In summer I like to sleep on a bed of flowers. Ok, not literally – but, when it comes to bedlinen it’s all about the florals for me. The prettier the better.
When the weather starts to cool, all those blowsy flowers and pretty pinks don’t feel quite right. My autumnal bedroom is about making things cosy, whilst keeping things fresh. I might be happy to embrace deep plums and greens in my wardrobe, but I don’t want to sleep under them. Instead, I like to turn to two of my favourite bedroom colours – yellow and soft grey – and my favourite heritage-inspired prints.
I once visited a beautiful Arts and Crafts house in Kent, called Standen. It was light, airy and full of pretty William Morris wallpaper.
It’s not a look I’d want to recreate in its entirety. Instead, I’d like to borrow a few of the ideas – especially the patterns inspired by nature and the soft citrine colours.
This beautiful bed linen is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. It’s light, bright and surprisingly contemporary. Especially if you combine it with simple curtains and accessories in white, grey and cream. Yellow is a classic bedroom colour. It could feel dated, but adding grey stops it feeling old fashioned.
If you’re really brave you could try some wallpaper. Its permanence scares me, but if was going to take the plunge then this beautiful design by Mark Hearld would be top of my list. For something less permanent, this gorgeous feathery bedlinen and bird cushion are beautiful.
What colours are you dreaming of this autumn?
This post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser, but all thoughts are my own.