Get the Look - Modern Watercolour

Watercolour interiors with children's furniture

Minty Magazine
 is home to beautifully designed children’s lifestyle and interior inspiration. On their popular blog and throughout their quarterly magazines, you’ll find a repertoire of children’s bedrooms and playrooms thoughtfully put together by some of Australia’s best interior designers, including the extremely talented Madeline Mcfarlane. With Francoise Baudet behind the lens, this modern watercolour piece seeks to inspire a fresh look at children’s bedrooms.

Abstract Strokes

This look is all about the abstract swoosh of a watercolour paint brush. Choose wallpaper with a hand painted effect, with either sweeping strokes, bold imperfect lines or swirled circles. Not brave enough for a floor to ceiling look? Choose plain bright neutral walls and adorn them with frames filled with watercolour artwork in bold colours.

Watercolour patterned wallpaper

Sorbet Colour Palette

Although bright and bold, the modern watercolour look combines sorbet hues for a soft and playful feel. Rather than fixate on colours that work perfectly together, choose cheerful hues such as mint green, blackcurrant, peach or pastel yellow.

Sorbet colour palette

Calming Neutral Furniture

Go wild with injecting colour into the walls and textiles, but keep furniture, ceilings and floors in soothing neutral tones. Our Natty Modular Beds come in a simplistic and elegant two-tone colour scheme of natural wood and white. Style with sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases in contrasting colours to tie in with the abstract design.

Boy in White & Oak Natty Guarded Single Bed

Texture is Key

Texture, textiles and embellishments are key to this children’s bedroom design. By choosing throws and rugs with a thick weave, you’ll add another dimension to the look. Pom-poms are a great finishing touch for older children, adding a splash of colour and further texture to the space.

Watercolour themed prints bedding and baskets


Want to see more collaborations with the dream team at Minty Magazine? Take a look at this article with cool blues and greens, and pops of yellow.

Mint interiors with children's furniture and pops of yellow

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