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Trend Alert: Watercolors!

Trend Alert: Watercolors!

I’ve fallen in love with a recent trend I’ve noticed across the web — watercolor accents in home decor. Not only is this a beautiful way to add summertime color, but I can’t think of a better way to artistically express oneself while adding personality into our homes year round. Watercolors are making appearances on wallpaper, pillows, free printables, curtains and more. You can even make your own watercolor art at home with a few tricks of the DIY trade.

 Here is a gorgeous example of amazing wallpaper in watercolor design:

Contemporary Dining Room by Savannah Interior Designers & Decorators Rethink Design Studio

Want to go bold? Here is an idea.

Eclectic Living Room

Who says watercolor has to be bold to be beautiful? This simple design in a little girl’s room is the perfect accent.

Shabby Chic Kids

Speaking of kids rooms, I especially love this woodland themed boys room. Simple yet beautiful watercolor paintings of baby animals on a blank, white canvas.

Modern Nursery by Prattville Window Treatments Simply Salvage Interiors

Simple watercolor images against a white background are very on trend. Lucy, an artist and blogger at Craftberry Bush has a knack for capturing a perfect image that resonates with her readers. Here is one of her creations, a pretty VW Buggy printable. Lucy is a true “modern master” for today’s watercolor enthusiasts.
 Above: VW Printable by Lucy at Craftberry Bush. Isn’t this perfect for a summertime accent?

Watercolor has even gone high-tech. You turn your photographs into watercolor masterpieces using a new app called Waterlogue. (Download the app here).

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Think of the possibilities! You can enlarge your favorite pictures, and transform it into beautiful art pieces for your home that have special meaning to you and your family.

Bloggers have paved the way and provided easy how-to guides on how to infuse our homes with watercolor. For example:


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Make a statement with an oversized piece displayed over a mantel, as shown below.

Traditional Living Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Rabaut Design Associates, Inc.

Love these darling images over a child’s bed.

Shabby Chic Kids by Melbourne Artists & Artisans Sweet William

And this pretty watercolor fabric.

Traditional Spaces by Vancouver Upholstery Maxwell Fabrics

Traditional Spaces by Vancouver Upholstery Maxwell Fabrics

The watercolor painting brings this entire room to life.

Eclectic Living Room by Lake Forest Interior Designers & Decorators Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd

Love this map interpretation, in watercolor.

Contemporary Living Room by Austin Architects & Building Designers Stuart Sampley Architect

My readers and I are challenging ourselves this month to bring more color in our homes this summer. I think watercolor may be the best way for me to do just that!
Are you embracing this trend? In what ways do you incorporate color into your home?

About Jeanette

Jeanette is the owner of, an inspiration and e-store site for home improvement, craft and interior design enthusiasts. Jeanette is a self-taught creative soul, and with the help of her husband, she can be found making her own wall art, sewing her own slipcovers, making or restoring old furniture, or in the woodshop using power tools. She is also a customer of Best Laminate. She and her husband have five children, and have a passion for being creative and love sharing ideas with their readers.

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