Watercolors Inspire Dreamy Walls
Get the fluid, flowing feel of watercolor brushstrokes with these decorative interpretations
Lisa Frederick April 11, 2012
Houzz Contributor. After journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately discovered a new passion. An Atlanta native, I spent several years as an editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine before making the leap to national publications and websites such as Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Accents. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband and son, who’ve gotten used to coming home and finding the furniture rearranged. When I'm not dragging case goods across the floor, I enjoy good food and wine, college football, music of all kinds, and traveling.
Houzz Contributor. After journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately... More
Watercolors bring a soft, refined feel to interiors, but there's no need to confine them within frames. Instead, consider wall treatments that evoke the same effect in fresh, unexpected ways. Check out these eight examples to spark your creative side.
This wallpaper combines the romance of vintage maps with a soft, painterly feel. A powder room is the perfect size for a strong print like this, which could overwhelm a larger space.
This wall, washed in subtle, gentle colors, brings an air of tranquility to the living area. The concrete pillars frame it in a way that funnels the eye straight toward the painted showpiece.
Misty, sultry swirls add a flirtatious note to this boudoir and play off the curves of the furniture.
This living wall takes outdoor art to an entirely new level. Intricately patterned plantings evoke the feel of a pointillist masterpiece. Specialty planters designed to be mounted to vertical structures can help you re-create the look.
The cascade of color chips in this studio resembles a palette dabbed with pigments.
Even nature gets in on the watercolor act: Polished beige onyx bears a flowing pattern that looks like liquid splashed along the walls.
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