The best window seats to curl up on this autumn

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  • With autumn on the way, here are some of our favourite spots for making the most of the new season – safely tucked up indoors, of course!

    Whether you’re getting cosy with a good book or curling up for a catnap, there are few places better to spend a quiet afternoon than resting on a stylish window seat. So with autumn on the way, here are some of our favourite spots for making the most of the new season – safely tucked up indoors, of course!

    Spots and stripes

    Imagine settling in to this traditional bay window seat with a gourd
    book (sorry!) and a hot cuppa. To get the look, turn up the pattern
    clash with a hardy ticking striped fabric cover, a bold polka dot
    cushion and a folksy print pillow.The neutral tones will unite the three
    motifs in a relaxed and rustic style.

    Prints charming

    Add a folksy vibe by layering up Scandi-inspired prints. Stick to
    three key colours, such as sky blue, pillarbox red and sage green, then
    mix and match contrasting patterns for an upbeat feel.

    For a similar curtain fabric, try a selection from Hus & Hem. Bird garden cushion covers, £38 each, Mark Hearld range, St Jude’s Fabrics & Papers. For a similar cushion, try the leaf print, £30, Dickens & Jones range, House of Fraser

    Dog day afternoon

    A cosy nook or dormer window in the eaves is the perfect winter hideout. Fill with blankets, cushions and throws for a soft and snuggly space, then drape stars or garlands for a magical touch. Pooch optional.

    For a similar faux-fur throw, try the Supersoft in Snow Fox, £225, Cox & Cox

    Très chic

    Bring a touch of French style to your window seat with opulent patterns and sophisticated stripes in burnt umber tones. Finish with a cream tea for a delicate British flourish!

    For a similar chair fabric, try the Wimborne Henna, £39 per m, Romo

    50 shades

    Looking for a pared-back, easy-to-live-with scheme? A simple palette of soft greys and rattan textures is just the ticket. Layer up these soothing shades with soft fabrics, fresh flowers and hints of colour for a gentle, relaxing look.

    For a similar mustard cushion, try the rectangular mustard velvet, £35, Graham and Green

    Scottish snuggle spot

    Look to the heather and bramble tones of the Scottish Highlands to create a cosy spot for watching the falling autumn leaves. Mix and match different types of tarten in throws and cushions – perfect for giving a neutral room a quick country update for the new season.

    Go green

    Cling to the final remnants of summer with foliage-inspired prints. Leaves, ferns and rolling hills give this simple scheme a lush feel – just team with white walls for a fail-safe look.

    For a similar leaf fabric, try the Diva, £22.89 per m, Scion range, Jane Clayton & Company

    Boutique feel

    Escape the pounding rain with a sumptuous scheme. A brown, terracotta and ruby palette add depth and richness, while pops of pattern have a luxe look.

    For a similar chaise, try the Stockshund, £395, Ikea

    Pastel power

    Want to shirk the autumn blues? A palette of pretty pastels
    brings a spring-like feel – layer up marshmallow pink and sky blue with
    soft yellow and green tones, for an upbeat antidote to the rain outside.

    For a similar rocking chair, try the Monet, £438, Sika Design range, Made in Design

    Faded Florals

    in to the trend for patchwork denim and bring a little bit of soft
    vintage style to your favourite place to perch. The generous amount of
    cushions almost makes this nook nap worthy – though there’s every chance
    you might roll right off, if you’re not careful.

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