I loved the rich colours on this floral design bedding with it’s dusky teal blue background as soon as I saw it, I just knew it would be perfect to dress our bedroom for the colder months. The husband tries to enforce a blanket ban on all florals but even he couldn’t deny the cosiness of our Autumn bedroom makeover! Do you like it? It is called Romany and it’s from Christy’s beautiful new A/W collection.I have always been an advocate of luxurious sleeping quarters, (I may well have spent some of my student loan on designer bedding instead of books back in the 90’s sshhhh). So when I discovered the joy of sleeping under Christy bedding back in April this year a new favourite was found.The lovely floral bed linen is made in 100% Cotton and 200 thread count, and the Bloomsbury stripe sheets and pillowcases are 100% Cotton Sateen and 300 Thread Count, so extra silky when you jump in at night, I think they are on sale at the moment too, so if you like a hotel style flat sheet, why not treat yourself? The nights are getting so chilly now and these will not disappoint, I promise.These autumnal ‘falling leaf’ tones trimmed with a pretty vintage style cotton lace, are seasonal and pretty all at once. As I made up the bed, I was hoping little Wallis would jump in on my photo shoot like last time and she did not disappoint – as you will see further on. Grumpy old Marlo was sitting outside on the wall, teasing the dog next door!I added an extra layer of much needed snuggle with a knitted throw and Herringbone Cushion. The cushion is woven with a hint of secret sparkle too, which I didn’t even know about until the sun light caught it, so pretty. The blue glass lamp was a junk shop find that I rewired and the shade was stolen from another lamp we have, I thought it picked out the golden tones in the bedding nicely. I picked up some pretty handy skills running that lighting emporium for all those years, eh!The sight of paws and claws on our new blanket did make me wince a little, but that cute little face means, this one gets away with murder around here. I will be keeping these pictures as a treasured memento, as I’m sure in a matter of days there will be muddy footprints all over my sateen sheets.I went on a little flower buying spree to finish off the room, snatching up two beautiful autumn inspired bunches to compliment our colourful new sleeping space. Including these amazing pincushion protea (thanks for helping me name them, IGers!)Our bedroom is never complete without a scented candle or seven burning, and this one is so lovely I cannot begin tell you, (or I shouldn’t, as there will be less left for me)! But I’m nice so . . . . . . this is Christy’s candle in fragrance number 3, a beautiful blend of rose pepper layered with fresh citrus notes of bergamot, on a base of precious woods and vanilla. Even with the lid off and not lit it smells divine, so I am only burning it for half an hour an evening to make it last as long as possible, this will definitely be on repeat prescription! Here are my five tips for creating a cosy bedroom in your home this Autumn, all you will need are good gathering skills, an eye for colour and one more thing that’s not on the list – a naughty pet or two, to undo all your hard work!
1. Use Autumnal tones so your room feels and looks warm.
2. Layer up with textured woollen items like knitted throws and cushions.
3. Gather hedgerow foliage and jewel coloured flowers to make your space feel extra special.
4. A scented candle with sweet, woody notes will add a luxurious glow in the evenings.
5. No need to buy all new things, just borrow items from the other rooms in your home that will bring your scheme together. I am a big fan of wandering around our place with a big woven basket in hand, chucking things in it that match whatever I am trying to create!
I hope you like our new bedroom colours, I am so pleased with the level of cosiness, I’m off to dive in and read my book for a while.
Happy weekend to you, I wish you a lazy morning in bed. But do please think of me, up at 6am packing the van for the King John’s Nursery Vintage fair in Etchingham, do please come along if you can?!
Disclosure – This post is written in collaboration with Christy but all images, opinions and words are my own.