How To Create A Cocooning Autumnal Bedroom Retreat

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How To Create A Cocooning Autumnal Bedroom Retreat

How To Create A Cocooning Autumnal Bedroom Retreat

Interiors

Lauren Egan

Hamilton House by Lauren Egan. Photo – Glenn Hester

Hamilton House by Lauren Egan. Photo – Glenn Hester

Hamilton House by Lauren Egan. Photo – Glenn Hester

Interiors – Tali Roth. Styling – Joseph Gardner. Photo – Lillie Thompson.

Yasmine Ghoniem’s Bondi apartment. Custom joinery by YSG made by Xpert joinery in Porter’s Paint Biscotti. Kartell Bedside table from Space. ‘Revised Ovington’ lamp from Space. Custom made bedhead by Materialized with vintage fabric from Cheesoon and Fitzgerald. Bed linen by Major Minor from the DEA store. Pillows by Jardan. Floral bolster custom made by YSG for the NGV installation and made by Think Positive. Stansborough wool throw from DEA store. Custom made blinds by Solice. Sunset textiles made by Think Positive for the NGV Installation by YSG. Vintage tapestry artwork on floor from Rudi Rocket.Artwork on wall ‘Barrier Highway, Cobar NSW’ by Robert Gray. Photo – Prue Ruscoe. Styling – Felicity Ng

I love creating layered, colourful interiors where there is a sense of harmony.

It’s something that works particularly well in the bedroom, where warm cocooning hues meet luxurious textures, to create a space that envelops you in comfort. Here I share my top tips to achieving this look:

Toasty colour. The weather is starting to turn with the leaves, but golden summer afternoons linger into autumn. Embrace those warm, spice tones and keep it toasty. Yellow greens, putty pinks, deep browns, magentas and maybe a drop of red sets the mood for the space.

Balancing Textures. Texture is the secret to making the space feel organic, natural and relaxed. But not everything should be heavily textured. To create interest and a touch of tension, balance a heavily textured armchair with a glossy side table or a textured bed with a metallic light fitting, to create a sense of balance in the space.

Nature. If you’re not sure where to start with a colour palette, just head out for a stroll to find some inspiration from the colours and textures that work together in nature. It might be a cul de sac full of deciduous trees that are turning brown, or a crisp morning that gets you pulling on a woolly jumper.

Unexpected moments. Don’t be scared of doing something unexpected like opting for a fire engine red bedside table, or buying a piece of art that challenges you and always seems to draw the eye. It only takes a couple of unexpected moments in a room to create interest and a sharp focal point that keeps things fun and interesting. Just the right amount of weird always works wonders!

Shape. Again, use shape to create contrast and interest. Juxtapose rounded objects with more boxy shapes, and seek out organic shapes that make you feel relaxed and connected. I particularly love objects that you can see have been made by hand, which I find far more enduring than objects that are machine produced. A piece like the gourd basket from Pan After is a fun way to connect the space to the autumn pumpkin season, without having a pumpkin in your room (that’s a bit too weird).

Additional moodboard credits (from left): Curtains from James Dunlop. Organic gourd basket from Pan After. Linen sheets from Cultiver. Cushions from Cult. Hybrid 1 Sculpture by Kate Tucker from Daine Singer. Red ceramic cup from Pan After. Painting by Ash Leslie. Turkana Milk Pail from Pan After. 



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