If your home’s interior needs a new zest for life, why not reach back to a design classic: fruit prints. Fruit has been a go-to motif in art and interior design for years. From moody Dutch still lifes to designer Josef Frank’s whimsical fruit tree–emblazoned fabrics, there’s plenty of inspiration to draw from. Click through for our juiciest ideas!
A showpiece duvet cover lends whimsy to this bedroom. The Citrus Garden pattern, based on an archival design by Josef Frank, is charming and welcoming.
Photographer: Valerie Wilcox
Source: House & Home March 2016
Designer: Produced by Morgan Michener and Jennifer Koper
A juicy, clementine wallpaper, shown here by D.C.-based illustrator Elizabeth Diggs Graeber, takes on a playful feel when done in a painterly style.
Products: Clementines wallpaper, $100 per roll
A modern take on a fruit print, this graphic artwork makes a statement but doesn’t overwhelm.
Photographer: Kim Jeffery
Source: House & Home June 2011
Designer: Produced by Morgan Michener
Add a stylish, tropical flair to any room with this stripy, watermelon wallpaper. The dark background adds some drama and makes the pink and green fruit pop.
Products: Watermelon wallpaper, £87 per roll
A cheap and cheerful fruit-patterned duvet cover gets an added boost of color from hooks and baskets adorned with apples.
Products: Patterned duvet cover set, $35
Pretty-as-punch wallpaper done in a fruit cocktail of color is the perfect backdrop for a little girl’s room. It’s delicate but quirky.
Photographer: Annette O'Brian
A sofa done in Josef Frank’s Vegetable Tree fabric feels extra lush when paired with a verdant, green rug. Equally bold pillows and natural light round out the look.
The appropriately named Pineapple Sorbet wallpaper by Hygge & West and Rifle Paper Co. is a awash with sweet color. Paired with a black S-shaped chair and sculptural étagère, the bold print takes on a more sophisticated feel.
Products: Pineapple (Sorbet) wallaper, $190 per roll
For a less permanent, and more customizable, look why not try removable vinyl wall decals? This pattern, created by artist Mary Clare Wilkie, adds a jolt of sunshine to a white kitchen.
Products: Tangerines in Greens wall decals, $74
In the petite dining room of an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, the citrus hues of the banquette enhance the yellow of the artwork and the chairs for a sunny, juicy look.
Designer: J+G Design
A mod fruit print gets the black and white treatment to create a retro moment in true Scandi style.
Photographer: Sofi Syffont
Much like the iconic song,
Strawberry Fields Forever, strawberry-printed fabric has perennial appeal, especially when paired with a casual linen slip-covered sofa.
Products: Strawberry Fields pillow, $59