Interiors Inspired by Water

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

October 23, 2019

The fountain of inspiration for interior design is overflowing! Color, form, even texture and material can all come from many places. One of the most common sources of inspiration is water. It’s backed by a long tradition that includes visual art, music, film, and design. Many people around the world choose to live near water to find a calmness and tranquillity.

It makes sense to bring elements of water indoors to help you create an enchanting and relaxing space. If you’re looking to transform your surroundings, we’ve got some inspiration and pointers to get you started.

Rippling Colors

To introduce aquatic elements to your space, the best place to start is by refreshing the color palette. We recommend blue and purple, as they are a very flexible power combo that blends the best of tranquillity and calm. These two colors offer a wide array of hues and shades that can create a calm beautiful aesthetic.

Blue and purple in complementary shades can impart a serene atmosphere to a room because of their coolness. Whether you want classic painted walls, or to impart a little more texture with wallpaper these colors are transformative. Area rugs such as the Nourison Prismatic Sea Glass Rug, and art pieces like the Heart Sculpture can embellish and breathe life into your space. To brighten up your outdoor, the eye-catching Kartell Dune Tray captures the color of the water.

Flowing Furniture

To help you create an open feeling in your home, you need to choose the right furniture.

Consider opening a space by using bench seating at the dining table. Benches like the Grado, help create a closeness and intimacy during dinner parties and meals and can be tucked away when not in use. We love the Air Shelf 0381 by Lago, which features glass supports that enable storage and won’t obstruct views.

In choosing the right furniture there are practical elements to consider. Swivel chairs such as the Arno Accent Chair are an excellent addition to any space. They allow you or your guest to look out the window and turn back to the room easily which helps establish a flexible and serene atmosphere.

Splashy Spaces

The expansiveness of water makes it an excellent inspiration for styling any size space. Complementary colors like blue and purple, and open furnishing choices can help create a flowing space, while decor accents can enhance the atmosphere. Whether you’re dipping your toes in or fully immersing yourself in a water motif for your home, we’ve got expert advice and wonderful pieces at our showroom.

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