DECORATING WITH WATERCOLOR FLORAL

I am obsessed with watercolour florals, there is something about the fluidity and lightness of the colours bleeding together to create dimension and depth. Who doesn’t love the beauty of a Monet painting, (think Giverny) the colours are soft, subtle and harmonious. Just like nature. Translated into wallpaper and fabrics and you have the same effect. Which I love. I adore the updated vintage feel of watercolour florals, and it’s such a refreshing change from a market over-saturated with Ikat and Chevron. Maybe I have a case of Spring fever, but I think that adding a little bit of this muted but marvelous floral fantasy to pillows, scarfs or crockery is the perfect way to add some subtle pattern to your interior landscape.

I know that I will never convince my husband that this trend needs to make its way into our home, but I am considering adding some to the guest room, maybe incorporating it into a few pillows, or a duvet for the foot of the bed. But, if you really want drama, add a little watercolour floral to an accent wall.  Injecting floral patterns into your home is the perfect way to brighten up a space, and usher in Spring.

ace1 lulusanchez.com

This is the fabric that started it all, I’m just so in love with the wispy muted colours. It’s going to be the perfect springboard and serve as inspiration for a quick and easy update in our guest room by simply adding a few accent pieces using this pattern.

ace2

 via inspiredby4.com

I am head over heels for the watercolour wall-covering…not to mention the injection of greens and sunny yellows. I love colours that take charge. The wall-treatment would be easy to replicate by diluting paint, it’s the equivalent of “tie-dying” your walls.

ace3

 via bluebellgrey.com

I love blue (in case you hadn’t noticed). The addition of the watercolour pillows breaks up this monochromatic interior and injects it with a little bit of happy.

ace4

 teenvogue.com

The eye-catching print on the comforter is just perfect for this teen’s room, better yet this print would be fabulous as drapery. Another quick update is to paint your trim a bright and happy colour.

ace5

 via adoremagazine.com

From the “land-down-under” comes a pic from one of my favorite mags-Adore Magazine. Not only do the pillows add a little dazzle, but I love the watercolour print on the lampshade, an easy DIY.

ace7  

via adoremagazine.com

Ah….pretty in pink. This would be just sheer perfection in a “tween” space.

ace7

via designshuffle.com

Watercolour prints can go from glam to vintage, and pair so well with chippy, rustic pieces.

ace8

  www.hickorychair.com

I’m saving the best for last…this interior showcases a watercolour print on the chair in the forefront.  Of course, the striped fabric and the luxurious bedding are just the icing on the proverbial design cake.

I hope you are inspired to inject “a little bit of happy” into your home.

ace9

Check out more by Vicki Bolick on her blog Ace of Space 

 

What do you think?