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Autumn Colours for the Bedroom
Even though we are in the heat of summer, the kids are enjoying their summer break and you are enjoying the change in routine too. But time quickly marches on and before you know it, autumn is on the door step.
For many, it is their favourite season. Reds, golden yellow and deep oranges fill the eyeline, preparing us for the grey of winter. It may mean we still enjoy warm days but daylight hours are shortening and evenings are cooler.
In the home, you will turn attention to feeling snug and warm, ready for winter and for many interior designers, that means changing colours in rooms.
In the bedroom, with the fitted wardrobes and other furniture, you still want calmness and tranquillity but you can use autumn colour to add notes of warmth and texture. But how?
- Add a throw (or three!) – adding a throw is a great way of injecting a layer of snuggly warmth to a space. Perfect for adding a pop of autumnal colour, it is also a welcome extra layer on the bed at night too.
- Extra pillows & cushions – even if you only sleep with one pillow, adding extra pillows to the bed instantly gives it a cosy feel. What we love about ‘ornamental pillows’ is that you can buy pillow cases separate from duvet sets, and use these to add warm spicy colours to your bed. This season, be as ornate as you like with cushions, opting for tassels and beads, embroidery as well as suede and plush velvet finishes.
- Twinkling lights – go on, admit it, the bit you love most about Christmas are the twinkling lights you see festooned on trees and in peoples’ houses! We understand the attraction which is why a jar stuffed with fairy lights is ideal for the bedroom during autumn. There’s nothing wrong in feeling a little whimsy, so treat yourself to a new set of twinkling lights this autumn.
- Candles – when the autumn rain is lashing the window, there is nothing better than a few candles in the bedroom to help set the move for romance and rest. Of course, always stay safe and blow out any flickering flames before the land of nod calls.
- Flowers for foliage – during spring and summer, you probably added extra colour and scent to your bedroom with fresh flowers. There are still plenty of cut flowers available in autumn but somehow, they don’t quite have the same effect. Create a stunning effect with autumn foliage and swap your wall art for an autumnal scene, full of vibrant reds and yellows.
- Swap the lamp shades – such a simple tip but swap your pastel or white coloured table lamp shades for a pop of autumn colour. Softer beige or a light tan work really well or, if you like vibrancy and warmth, how about a crimson red to take into festive territory?
- Natural materials – autumnal colours and designs are all about adding warmth and texture, not just to the feel but to the eye too. Where you can, change the metal trays, the silver accessories and so on for natural materials. For example, how about a wood base lamp rather than the silver or brass ones?
Keep colours warm and spicy so that they complement each other but you will find that by just making a few changes, your bedroom will become the warm haven you want it to be.