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Make Your Bedroom Cosy For Autumn

I don't know about you, but when I think about Autumn, I think of lighting the fire and snuggling up under a throw on the sofa, walks in the country with crunchy leaves underfoot then ending up in a country pub. But I also think about my bedroom, because I spend a lot of time in there in the colder months, winter is not my favourite season so I sort of hibernate and wait for it to be over, a bit like a bear, only smaller and less furry.

I had to start with this one, look at those textures! Velvet, fur, a knitted throw, not to mention linen curtains and that stunner of a lightshade. I just want to dive right in. It's also a room with lovely light, diffused by the wooden shutters from Shutterly Fabulous which are cafe height, so you get full daylight from the window above and can adjust the shutters below to suit. The coconut hanging light from is similar to this one, not sure how you would dust it though.....Lol, when was the last time I dusted a lightshade?

Lovely Autumnal colours, a boho vibe and a retro look. The combination of orange and tan with forest green and a touch of grey works really well. Add a rustic wooden side table or stool and lots of plants. Simple, but the bedding adds soft colour and a punchy pattern, this is Forest Sunflowers reversible bedding, George Home Aldi were selling natural rugs like this one for about £25, I really wanted to get one but nowhere to put it, sadly.

The French look is a perennial favourite. Start with the bed which is the centrepoint of the scheme. Cane has had a resurgence recently on all sorts of furniture and is used here instead of the previous fabric padded versions to bring it up to date. The classic shape is the same, with an ornate wooden frame, then add linen bedding, a pin tucked velvet bedspread and velvet, ruched leaf cushions. Those hanging lights definitely add to the Parisian attic look and that wall is stunning. You can find wallpaper like this at Feathr. Its by Kiki Slaughter and is aptly named Oh La La!

Uber-modern doesn't have to be cold and cheerless. This stylish room looks warm due to the wall of wooden wardrobes, wooden floor and the soft green on the dividing wall, which is a clever trick in an open plan space. And even better, an open shelf has been created in it, just above the headboard for accessories, phone charger etc. The headboard is a simple wooden rectangle to tie in with the wardrobes. A floating bed is a good design in a contemporary space and those felt light shades are to die for, adding texture and warmth. This range is Fusion Rustic Oak from Sharps

And for the complete opposite and an over the top boho look, then Mind The Gap is for you. Using one of their stunning fabrics, The Royal Garden, to cover the headboard, make a bed throw and cushions, with another fabric, La Voliere on the footstools and a contrast cushion. The Savage Leaves wallpaper and all of the accessories are theirs too. This room has a real country manor house feel to it, I can imagine the Queen Mother in a room like this,

How about something more calming? Neutral shades of cream and biscuit with subtle touches of French Grey and Powder Pink in the knitted cushions. The Camelia upholstered double bed frame is in linen oatmeal - a timeless design. The bedding has a subtle self-pattern of lilac roses on a pale blue background, then add over-sized vases in textured glazes for a touch of artistry.

Or for a bit of drama go dark, yes grey is still as popular. Choose a deep grey upholstered bed, this is the Isla in Charcoal, teamed with a grey chest of drawers and a grey footstool - so useful if you have space for one, for sitting on to take shoes off, or for storing spare bedlinen. But the stand-out piece here is the Milan faux fur throw - isn't it fab? And the emerald colour can be used to add pops of colour in the accessories, like the lampshade and cushions and look at the fur trim on that grey throw! All Dunelm.

A loft bedroom can be tricky, but as long as you have enough headroom, it makes a great place to escape to at the end of the day. Loft rooms are usually much lighter because of the rooflights and it's a lovely feeling being higher up and able to see the treetops. This owners of this room have used paint to cleverly define the lower part of the wall using navy blue, which creates a low headboard effect, then the same colour continues on the side wall where a small home office has been wall mounted - a great use of space.

I've used this image before, but I just love it. I think it's that luxurious fur throw and textured cushions. The shot is really about the Arte Unite geometric wallpaper from the Oculaire collection, which is shiny and gives an almost 3D metallic effect - very classy. The lamp is just perfect in this scheme too.

This is a great way to pull a colour scheme together. Pale taupe walls, a neutral, modern bedframe, which is so stylish and adds subtle texture, charcoal bedlinen and black and fawn accessories. The monochrome prints really make it - they all have the same colour palette and the same frames, but in different sizes and slightly different content. Arranged around the headboard, they create the perfect focal point for a stylish and cohesive scheme. Prints from Desenio

And finally, it wouldn't be one of my posts without a mural in there somewhere. I love this one, the big flower head is subtle but packs a punch on the bedroom wall, but somehow its not overpowering. Keep the rest of the room plain to get the best effect. Neutral Bloom wallpaper by Carol Robinson from Wallsauce.


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