True Romance: 6 enchanting schemes to keep you cosy this autumn

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  • Hunker down this season with a soft, soothing scheme in a pretty romantic palette

    Steer away from the traditional autumn palette of amber, brown and gold, and bring a little romance into your scheme with soft pinks, delicate purples and soothing greys.

    1. Cosy Comfort

    Give your living room a subtle romantic feel with dusty rose, cool pewter and soft cream colours, then add comfort with luxe velvet fabrics. Finish with fresh flowers in uplifting pinks.

    Three-seater sofa in Canvas pure Belgian linen, £1,540; armchair in Pewter pure Belgian linen, £720; both Snowdrop range, Velvet cushions, from £20 each, Cox & Cox.

    2. Blooming Lovely

    Add a hint of boho to your bedroom scheme with folk inspired florals, such as those on this new bedding collection from Linea. The deep plum tones against the embroidered flowers have a delicately romantic feel, with a canopy fashioned out of a co-ordinating folk inspired set to complete the look.

    Linea Gretel Embroidery double duvet set, £70; Fable Folk rabbit cushion, £20, Embroidered Bird cushion, £30; (canopy) Anastasia Embroidery double duvet set, £50; Sprig Vase, £30; Rabbit mug, £5, all Linea by House of Fraser.

    3. Going Grey

    Opt for traditional romance with this simple, elegant wallpaper from Cole & Son. Let the intricate wallpaper dictate the palette, and add pared-back furnishings in understated grey. Tip: bring the look up to date by opting for a modern bedstead, or add a French feel with wrought-iron furniture.

    Plumbago wallpaper, £82 per roll, Cole & Son. Poppy king-size bedstead, £820, Button & Sprung. Bed linen, from a selection, Secret Linen Store

    4. Timeless Traditional

    Go for a refined, classic take on a romantic scheme with antique-style furniture, luxe printed wallpaper and neutral tones with hints of mink and putty. Add shimmering fabrics for a final touch.

    Rose Gold Taupe wallpaper, £20 per roll, Kelly Hoppen range, Graham & Brown. For a similar rug, try John Lewis.

    5. French Fancy

    Put a heavenly spin on a lilac palette with hints of oyster and silver. An ornate headboard and intricate wallpaper add a luxurious feel, whilst layers of soft fabric bring a romantic touch.

    Sylvia silver luxury king-size bed, £1,345, The French Bedroom Company. For a similar wallpaper, try Wallpaper Direct.

    6. Restful Romance

    Create a relaxed, casual look by teaming lilac walls with fabrics in an array of grey tones, then add metal highlights to give the look a little lift.

    Walls painted in Emile chalk paint, £18.95 for 1 litre, Annie Sloan.
    For a similar Throw, try Debenhams.


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