room
Watercolor-inspired pillows add punch to a room (amara)
Watercolor dishes for the kitchen
Watercolor dishes for the kitchen (dailyinteriordesignblog)
A mixture of watercolor patterns really pick up a space
A mixture of watercolor patterns really pick up a space (instawebgram)
A watercolor painting accents the wall
A watercolor painting accents the wall (thearchitectureconference)
Fun watercolor accessories
Fun watercolor accessories (digsdigs)
Watercolor-inspired dishes perfect for summer
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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