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Create an Elegant Bedroom for Fall
Warm up your bedroom with rich earth tones, a variety of textures and unexpected contrasts for a soothing retreat sure to keep you warm on cool nights.  
Written by Sarah Jane O'Keefe
Photography by Brett Gum

Autumn brings about a heightened appreciation for the warmth and richness of earth tones. Incorporate these hues in your bedroom with a touch of gold for an on-season look that stays true to good style. These rich tones pair well with a subtle blue for a hint of cool contrast, as seen in the draperies above.


Simple brown furnishings and dark curtains make this room feel ready for autumn. The bird pillow and lamp is also very reminiscent of October. Photo by Bret Gum

Texture creates interest for the senses of sight and touch and is an undeniably effective element in this space. Here, a wool blanket is within arms reach for chilly nights while uniquely textured linens offer a softer feel. The draperies, which are actually blackout curtains, bring color, pattern and texture as well as sound sleep.

Your elegant, year-round furniture can also work great for fall. Simply changing the pillows to fall colors and incorporating more browns can make your room feel warmer and more intimate.

Opposites truly do attract. The rough blanket and textured linens are in stark contrast to the crisp glisten of the mirrored bedside table and porcelain lamp. Contrast continues with the British plantation-style bed and the bedside table, but their seemingly opposing styles coordinate thanks to the room’s obvious color pallet and elegant flare.

Put a little character into your fall décor with some antique items. Vintage wall art and a simple metal chair can give your bedroom some extra detail. Fall is all about getting cozy and ready for fall weather, so make sure to have some blankets handy. Photo by Bret Gum