An Arts and Crafts inspired bedroom

A yellow and grey bedroom

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.

Standen House

Image: the National Trust, Standen House

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.

A yellow and grey bedroom

Left and middle: bedlinen, House of Fraser / Right: curtains, H&M.

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.

A yellow and grey bedroom

Left: bedlinen, H&M / Middle: cushion, House of Fraser / Right: wallpaper, St Judes

What colours are you dreaming of this autumn?

This post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser, but all thoughts are my own.

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  1. October 2, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous fabric and prints!! I’ve pinned a fair few that are similar, recently. I think they capture the end of summer/start of autumn vibe so well.

  2. October 5, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I really love the Mark Hearld wallpaper – I’ve ordered some samples of it in the past, just to see it in all its colourways, just gorgeous! I love autumn colours, especially mustard, copper and rust, in both clothes and soft furnishings, so time to go shopping I think 🙂 #HomeEtc

  3. October 6, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Aaah it’s all so lovely!!! I’m a real fan of plain, white bedlinen, but very recently, I’ve had my head turned by some lovely designs by BluebellGray. Not my usual thing at all but I LOVE them!!! Lovely post Lizzie 🙂 Caro x #HomeEtc

  4. October 11, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I love William Morris’ designs and would happily sleep in the bedroom in the first picture. Yellow would not be my first choice for anything, but some of your picks in this post are gorgeous.

    • marmaladepie
      October 14, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Fionnuala! I do love a hint of yellow x

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