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Watercolor Inspired Home Decor

I have started a new hobby of water color painting. You might have noticed a few of my first paintings ever shared on Instagram, I was super proud to show it off. I love when the colors bleed into each other, even the imperfections look beautiful Have you ever heard of that saying, "what you think about, becomes about?"... I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or that I am subconsciously searching for watercolor ideas since it's my new hobby but I have been noticing watercolor everywhere!

Water color murals are being used in the home in unexpected ways. Instead of using water color murals in a traditional display of art; watercolor is being added on walls, fabrics, pillows, bedding, and accessories. Today I am sharing my passion for my new hobby of watercolor and my inspiration for the home.

How stunning is this watercolor drapery fabric? I even love the pattern for a playful pop of color on the throw pillow as well.

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(Image via Bluebellegray.com)

 

If you are looking for a statement wall, Color Puddle has wallpaper murals available. It is applied like traditional wallpaper with wallpaper glue (more permanent option). Here is one of my favorite examples installed.

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(Image via Color Puddle)

A temporary alternative to traditional wallpaper is a self-adhesive wallpaper. Think of self-adhesive wallpaper as a giant sticker for your wall. It's temporary and damage free.

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(Image via Anewall.com)

If you want to join in on the trend but aren't looking to touch your walls, add a pop of water color with bedding. Anthropology had some great water color bedding options. Here are few from their website:

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Feeling crafty?

Learn How to Make your Own DIY Pillow via Tidbits.com

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Let's Chat! I would love you hear from you:

Are you inspired by water color patterns like I am?

Have you started a new artistic hobby?

Are you tempted to add watercolor in your home in unexpected ways or with traditional art?

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Minimalist Centerpieces that Make a Statement

I have been admiring Minimalist interiors and designs. I am loving single flowers or tropical branches in a vase. I was in awe by the powerful statement a simple centerpiece can create in a room. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already noticed some of my design inspiration. Minimalist centerpieces on a table or fireplace mantle pack some major POWER. Today I will be sharing my inspiration of simple centerpieces and the power statements that they create in your home.

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(Photo via Domainehome.com)

Tropical palms and other large leaf botanicals take up more space visually. A single branch could hold its own in a vase or grouped together like the image below. Usually I would use a pot this size on the floor but I love the impact and pop of color that it adds to the sculptural cabinet.

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(Photo via sarahsarna.com)

The room below is the original image that sparked my inspiration which was designed by Jean Louis Deniot. The fireplace mantle comes alive with the graphic artwork and large fan palm for a pop of color and to fill up the space. I also love the light gray tones and brass metal combination to add a bit of warmth to the space.

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(Designer: Jean Louis Deniot)

If tropical plants don't suit your space, try playing with single flowers in multiple vases to create a statement like this dining room. Single light green hydrangeas in glass canisters lined on the dining table for a simple and easy centerpiece.

 

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(Photo via countryliving.com)

If you don't want the upkeep of flowers or real plants, try adding branches with faux flowers. Branches add height and color in  the foyer below.

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(Photo via Providence Design)

I hope you have enjoyed this post and I have inspired you to create your own minimal centerpiece! Which way will you make a statement - Branches, flowers, and tropical large-leaf palms? Please leave a comment below!

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